Mel­bourne ranked world’s most live­able city

Business Traveller (Asia-Pacific) - - UPFRONT -

MEL­BOURNE has been crowned the world’s most live­able city for the sev­enth con­sec­u­tive year by the Economist In­tel­li­gence Unit. The in­dex sur­veys 140 world cities, as­sign­ing them ranks based on five cat­e­gories: sta­bil­ity, health­care, cul­ture and en­vi­ron­ment, ed­u­ca­tion and in­fra­struc­ture.

Aus­tralia claimed three of the top-scor­ing cities, with Ade­laide and Perth also ranked fifth and sev­enth re­spec­tively. Other cities ranked within the top ten in­clude Vi­enna (sec­ond place), Van­cou­ver (third), Helsinki (ninth) and Ham­burg (10th).

The report states that big cities such as New York, Lon­don, Paris and Tokyo are “vic­tims of their own success” with over­stretched in­fra­struc­ture, con­ges­tion, public trans­port is­sues and higher crime rates.

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