You always wanted to know the world’s 10 best cities to live in? Well, now there are available the results of the Economist Intelligence Unit global “liveability” study which looks at how “tolerable” it is to live in a particular place. The items studied were: crime levels, the threat of conflict, quality of medical care, levels of censorship, temperature, schools and transport links.
Melbourne just won the trophy of the best city in the world to live in.
10. Auckland, New Zealand, which scores an overall rating of 95.7 out of 100
Imagine an urban environment where everyone lives within half an hour of beautiful beaches, hiking trails and a dozen enchanted holiday islands.
9. Perth, Australia (95.9)
Perth is the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia. It is the fourth most populous city in Australia, with an estimated population of 1.83 million living in the Perth metropolitan area.
8. Helsinki, Finland (96.0)
Helsinki is Finland’s major political, educational, financial, cultural and research centre as well as one of northern Europe’s major cities.
7. Sydney, Australia (96.1)
Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia. It is on the south-east coast of the Tasman Sea. In June 2010 the greater metropolitan area had an approximate population of 4.6 million people.
6. Adelaide, Australia (96.6)
Adelaide is the capital city of South Australia and the fifth-largest city in Australia. According to the 2011 census, Adelaide has a population of 1.23 million. The demonym “Adelaidean” is used in reference to the city and its residents.
5. Calgary, Canada (96.6)
Calgary is a city in the province of Alberta, Canada. It is situated on the Bow river in the south of the province, in an area of foothills and prairie, approximately 80 km east of the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies.
4. Toronto, Canada (97.2)
Toronto is the largest city in Canada and the provincial capital of Ontario. It is located in Southern Ontario on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario. Toronto is a relatively modern city.
3. Vancouver, Canada (97.3)
Vancouver is a coastal seaport city on the mainland of British Columbia, Canada. The 2011 census recorded more than 603,000 people in the city, making it the eighth largest Canadian city.
2. Vienna, Austria (97.4)
Vienna is the capital and the largest city of Austria, and one of the nine states of Austria. Vienna is Austria’s primary city, with a population of about 1.731 million.
1. Melbourne, Australia (the city scores an overall rating of 97.5 out of 100)
Melbourne is the capital and most populous city in the state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia.
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