The Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy is a magnet for lovers of
vintage clothing and offers lots of great spots to sip a
drink and watch the world go by. Photo: Bruce Munro
Melbourne has been named the world's most liveable city
for the fourth year running.
The Victorian capital beat 139 other cities to top the
Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Liveability Index.
Melbourne achieved perfect scores of 100 in the healthcare,
education and infrastructure categories, as well as in the
sub-category of sport.
It also performed well in the other criteria of stability,
and culture and environment.
Four Australian cities made the top 10 list, which remains
unchanged from last year.
But Melbourne was firmly ahead of Sydney, with the NSW
capital coming in at seventh behind Adelaide, which was equal
fifth with Calgary.
Perth was ninth and Auckland also made the list again as the
world's 10th most liveable city.
The Austrian capital Vienna again came second to Melbourne
with the Canadian city of Vancouver, which was the most
liveable city until 2011, in third place.
The world's top 10 most liveable cities
1. Melbourne, Australia
2. Vienna, Austria
3. Vancouver, Canada
4. Toronto, Canada
5=. Adelaide, Australia
5=. Calgary, Canada
7. Sydney, Australia
8. Helsinki, Finland
9. Perth, Australia
10. Auckland, New Zealand.