For the seventh year in a row, Melbourne has been named World’s Most Liveable City in the annual Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Global Liveability Index. Melbourne has broken its own record and it is the first city to ever win the title for seven consecutive years.
The EIU Liveability Ranking assigns a rating across five broad categories, including: stability; healthcare; culture and environment; education; and infrastructure. 140 of the world’s best cities had been scored and ranked – and once again, Melbourne has come out on top with a score of 97.5/100. In second place came Vienna, followed by Vancouver in third. Sydney was well behind and had not made into the top 10.
Tourism continues to be a key contributor towards Melbourne’s growing economy, with more than $6.7 billion spent by international overnight visitors for the year ending March 2017.
Well done Melbourne!