Aug 17, 2017
Posted by: Daniel Walker

Melbourne: the world’s most liveable city, seven years in a row

For the seventh year in a row, Melbourne has been ranked as the world’s most liveable city, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Report 2017.

Each year, The Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Liveability Index ranks 140 cities on healthcare, education, infrastructure, stability, culture and environment. Melbourne ranked an overall score of 97.5 out of 100. Melbourne narrowly edged Vienna in the second spot with an overall score of 97.4. The first time a city has taken the top spot seven years in a row. Vancouver held the previous record for six years in a row.

Melbourne ranked extremely highly across all five areas. Rating 95 for stability, 100 for healthcare, 95.1 for culture and environment and 100 for education and also infrastructure.

Melbourne: the world’s most liveable city, seven years in a row

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What it is like living in Melbourne, the world’s most liveable city

Originally hailing from the outskirts of Sydney, we moved to Melbourne at the end of May 2016. Probably, one of the best decision we have made. The move was an easy decision because Melbourne offered us a cheaper place to live, more opportunity for work and also a better, overall quality of life.

For us, it is easy to see why Melbourne is the world’s most liveable city. We live within walking distance to public transport, major shopping precincts, green space and cafés and restaurants.

Our local area is very low in crime, while healthcare and education institutions are readily available and accessible. Furthermore, the culture, environment, weather and climate suits our lifestyle.

Thanks for reading our post, Melbourne: the world’s most liveable city, seven years in a row. Have you been to, or are you from Melbourne? what are your thoughts on the world’s most liveable city, do you love it as much as we do?


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Daniel Walker - Author

Daniel Walker is an Australian landscape photographer, blogger, outdoor enthusiast and travel addict originally from western Sydney, now residing in Melbourne, Victoria.

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