Australian cities among the best in the world

Australian cities among the best in the world

Melbourne is the world's most liveable cityAustralian cities have achieved excellent results in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2013 Global Liveability Survey, providing an excellent reason to study in Australia. Four Australian cities were ranked among the top ten cities in the world: Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and Perth.

For the third consecutive year, Melbourne (Victoria) was ranked as the best city in the world to live. Adelaide (South Australia) was ranked fifth, Sydney (New South Wales) was ranked seventh and Perth (Western Australia) was ranked ninth.

"Australian cities continue to thrive in terms of liveability — not only do they benefit from the natural advantages of low population density, but they have continued to improve with some high-profile infrastructure investments," Economist Intelligence Unit survey editor Jon Copestake said.

The ranking assesses living conditions against the categories of stability, health care, culture and environment, education and infrastructure.

The top ten most liveable cities in the world according to the Economist Intelligence Unit are as follows:

Rank City
1 Melbourne, Australia
2 Vienna, Austria
3 Vancouver, Canada
4 Toronto, Canada
5 Calgary, Canada
5 (equal) Adelaide, Australia
7 Sydney, Australia
8 Helsinki, Finland
9 Perth, Australia
10 Auckland, New Zealand
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