Melbourne once again ranked most livable city in the worldWednesday 4 September 2013
Melbourne has beat Vienna to claim the Global Livability Survey title of the best city in the world to live in for the second year running.
Melbourne continues to thrive in terms of livability – not only do we benefit from the natural advantages of low population density, but we have continued to improve with some high profile infrastructure investments.
The global livability survey is an annual list compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), initially as a test of whether human resource departments needed to pay a hardship allowance in expatriate relocation packages.
Out of the 140 cities surveyed around the world, Melbourne’s score of 97.5 per cent is close to perfect – only losing points in minor areas.
Each city is assigned a score for over 30 qualitative and quantitative factors across five broad categories:
• culture and environment
Melbourne is Australia’s premier multicultural city. The growing population of almost 4.2 million people comes from as many as 153 different countries. This cultural diversity delivers a wide range of food, restaurants, cafes and festivals throughout the city and regional areas of Victoria.