Melbourne is the most liveable city in the world!
Now you could say I’m biased (and I am) but it’s been named the world’s most liveable city for the fourth year in a row by the Economist Intelligence Unit’s liveability survey of 140 cities.
Melbourne received an overall score of 97.5 out of 100, scoring a perfect rating for healthcare, education and infrastructure.
The survey rated cities out of 100 in the areas of healthcare, education, stability, culture and environment and infrastructure.
Adelaide, Sydney and Perth also made it to the top 10 of the list, with ratings of 96.6, 96.1 and 95.9 respectively.
Most liveable cities:
- Melbourne, Australia 97.5
- Vienna, Austria 97.4
- Vancouver, Canada 97.3
- Toronto, Canada 97.2
- Adelaide, Australia 96.6
- Calgary, Canada 96.6
- Sydney, Australia 96.1
- Helsinki, Finland 96.0
- Perth, Australia 95.9
- Auckland, New Zealand 95.7
Even the premier agrees:
Victorian Premier Denis Napthine said he was delighted with Melbourne’s results.
“It’s terrific to know that we scored the perfect score in healthcare, education, infrastructure and sport,” Dr Napthine said.
“This is a real vindication of what we’re doing in Melbourne and Victoria to make this state the best state in the world.”
Dr Napthine said Melbourne has been attracting more visitors from overseas.
“The figures from Melbourne Airport show a 15 per cent increase year-on-year in international visitation, our tourism is going through the roof, our attraction of major conferences is exceeding all expectations.”
Dr Napthine said musicals, art exhibitions and sports events add to the quality of life in Melbourne.
“All of those things make our life richer and stronger in Melbourne and Victoria, and that’s why we win these awards,” he said.
All this helps our property markets
Melbourne’s popularity has led to strong population growth -we get enough new people each year to fill our magnificent MCG stadium (around 90,000).
And not surprisingly many of them want to live in our inner and middle ring suburbs – where most of the amenities are.
That plus our strong economic growth has kept our property markets robust.
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