Of the 16 U.S. cities ranked, nine have scores at or above 90: Honolulu, Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Atlanta, Miami, Detroit, Boston, and Seattle. All U.S. cities in the rankings score above 85.
While the quality of life may be similarly pleasant across in the top 50 cities, it is a totally different story in the least livable cities on the list. 13 cities have scores below 50, all of them in Africa or Asia. According to the report, conflict plays a large part in bringing these cities' scores down. Dhaka, Bangladesh, the least livable city, comes in with a score of 38.7, exactly where it was last year.
Danielle Kurtzleben is a business and economics reporter for U.S. News & World Report. Connect with her on Twitter at @titonka or via E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.