Austrian Vienna topped the list of the greenest and cleanest cities in the world. The rankings were compiled by consulting company Resonance Consultancy, reports Lonely Planet.

As noted, the company used its own methodology to identify the city, paving the way for a sustainable future. Selection criteria were the number of green spaces, places for walking among the citizens, as well as the level of air pollution.

Vienna was recognized as the most green city in the world thanks to the many parks and the development of public transport: many local residents abandoned cars polluting the environment.

In second place of the rating was in Munich with an innovative system of high-speed public transport, reducing the number of cars of citizens, and the third Berlin with lots of green public spaces and parks. In addition, residents accepted as reasonable consumers of resources used in everyday life minimum amount of water.

Fourth place went to Madrid, where a lot of green space and convenient infrastructure for pedestrians, and the fifth — Sao Paulo with an abundance of farmer’s markets with organic products.

Also in the list of the greenest cities included Manchester, Lisbon, Singapore, Amsterdam and Washington.

Earlier it was named the most expensive city in Europe for rental housing. They found London: removable three bedroom house in the middle price range will cost a tourist about 5.3 thousand euros per month (439 thousand).