Dublin ranked fourth in UN prosperity index
on 22/02/2013 14:04:31
Despite our economic woes, Dublin tied with Copenhagen in the UN's Habitat Index.
Five markers - productivity, quality of life, infrastructure, environment and equity - were used to decide where cities ranked in terms of overall prosperity.
The authors of the report warned however, that our economic woes may affect the ranking.
"The positive ranking which was achieved by strength of the equity index presents a challenge for Dublin," they said.
"Current measures to address the economic crisis and the public finances could affect the equity index."
Vienna came first in the index, followed by Helsinki in Finland and Oslo in Norway.