Melbourne ranked the world’s most liveable city for the 5th time in a row
It’s done it again, and now achieving a near perfect score in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) liveability survey of 140 cities. Just 2.5 points off perfection, the city of Melbourne despite its unpredictable weather, has topped the EIU’s list beating the likes of Vienna, Vancouver and Toronto.
Adelaide came in fifth with a score of 96.6. Seven of the top 10 scoring cities were in Australia and Canada. Sydney came in seventh place behind Calgary, Alberta, Canada, with 96.1. It lost out to Adelaide and Melbourne due to its lower score for culture and environment, and stability. Perth was ranked ninth with 95.9, and Auckland, New Zealand, rounded out the top 10 with 95.7. Helsinki, Finland, took eighth place.
“Those that score best tend to be mid-sized cities in wealthier countries with a relatively low population density,” the EIU report said adding that, “These can foster a range of recreational activities without leading to high crime levels or overburdened infrastructure.”
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said his government plans to maintain Melbourne’s top spot pointing to the promised investment of some 25.4 billion into the Melbourne economy to particularly improve transport infrastructure. “Melbourne has the best of everything and this title proves it…Perfect scores in health care, education and infrastructure, culture, environment and sport are all proof there’s no place like Victoria,” he said.
At the tail end of the list were cities facing civil unrest and terror threats, namely Tripoli in Libya, Lagos in Nigeria, Port Moresby in PNG, Dhaka in Bangladesh and Damascus in Syria – which was rated the worst city in the world to live with a score of 30.6.
Source: Migration Alliance
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