Home ›  View All News › Fukuoka City won 10th place in MONOCLE Magazine’s 2014 survey of the Top 25 Most Livable Cities for a Quality of Life!

Topical articles

Fukuoka City won 10th place in MONOCLE Magazine’s 2014 survey of the Top 25 Most Livable Cities for a Quality of Life!

2014-06-27 revised

The London-based Monocle Magazine releases the annual ranking of World’s 25 Most Livable Cities according to its Quality of Life Survey. In its 2014 edition, Fukuoka finally made its way into the Top 10! Other Japanese cities on the list are Tokyo, at 2nd, and Kyoto, at 9th.

Out of 13 cities participating in the International Regions Benchmarking Consortium, which has 10 member metropolitan regions including Fukuoka and 3 observer metropolitan regions, 8 cities including third-place Melbourne, ranked in this survey of the top 25 livable cities.
(2013 rank 12, 2012 rank 12, 2011rank 16, 2010 rank14, 2009 rank 16, 2008 rank 17)

Article Overview
Fukuoka City has developed unique character because it has always gone its own way. Its interesting profile makes it as good example to other small cities in Japan. With a lot of green spaces in the city, it has nearby nature like mountains, sea and farmlands. Fukuoka’s crime rate is very low and its business-friendly environment attracts many small businesses. Recently, the city sees an increase of bicycle commuters. It comes as no surprise that Fukuoka City enjoys rapid growth. Fukuoka’s designation as a National Strategic Special Zone is expected to further enhance its presence.

2014’s ranking of the 'Top 25 Most Livable Cities in the World'
(2013 results)

1. Copenhagen (1)
2. Tokyo (4)
3. Melbourne (2) ★
4. Stockholm (7) ★
5. Helsinki (3) ★
6. Vienna (5)
7. Zürich (6)
8. Munich (8) ★
9. Kyoto (13)
10. Fukuoka (12) ★
11. Sydney
12. Auckland
13. Hong Kong
14. Berlin
15. Vancouver ★
16. Singapore★
17. Madrid
18. Paris
19. Amsterdam
20. Hamburg
21. Barcelona★
22. Lisbon
23. Portland
24. Oslo
25. Brisbane

★Member of the International Regions Benchmarking Consortium
(Singapore is an observer city)
*Reference: MONOCLE Magazine (English)



pagetop

Copyright © Fukuoka City Government