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Ease of Living Index List | Best & Worst cities to Live in India

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has released the list of best cities to live on the Ease of Living Index. Ease of Living Index 2018 contains 111 cities ranked in accordance with the standards set by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. Four main categories were framed and 15 thematic categories come under these four main categories. Let us see the Methodology, Best & Worst cities which were ranked under Ease of Living Index:

Ease of Living Index: Methodology & Process

The ranking is based on four main categories. 15 thematic categories were divided among the 4 main categories. Here are the categories:

Ease of Living Index Methodology

  • Institution ~ 25% Weightage
    • Governance
  • Social ~ 25% Weightage
    • Identity and Culture
    • Education
    • Health
    • Safety & Security
  • Economic ~ 5% Weightage
    • Economy and Employment
  • Physical ~ 45% Weightage
    • Housing & Inclusiveness
    • Public Open Space
    • Mixed Land Use and Compactness
    • Power Supply
    • Transportation & Mobility
    • Assured Water Supply
    • Waste Water Management
    • Solid Waste Management
    • Reduced Population

The cities are calculated according to these categories and the total is added to be named as the best city to live in. The process of indexing & ranking goes through four phases. After making the things clear in the 3 phases, they will enter into the fourth phase which is Ranking & Scoring. Here is the process which takes place for the Ease of Living Index:

Ease of Living Index Process

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Ease of Living Index & Ranking

By considering the different categories and calculating the points, Pune is ranked on the top of 111 cities on the Ease of Living Index list followed by Navi Mumbai as 2nd and Greater Mumbai as 3rd best. Tripathi of Andhra Pradesh is ranked 4th among 111 cities. Cities from top states like Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, UP, Gujarat does not come under the top 10 cities. Maharastra has 4 cities named under top 10 cities. Here is the list of Top 10 cities mentioned in the Ease of Living Index:

  1. Pune
  2. Navi Mumbai
  3. Greater Mumbai
  4. Tripathi
  5. Chandigarh
  6. Thane
  7. Raipur
  8. Indore
  9. Vijayawada
  10. Bhopal

Ease of Living Index Top 10 List

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State Wise Top rankings

Andaman & Nicobar Island

  1. Port Blair – 78th Rank Overall

Andhra Pradesh

  1. Tripathi – 4th Place Overall
  2. Vijayawada – 9th Place
  3. Visakhapatnam – 17th Place
  4. Kakinada – 64th Place

Arunachal Pradesh

  1. Pasighat – 105th Place Overall
  2. Itanagar – 106th Place

Assam

  1. Guwahati – 85th Place overall

Bihar

  1. Muzaffarpur – 63rd Place overall
  2. Bhagalpur – 107th Place
  3. Bihar Sharif – 108th Place
  4. Patna – 109th Place

Chandigarh

  1. Chandigarh – 5th Place Overall

Chhattisgarh

  1. Raipur – 7th Place Overall
  2. Bilaspur – 13th place

Dadra and Nagar Haveli

  1. Silvassa – 102nd Place overall

Daman and Diu

  1. Diu – 47th place overall

Goa

  1. Panaji – 90th Place overall

Gujarat

  1. Surat – 19th place overall
  2. Ahmedabad – 23rd Place
  3. Vadodara – 26th place
  4. Rajkot – 28th place
  5. Gandhinagar – 39th place
  6. Dahod – 79th place

Haryana

  1. Faridabad – 72nd place
  2. Karnal – 82nd place
  3. Gurgaon – 88th place

Himachal Pradesh

  1. Dharamsala – 56th place
  2. Shimla – 92nd place

Jammu and Kashmir

  1. Jammu – 95th place
  2. Srinagar – 100th place

Jharkhand

  1. Ranchi – 68th place
  2. Dhanbad – 94th place

Karnataka

  1. Mangaluru – 41
  2. Belagavi – 52
  3. Hubli – Dharwad – 57
  4. Bengaluru – 58
  5. Shimoga – 67
  6. Tumakuru – 70
  7. Davanagere – 83

Kerala

  1. Kochi – 45
  2. Trivananthapuram – 71

Lakshadweep

  1. Kavaratti – 104

Madhya Pradesh

  1. Indore – 8
  2. Bhopal – 10
  3. Jabalpur – 15
  4. Ujjain – 24
  5. Gwalior – 32
  6. Satna – 62
  7. Sagar – 66

Maharashtra

  1. Pune – 1
  2. Navi Mumbai – 2
  3. Greater Mumbai – 3
  4. Thane – 6
  5. Amravati – 16
  6. Vasai-Virar – 20
  7. Nashik – 21
  8. Solapur – 22
  9. Nagpur – 31
  10. Kalyan-Dombivli – 50
  11. Pimpri Chinchwad – 69
  12. Aurangabad – 97

Mumbai – Ease of Living Index

Manipur

  1. Imphal – 91

Meghalaya

  1. Shillong – 98

Mizoram

  1. Aizawl – 84

Nagaland

  1. Kohima – 110

NCT of Delhi

  1. Delhi – 65

Odisha

  1. Bhubaneswar – 18
  2. Rourkela – 87

Puducherry

  1. Puducherry – 60

Punjab

  1. Ludhiana – 35
  2. Amritsar – 76
  3. Jalandhar – 77

Rajasthan

  1. Jaipur – 30
  2. Ajmer – 51
  3. Jodhpur – 52
  4. Udaipur – 53
  5. Kota – 59

Sikkim

  1. Gangtok – 74
  2. Namchi – 99

Tamil Nadu

  1. Tiruchirapalli – 12
  2. Chennai – 14
  3. Coimbatore – 25
  4. Erode – 26
  5. Madurai – 28
  6. Tiruppur – 29
  7. Tirunelveli – 37
  8. Dindugul – 40
  9. Salem – 42
  10. Thanjavur –  43
  11. Thoothukudi – 44
  12. Vellore – 48

Tamil Nadu – Ease of Living Index

Telangana

  1. Karim Nagar – 11
  2. Hyderabad – 27
  3. Warangal – 61

Tripura

  1. Agartala – 93

Uttar Pradesh

  1. Varanasi – 33
  2. Jhansi – 44
  3. Ghaziabad – 46
  4. Raebareli – 49
  5. Agra – 55
  6. Lucknow – 73
  7. Kanpur – 75
  8. Bareilly – 81
  9. Aligarh – 86
  10. Moradabad – 89
  11. Allahabad – 96
  12. Meerut – 103
  13. Saharanpur – 108
  14. Rampur – 111

Uttar Pradesh – Ease of Living Index

Uttarakhand

  1. Dehradun – 80

Top cities like Delhi and Bengaluru didn’t get top positions in the ranking. Kolkatta didn’t participate/refused to participate in the analysis. Tamil Nadu state has 12 cities ranked inside the top 50 on the Ease of Living Index. Uttar Pradesh has 14 cities named under Top 111. The Rampur city of Uttar Pradesh is the least ranked city on the Ease of Living Index.

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