Another year, another most liveable city award. The fine people at The Economist Intelligence Unit (yes, that's a thing) have once again awarded Melbourne with the top ranking on its Liveability Index, which ranks cities across five criteria: stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure. This year, Melbourne narrowly topped Vienna by 0.1 percentage points, followed by Vancouver, Toronto, and Adelaide, which tied in fifth place with Calgary. Unfortunately, our neighbour Sydney has dropped four places and missed the top ten, which is being attributed to "a heightened perceived threat of terrorism", according to the report.
It's easy to forget that we do live in one of the world's best cities, so here's a quick reminder of the reasons why Melbourne really is the most liveable city in the world. Thank you, smart people of The Economist Intelligence Unit, we love your work.
Consider yourself a Melburnian? See how you stack up against this '10 signs you're a Melburnian'.
Via Visit Victoria.