Melbourne claims most liveable city title again
Melbourne has been awarded the prestigious title of the world's most liveable city for the second year running.
The coveted title, previously held by the Austrian capital Vienna, may spark interest among those looking for a lucrative property investment, with Melbourne boasting the country's best quality education, infrastructure and healthcare.
State premier Ted Baillieu said the latest results of the Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) Global Liveability Survey released yesterday (August 14), cemented Melbourne's reputation as a world-class city.
"This confirms what all Melburnians know: Melbourne is not only Australia's best city, it's the best city in the world," Mr Baillieu commented.
"We are envied by the rest of the world for our vibrant lifestyle, competitive business environment and skilled and innovative workforce."
The EIU's Liveability Ranking, assesses the living conditions in 140 cities around the world - rating each area across five categories including infrastructure, education, culture, environment, healthcare and stability.
Mr Baillieu said Melbourne's rich multicultural community, combined with its famed food, wine and arts scene, continued to make the city a great place to live.
Adelaide claimed fifth place on the list, while Sydney claimed the sixth spot and Perth came in a number eight.