For the sixth year running, Melbourne has taken the crown as the world’s most livable city by The Economist’s Annual Liveability Index.
The score is awarded according to 30 factors examined across 5 separate categories: Stability, Healthcare, Culture/Environment and Education/Infrastructure. Melbourne received an outstanding score of 97.5 out of 100, beating Vancouver, Toronto and Vienna to retain its top spot – with our top marks awarded for education, infrastructure and healthcare.
The Economist Intelligence Unit believes that Melbourne has such a strong hold on the title over ‘super cities’ such as New York and London because “mid-sized cities in wealthier countries with a relatively low population density” such as Melbourne and the other cities sited in the top 10 ranking offer more favourable living and lifestyle conditions
3 other Australian cities made the top 10 list, with Adelaide coming in 5th and Perth 7th.
World’s top 10 most livable cities:
1. Melbourne, Australia
2. Vienna, Austria
3. Vancouver, Canada
4. Toronto, Canada
5. Calgary, Canada
5. Adelaide, Australia
6. Perth Australia
7. Auckland, New Zealand
8. Helsinki, Finland
9. Hamburg, Germany
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