Melbourne Named The World’s Most Liveable City For Third Year Running
Melbourne has once again been named the best city in the world to live in, according to the latest Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Global Liveability Survey.
This is the third consecutive year that the capital of Victoria, Australia, has been at the top of the index, since taking the title from Vancouver after a run of almost a decade. Nevertheless, Melbourne had previously also been consistently in the top three positions of the 140 cities listed.
The EIU’s Liveability Ranking Survey, part of the Worldwide Cost of Living Survey, assesses living conditions in 140 cities around the world by assigning a rating across five broad categories of stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure.
Victorian Commissioner to South East Asia Tim Dillon welcomed the highly sought after ranking and said: “Melbourne is officially the best place in the world to call home and it is a fact that Melbournians have known for many years.”
“We enjoy a quality of life that is exemplary across the globe.  Our vibrant cultural, sporting and entertainment mix is matched by first class healthcare and education.  Our business environment is one of the most stable and productive in the world,” said Dillon.
Melbourne scores highly in all of the EIU’s criteria and achieves perfect scores in the areas of healthcare, education and infrastructure.
Ongoing investment in Melbourne’s world-class infrastructure was highlighted in the report for keeping Melbourne at the top of the index.
Melbourne is well-known for its high quality of life, with its vibrant multicultural community, renowned arts scene and world-famous food and wine, as well as Australia’s best shopping and leisure opportunities.
There are many restaurants, cafes and retail shops around Melbourne that serve or sell halal food. Muslim visitors to Melbourne are delighted to find a large concentration of halal establishments particularly along Sydney Road, Brunswick and throughout the city.
“The Victorian Government continues to support a thriving and internationally renowned major events calendar which attracts international visitors all year round. Melbourne is also home to some of the world’s most prestigious cultural and sporting events – consistently being ranked as one of the world’s ‘ultimate sporting cities’ in the biennial SportBusiness awards,” said Dillon.  
Source : Featured, Foreign Property News, September 25, 2013 Close Window