16 Aug 2017 Melbourne Named World’s Most Liveable City For Record Seventh Year
For a record seventh consecutive year Melbourne has been named the world’s most liveable city according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
This year’s top 10 is identical to last year’s, with Adelaide, Perth and Auckland all making an appearance.
Melbourne received a score of 97.5 out of 100 on the annual list -securing perfect scores for healthcare, education and infrastructure. The index assesses stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure of 140 different cities.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said that the EIU announcement was a win for all Victorians, “[W]ho contribute so much to making Melbourne the best place to live in the world.”
“We’ll continue working hard every day to make Melbourne even better, and create a fairer, safer and stronger state for all Victorians.” Premier Andrews said.
Top 10 | Most Liveable Cities
1. Melbourne (97.5)
2. Vienna (97.4)
3. Vancouver (97.3)
4. Toronto (97.2)
5. Calgary (96.6)
5. Adelaide (96.6)
7. Perth (95.9)
8. Auckland (95.7)
9. Helsinki (95.6)
10. Hamburg (95.0)
Source: Economist Intelligence Unit