MELBOURNE: For the seventh straight year the Victorian capital has been named The Economist’s world’s most liveable city, as reported by the Australian mainstream media. The Australian hub and the NSW’s main city Sydney is nowhere in the list of top 10.
Australia’s cultural capital Melbourne, which is also known for its coffee culture and laneway artwork, got the gong, with perfect scores for healthcare, education and infrastructure.
“This is a win for all Victorians, who contribute so much to making Melbourne the best place to live in the world, ” Premier Daniel Andrews was quoted saying by the Yahoo News.
The top 10 cities remain unchanged from 2016 with Vienna and Vancouver rounding out the top three, Toronto in fourth, followed by Adelaide and Calgary in equal fifth. Perth claimed seventh spot, with Auckland in eighth ahead of Helsinki and Hamburg.