Melbourne claims title as ‘most liveable city’ for third successive year

Written by in Property News on August 29, 2013

Once again Melbourne has been awarded the title of the ‘world’s most liveable city’ by The Economist Intelligence Unit’s latest liveability survey. This is the third year in a row the Victorian capital has claimed the top honour.

Melbourne beat notable cities Vienna in second place and previous winner, Vancouver in third place. Three other Aussie cities also made the top 10 list this year. Adelaide came in sixth place, Sydney in seventh and Perth in ninth position. Interestingly eight of the top ten cities in the list are from Australia and Canada.

The survey, held annually, assesses 140 cities worldwide based on five broad categories: stability; healthcare; culture and environment; education; and infrastructure. It appears that improvements in infrastructure in the Australian cities, including a long-term road building program launched by the Federal government in 2010 contributed to them making the top 10 list.

The top 10 list is as follows:

1.    Melbourne, Australia
2.    Vienna, Austria
3.    Vancouver, Canada
4.    Toronto, Canada
5.    Calgary, Canada
6.    Adelaide, Australia
7.    Sydney, Australia
8.    Helsinki, Finland
9.    Perth, Australia
10.  Auckland, New Zealand

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