According to the 2021 World’s Best Cities Report, Kyiv is ranked 87 and appeared for the first time in the Top 100. The city made a great loop forward and jumped 52 places as previously Kyiv was ranked 139. It is reported by bestcities.org.
"Architecturally endowed, friendly and creative, Kyiv is a subdued European capital on the rise," the report reads.
The capital received 61 points for prosperity and 66 points for promotion.
“Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital, may not be the first European capital that pops to mind, but it’s one of the most distinct. The city—a 1,500-year-old living encyclopedia of Slavic history—is as colorful and vibrant as its nation’s flag, with buildings painted like Ukrainian Easter eggs and the skyline topped with gold domes gleaming up the hills from the Dnipro River,” the report says.
The first top five best cities mentioned in the report are London, New York, Paris, Moscow and Tokyo.
Meanwhile, Ukraine ranked eighth in Europe and 43rd in the world in terms of air pollution in 2020. In particular, among the world's capitals, Kyiv was ranked 39th in terms of air pollution by small particles. This is stated in the report World Air Quality Report - 2020.
COVID-19 impact: In 2020, 84% of all monitored countries observed air quality improvements, largely due to global measures to slow the spread of COVID-19. Air quality improvements across major cities in 2020 compared to 2019 include Beijing (-11%), Chicago (-13%), Delhi (-15%), London (-16%), Paris (-17%) and Seoul (-16%).