The ranking of the safest cities in the world in 2021 has been released from an index prepared by The Economist magazine, following the criteria of 76 indicators that include digitization, health, personal safety, environmental safety and infrastructure. Let us then know which cities are the safest in the world, among which we have already told you that there are two of the most famous Spanish cities.
The ranking of the safest cities in the world in 2021
The safest city in the world, according to The Economist, is Copenhagen . This has been revealed in its “Safe Cities Index 2021”, the biennial ranking of the English business magazine in which it photographs a changing world. The concept of “safe city”, since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic , is no longer what it was: health and digitization weigh more than in the past. Three European cities (two Spanish), three Asian, three in Oceania and one in Canada: here are the safest cities to live
These are the 76 indicators on which The Economist has prepared the ranking, comparing 60 cities in the world . The criteria considered most important, in 2021, are infrastructure, personal safety, the environment, health and the digital domain. In general, it is the Asia-Pacific cities that obtain the best results, while the worst are in the Middle East.
This is the result of the ranking with the top ten safest cities:
- Copenhagen : First place for the capital of Denmark, with 82.4 points out of a maximum of 100. The sector in which Copenhagen stands out the most is infrastructure (89), followed by personal safety (86.4) and environmental (84 ,5)
- Toronto : With 82.2 points, in second place is Toronto, Canada, in particular thanks to environmental policies (90.3) and infrastructure system (88.6)
- Singapore : The first Asian city in the ranking is Singapore, with a score of 80.7. The infrastructure sector is the most developed in the metropolis (92.1 points)
- Sidney : With a total of 80.2 points, Sidney is in fourth place. The Australian city also stands out above all for its infrastructure (84.5).
- Tokyo : Japan’s capital goes from first place in 2019 to fifth in 2021, with a score of 80, driven by infrastructure and the health system, both with 87.7 points.
- Amsterdam : The second safest European city in 2021, with 79.3 points, is Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Once again, it is the infrastructures that decree its success (83.5).
- Wellington : With a score of 91.7 in environmental safety and 79 in the overall ranking, in seventh place is Wellington, New Zealand.
- Hong Kong : Eighth position for Hong Kong, with 78.6 points, mainly for infrastructure (93.4) and health (84).
- Melbourne : Ninth place – with 78.6 points – for Melbourne, the second Australian city in the top ten, which stands out for infrastructure (84) and health (81.9).
- Stockholm : In Sweden, in tenth position, with 78 points.
Barcelona and Madrid in positions 11 and 21 respectively
The ranking also includes the city of Barcelona, which appears in position number 11 with 77.8 points, while Madrid appears in position 21 with 74.7 points , two positions ahead of Paris (74.3) and five ahead. Brussels (73.6)
After Barcelona we also have New York (77.8 points), Frankfurt (77.7 points), Washington (77.4 points), and London (77.2 points), in addition to San Francisco (77.2 points), Osaka (76.7 points), Los Angeles (76.5 points), Zurich (76.3 points) and Chicago (75 points).
And as for the first city outside of Europe, North America or Asia-Pacific in the ranking, we have Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, in position 31 with 66.9 points. For South America , the best score is the city of Santiago de Chile, in 33rd place thanks to a score of 65.3 points.