Melbourne, Most Liveable & Friendly City

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A view of Melbourne from the Eureka Sky Tower.

Melbourne has been named the world’s most liveable city. Again. And it’s also the friendliest.

For the fourth year in a row, Melbourne came in number one in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Ranking, which surveyed 140 cities.

The survey rated cities out of 100 in healthcare, education, stability, culture, environment, and infrastructure. Melbourne received 97.5 out of 100. Aside from the arts, cultural, and sporting environments that add to the quality of life in Melbourne, the report noted that the city’s low murder rate contributed to its liveability.

Australian cities Adelaide, Sydney, and Perth also made the top ten along with our neighbours in Auckland, New Zealand.

Melbourne tied with Auckland, New Zealand as the friendliest city in the world in a reader’s survey by Condé Nast Traveler magazine. Sorry Sydney, but Condé Nast readers say Melbourne is Australia’s “capital of cool” so it must be true. With it’s “breathtaking” harbor and beaches and helpful residents, Sydney came in at number 5. A couple of American cities made the top ten as well: Savannah, Georgia came in 9th and Charleson, South Carolina came in 4th. Good ole Southern charm and hospitality.

Do you agree? Is Melbourne your favourite city?

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