Which city has the best quality of life in the world – hint: it’s not in the U.S.?
Quite amazingly, Melbourne has made a record by earning the title of the “most liveable city in the world” for the 7th time, consecutively, according to the Economist’s annual global liveability survey 2017. The 2nd spot was taken by the Austrian capital Vienna, followed closely by Canada’s Vancouver and Toronto.
No U.S. cities make the world’s top ten most livable list, in comparison, Australian and Canadian cities are dominating as the most “livable” in the world.
Australia and Canada, each had 3 cities in the top
The 1st American city to make the ranking was Honolulu at No. 17, followed by Washington, D.C. (No. 20), Boston (No. 34), Chicago and Miami (joint No. 38) and Pittsburgh (No. 41).
Here are the top 10 most livable cities in 2017:
- Melbourne, Australia
- Vienna, Austria
- Vancouver, Canada
- Toronto, Canada
- Adelaide, Australia (tie)
- Calgary, Canada (tie)
- Perth, Australia
- Auckland, New Zealand
- Helsinki, Finland
- Hamburg, Germany