Live it up: Greater Mumbai debuts at No 3 in Ease of Living survey

First in public open spaces, land use and compactness; second in identity and culture; third in water supply, sixth in housing and waste management – these, according to the Ease of Living Index, are among the factors that make Mumbai the third most liveable city in the country. Among seven cities with populations over 40 lakh, Mumbai came first and third in the overall rankings. The Ease of Living Index is intended to help cities assess their liveability in relation to global and national benchmarks.