Melbourne ranked world’s most liveable city
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. eiu.com