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Melbourne wins world's most liveable city for the sixth year: here's why

Melbourne skyline at night
Photograph: Graham Denholm

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. 

1. We live in a 24-hour city.  


2. Our arts and culture scene is a game changer. 



3. Our dining scene is world famous. (Hey, Heston!)


 4. Despite Myki hiccups, we still got full marks for infrastructure. 


5. Our bars and pubs know how put on a good time. 


Consider yourself a Melburnian? See how you stack up against this '10 signs you're a Melburnian'. 

 Via Visit Victoria.