The world’s most liveable cities

Benita Kolovos
(Australian Associated Press)

 

MELBOURNE TOPS LIVEABLE SURVEY AGAIN

THE AUSTRALIANS

* Melbourne tops the index for the 7th time in a row with perfect scores for health, education and infrastructure

* Adelaide equal 5th with Canada’s Calgary

* Perth creeps into the 10 at 7th

* Sydney 11th for a second year, with The Economist blaming terror concerns for the drop from seventh in 2015

* Brisbane steady in 16th


TOP 10

1. Melbourne – 97.5 out of 100

2. Vienna – 97.4

3. Vancouver – 97.3

4. Toronto – 97.2

5. Adelaide/ Calgary – 96.6

7. Perth – 95.9

8. Auckland – 95.7

9. Helsinki – 95.6

10. Hamburg – 95.0.


BOTTOM 10

1. Damascus, Syria – 30.2

2. Lagos, Nigeria – 36.0

3. Tripoli, Libya – 36.6

4. Dhaka, Bangladesh – 38.7

5. Port Moresby, PNG – 39.6

6. Algiers, Algeria/ Karachi, Pakistan – 40.9

8. Harare, Zimbabwe – 42.6

9. Douala, Cameroon – 44

10. Kiev, Ukraine – 47.8

 

WHAT THEY SAID:

“This is a win for all Victorians, who contribute so much to making Melbourne the best place to live in the world” – Premier Daniel Andrews

“There will always be naysayers and whingers and of course we are not perfect; no great world city is. But we should be very proud of the work we all do together to make Melbourne the best city in the world” – Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle

“Seven years at the top of the ranking is something many Melburnians will no doubt take pride in but it is worth noting how tight things are at the top of the ranking” – Survey Editor Jon Copestake

Source: The Economist Intelligence Unit 2017 Report

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