Perth Voted The 7th Most Liveable City In The World

WE LOVE it, now Perth has been voted the seventh “most liveable’’ city in the world, with Melbourne taking top spot and Adelaide in the top five.

Melbourne, Australia’s sporting and arguably cultural home, again topped the charts, named the Most Liveable city in the world.
Based on lifestyle factors such as political stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure, Melbourne topped for the charts for the sixth year running.
Sydney, plagued by soaring house prices, failed to make the Top 10, despite it’s obviously attractive lifestyle, if you can afford a house.

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Premier and Tourism Minister Colin Barnett said: “Perth is a vibrant city with clear skies, fresh air and beautiful beaches, where people can still enjoy the benefits of a modern, sophisticated city and a relaxed lifestyle.

“When you look around the world where else would you get the kind of health care and education standards that are delivered in WA.”

Elizabeth Quay, the waterfront development which has transformed the city-river frontage. Picture: Michael Haluwana — Aeroture

The stunning Swan River panorama during Perth’s 2016 Australia Day Skyworks show. Photo: Birdseye View Photography

The opening of Elizabeth Quay, one of Perth’s new attractions. Picture: Jarrad Seng

The iconic Cottesloe to Rottnest Swim, one of the landmark events on the WA summer calendar.

Perth’s seventh place, just behind Adelaide and Calgary, was a one-place improvement on 2015.

THE MOST LIVEABLE CITIES IN THE WORLD
1. Melbourne — 97.5 out of 100
2. Vienna — 97.4
3. Vancouver — 97.3
4. Toronto — 97.2
5. Adelaide and Calgary — 96.6
7. Perth — 95.9
8. Auckland — 95.7
9. Helsinki — 95.6
10. Hamburg — 95.0

THE CELLAR DWELLERS

Damascus in Syria scored just 30.2 out of 100 and it wasn’t much better for the capital cities of Libya, Nigeria, Bangladesh and Papua New Guinea.

MORE ABOUT THE SURVEY

* 140 cities around the world rated on stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure.
* Perth up one place to seventh, Sydney booted from seventh into 11th.
* The ranking of Brisbane, which was 18 last year, is yet to be published.