Eindhoven is one of the most livable cities in Europe
18 February 2020

Eindhoven is one of the most livable cities in Europe

Eindhoven is one of the most livable cities in Europe. That is the outcome of the Location Ratings Report, published by ECA International. It is the third ranking this year in which Eindhoven is named as one of the most livable cities in Europe and even in the world.

Sixth to fifth place
Global Mobility Expert ECA International published the Location Ratings Report last week. This report ranks European cities on liveability for European expats, taking various factors into account, such as housing, leisure, infrastructure, climate, safety, political tensions, and air quality. Eindhoven climbs from sixth to fifth place, with only Geneva, The Hague, Bern, and Copenhagen ranked as "more liveable".

A similar, ongoing ranking is done by Numbeo, the world's largest database of cities and countries worldwide. In its Quality of Life index, Eindhoven is ranked second. That list is led by Zurich.

Is it possible to have it all – the job, social life, family, a well-connected airport – away from the capital in a cosier place? We believe it is – and we’re backing the 2020s as the decade of the small city.

The Forecast

Small cities
In January, Eindhoven was included in the Small Packages ranking of Monocle's The Forecast, a list of the twenty most livable small cities in the world. The Forecast mentions the benefits of living in a relatively small city, such as living space, social cohesion and the balance between tranquillity and vibrant cultural agenda. 'Downsizing your city can increase your quality of life.'