Melbourne World’s Most Liveable City for historic fifth year in a row
Article by Kirsty Timsans
Melbourne has once again taken out the coveted title of the ‘World’s Most Liveable City’ in The Economist’s liveability rankings for an unprecedented fifth year in a row.
The annual survey compares 140 cities and assigns a rating across five broad categories including; Stability, Culture, Environment, Education and Healthcare.
With an almost perfect score of 97.5 out of 100, Melbourne is the first city in the survey’s history to assume the top spot for the fifth consecutive year, beating out Vienna and Vancouver which were rated second and third respectively.
Sarah Seddon, Chair of the Destination Melbourne, said that the result is “great news” for the visitor economy and will have a positive impact on the visitor numbers for the Garden State.
"The attention our city will receive due to this result will continue to cement Melbourne, with its cultural attractions, world class events and festivals, and myriad of dining and entertainment options, as a must-visit destination for people from all around the world,” she said.
Not far behind Melbourne was Adelaide in fifth position, followed by Sydney in seventh position, Perth in eighth position and Brisbane in 18th position. In fact, the rankings for all these Australian cities remained unchanged from the previous year.
Melbourne’s international profile was also boosted after being named the world’s friendliest city and “Australia’s Capital of Cool” last year by leading UK travel magazine Conde Nast Traveller.
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