Seventh Heaven: Melbourne ‘world’s most liveable city’

16 August 2017

Written by: Claire Morley

Living the dream

Melbourne has been named the World’s Most Liveable City for a record-breaking seventh consecutive year.

The title was awarded by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in their annual liveability survey, which compares 140 of the world’s major cities.

Melbourne scored the highest of all cities, with 97.5 out of 100, the same score it received in 2016.

Lord Mayor Robert Doyle AC was thrilled with the announcement.

“No city in the world has topped the EIU’s Liveability Index for seven consecutive years in its own right,” the Lord Mayor said.

“This world record is an amazing feat that all Melburnians should be extremely proud of today.”

The EIU report highlights that the liveability of cities is being affected negatively by the ongoing threat of global terrorism.

Melbourne’s relatively low crime rate contributed to it’s position above other high ranking cities on the list.

Adelaide was rated equal fifth most liveable city, sharing it’s position with Calgary, Canada.

The top five cities remain unchanged from the 2016 survey,

Vienna came in second place to Melbourne, followed by Austria, Vancouver and Toronto.