Melbourne remains #1 as world's most liveable
Thursday 29 August 2013
For the third year in a row Melbourne is the world's most liveable city, according to a survey conducted by The Economist.
Australia's second-largest city was one four Australian locations to crack the top 10, along with Adelaide (equal fifth), Sydney (seventh) and Perth (ninth).
Austrian capital Vienna came in second, with Canadian cities Vancouver and Toronto occupying third and fourth positions.
How cities are scored
The ranking scores 140 cities on a scale of zero to 100 for each of 30 factors such as the quality of public healthcare or the threat of military conflict. These 30 values are then combined to create scores in five areas: stability, infrastructure, education, health care, and culture and environment. A weighted average of those five numbers gives each city its final score.
To read more and download the full report from The Economist Intelligence Unit, CLICK HERE.