Melbourne, the Australian city has been named the world’s most comfortable city to live in, according to The Economist. It is also worth noting that 6 of the top ten most comfortable cities to live in, are in Australia and Canada.
In all, 140 of the world’s major cities were compared. Closely trailing the Australian city was Austrian capital Vienna, Canada’s Vancouver, Toronto, and Calgary ranked third and fourth respectively.
“We do not take this title for granted and are constantly planning and implementing policies that will continue to improve our quality of life,” Melbourne lord mayor Robert Doyle said.
The world’s most liveable cities ranking takes 30 factors into account, “stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure.”
Here are the top 10 most comfortable cities to live in the world, according to the assessment:
1. Melbourne, Australia
2. Vienna, Austria
3. Vancouver, Canada
4. Toronto, Canada
5. Calgary, Canada
5. Adelaide, Australia
7. Perth, Australia
8. Auckland, New Zealand
9. Helsinki, Finland
10. Hamburg, Germany
Instability impacts liveability:
Liveability has deteriorated in 29 of the 140 cities (20%) surveyed over the last 12 months. The worst city to live, according to the publication, is Damascus, Syria, because of ongoing civil war.