Top 20 global cities for health security

Washington, D.C., is the U.S. city with the highest health security ranking, according to The Economist's new Safe Cities Index 2019 report.

The report assessed the safety of 60 major urban areas across the globe based on digital, health, infrastructure and personal security. Health security was determined by factors such as access to healthcare, access to safe and quality food, number of hospital beds and physicians per capita, environmental policies, life expectancy, emergency services and more.

Here, according to the report, are the cities that ranked the highest for health security.

1. Osaka

2. Tokyo

3. Seoul

4. Amsterdam (tie)

4. Stockholm (tie)

6. Frankfurt

7. Washington, D.C.

8. Singapore

9. Zurich

10. Taipei

11. Copenhagen (tie)

11. Sydney (tie)

13. Brussels (tie)

13. Melbourne (tie)

15. Paris

16. London

17. Toronto

18. San Francisco

19. Chicago

20. Madrid (tie)

20. New York (tie)

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