Top 9 Least Polluted Cities In The World To Live In Peacefully

Top 9 Least Polluted Cities In The World To Live In Peacefully

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Last updated: July 27th 2016: We are literally living in polluted cities, the very air we breath contains a lot of harmful substances. And according to a study, air-borne diseases are taking more lives each year than the past decade.

While living in a city that provides all facilities but has the least pollution looks like an impossible dream, it is not completely true. If you are living in India and is worried that you can’t find a city that has clean air to breathe (and especially as India has 20 most polluted cities in the world), you need not worry. Even India has the best places to live that are less polluted or not polluted at all.

Below are the top 9 cities in the world which are least polluted. One of these least polluted cities in the world can fulfill your dream of living in a clean city with pure air.

1. Reykjavik, Iceland

Well, enough has been written about Iceland’s untouched beauty, crisp Arctic air and ice white surroundings, but did you know that Reykjavik’s air quality is brilliant? The city’s air quality has a rating of 87.50 which suggests that it’s more than fairly clean and pure.

It looks like the secret of Reykjavik being the least polluted in the world is due to less population. It has around 120,000 people even though), it is the heart of Iceland’s cultural, economic and governmental activity. So apart from having the cleanest air possible, it might also have the least sound pollution if less population is an indicator.

2. Whitehorse, Canada

Turns out Canada has the maximum number of ‘least polluted’ cities. Whitehorse, the largest city in northern Canada, has a rating of 100 which makes it ‘perfect’ for living. Are you considering moving there? We definitely are!

Whitehorse was established only in 1950, thus being one of the youngest cities in the world, it has great chances of better planning and infrastructure. If that is not sufficient to impress you, then you need to know that this city has the Guinness World Record for having the least polluted air in the world.

You will never go wrong if you are moving here.

3. Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is known for having a low number of cars and a good life expectancy. Thus, we aren’t surprised that pollution levels are much lower here. The air quality is as high as 80.95, which states that healthy living is a part of the country’s culture.

Having the least polluted air, even being the largest city in Finland is quite an achievement. One can expect a great level planning for the city’s infrastructure, transportation, and facilities. This medieval city has the charm and the pure air for you spend the rest of your life.

4. Mysore, India

Recently, Mysore was declared the cleanest city in India and it does not come as a surprise that it’s also the least polluted one in the country. Its air quality is 84.09, which is remarkable in terms of Indian standards. Delhi, are you listening?

This one is a shocker to many since India has 20 most polluted cities and no one expects that it can also have one of the least polluted cities. This is really an achievement since Mysore is the third most populous city in Karnataka.

It has many things of attraction. The city is the cultural center of Karnataka, many tourist attractions and above all the purest air you can ever breathe in India. Are you not convinced yet? Go have a look!

5. Zurich, Switzerland

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Zurich, the dream honeymoon destination for most Indians, and the place where you can buy tons of Swiss chocolates, is also on the list of cities that are less polluted. Zurich’s air quality is rated 85.58 which is definitely lung-friendly.

You can never go wrong with Zurich if you ever decide to move here. Why? Because Zurich is the world leader in protecting the climate by following a manifold approach. Climate protection is their primary goal. We will be ready to move anytime.

6. Vienna, Austria

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Austria boasts of a great doctor-citizen ration which is proof that healthcare is not an issue for the residents of Vienna. But, focusing only on the air quality, we aren’t disappointed either. The city’s air quality is at 79.46, which makes it a breathable city to live in.

Vienna is one of the wealthiest cities in the European union. With a per capita of 47,200 EURO, people in Vienna are surely having the best quality of life. And need not say about the quality of air one breathes in Vienna. So it is no surprise that Vienna is one among the least polluted cities in the world.

Vienna has a strong foothold in research & development, Information Technology and Tourism and conferences. So you get a bang for every buck you invest for living in Vienna. If you are not impressed yet, Vienna leads the 2016 Quality of Living Ranking by the international Mercer Consulting Group for the seventh consecutive year. That tells a lot about what you can expect from Vienna if you ever decide to move in there.

7. Calgary, Canada


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Here’s another one from the North American country. Calgary makes for the perfect skiing destination. In fact, a few years back it was ranked the cleanest city in Canada. Currently, the air quality at Calgary is at 72.58 which is a little alarming because they’ve come down a few notches. Nevertheless, it is still better when compared to other places in the world.

Another Canadian city that made to the list of least polluted cities in the world. Calgary is one of the oldest cities with the first settlement dating back to 11,000 years. Impressive isn’t it? And you don’t need to change your career to move in here. Calgary has almost all types of industries like energy, financial services, film and television, transportation and logistics, technology, manufacturing, aerospace, health and wellness, retail, and tourism sectors.

If you ask us, we are really impressed with Calgary and the quality of life this Canadian city can give.

8. Kollam, Kerala, India

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Kollam is a part of ‘gods own country,’ and has a technopark, which is the only IT park in India that can be accessed by road, rail and air. That apart, it’s air quality is rated at 79.17 becoming the second most least polluted city in the world.

You might be surprised to see another Indian city in the list of least polluted cities in the world. But it is true that Kollam is not just a clean city but one of the most beautiful. You need to visit this God’s own country to believe our words. And Kollam has a long history dating back to the period of Phoenicians and Romans.

Even though it is the fourth most populous city in Kerala, it never lost it’s beauty and retained the purity of air. You might be worried about the employment options here, but don’t worry. Kollam is industry focussed which means a lot of employment options are present.

You will never forget the beauty of the backwaters and the charm of this Indian city.

9. Sydney, Australia

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Australia has the world’s best healthcare system, and on top of that, some clean and pure air. Along with good water quality, Sydney’s air quality is at a decent 72.34, making it breatherfriendly.

It is really a wonder how Sydney had been maintaining the pollution levels though it is the most populous in Australia. If you ever decide to move in, never bother about the employment options, it is the financial hub of Asia Pacific. You can’t go wrong with the warm climate and perfectly planned infrastructure and facilities. Above all, the clean air you can breathe. This one is a winner.

So thinking of moving into one of these cities already? All the best and we are sure you will enjoy a great quality of life.

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