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Pack It in Sydney: Melbourne Has Been Named as the World's Most Liveable City (Again)

This is the seventh year in a row we've nabbed first place.
By Tom Clift
August 16, 2017
By Tom Clift
August 16, 2017

Sure as water is wet and the earth revolves around the sun, Melbourne has been named the world's most liveable city yet again. I think I speak for all Victorians when I say "suck on that, Sydney!"

The Economist Intelligence Unit's Liveability Index ranks 140 cities on stability, healthcare, education, infrastructure, culture and environment. This marks Melbourne's seventh consecutive year at the top of the charts, and the state government could barely contain its glee.

"Melbourne pipped Vienna for the top ranking, and finished well above Sydney, which did not make the top ten," read the incredibly smug press release issued by Premier Daniel Andrews' office earlier today. "Victoria has the best of everything and the Andrews Labor Government will continue investing in the things that matter to keep it that way."

"This is a win for all Victorians, who contribute so much to making Melbourne the best place to live in the world," said Andrews.

"Every Melburnian knows that they're living in the world's greatest city – and this proves it yet again," added Tourism and Major Events Minister John Eren.

Rounding out the top five were Vienna, Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary, which tied with Adelaide in fifth place. Sydney, for what it's worth, came in at number 11. Cute.

Published on August 16, 2017 by Tom Clift
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