Melbourne named the most liveable city in the world

01 Sep 2014

Melbourne has once again been ranked the most liveable city in the world by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

The recent EIU global liveability report ranked four of Australia's major cities in its top 10. Adelaide tied for fifth place with Calgary followed by Sydney at 7th and Perth at 9th.

Vienna and Vancouver were ranked the second and third.

The cities were ranked on 30 factors including stability, healthcare, culture, education and infrastructure. All of the Australian cities received 100 per cent for education and healthcare and 95 per cent for stability.

The biggest variation was in the culture category with Melbourne receiving the third highest score overall 95.1 per cent. Sydney, Adelaide and Perth received scores of 94.4 per cent, 94.2 per cent and 88.7 per cent respectively.

According to Only Melbourne, Federation Square is the top destination for overseas visitors to the city, followed by the Queen Victoria Market and the Crown Casino. Federation Square is a cultural hub in the centre of Melbourne that features a number of attractions from museums to restaurants.

Visitors to Adelaide can enjoy the botanical gardens or the locally produced wine. People on business travel to Sydney can take a trip out to the Blue Mountains or take in a show at the iconic Sydney Opera House. Perth also has some beautiful sights including the Swan River.