According to Monocle magazine, Lisbon is the 3rd safest, most sustainable, avant-garde and inspiring city in the world, having this year climbed 4 places in the ranking that assesses the quality of life of 25 cities in the world.
Already in its 15th edition, Monocle considers the low levels of pollution in the city of Lisbon as an essential factor for this classification, noting that it intends to “reduce its carbon emissions by 60% by 2030 and a third of the budget of the City Council”. was dedicated to making this lofty rhetoric a reality.” Rounding out the podium are the cities of Copenhagen in Denmark and Zurich in Switzerland, with first and second place, respectively.
Another important factor is the entrepreneurial spirit that the city has, last year was positive for companies and the tourist sector that is still recovering from the pandemic has already had a favorable impact on the city’s shops and restaurants.
However, not everything is perfect and there is a factor that can become a negative point in the city of Lisbon: the risk of a housing crisis. Monocle warns: “Despite Lisbon’s good looks, glitz and charm, there are challenges and housing is the most pressing. A new law limiting what types of buildings can be rented out as short-term lets will help residents, while there is also a programme to make use of the estimated 48,000 homes that are now empty”.