Global Liveability Index 2018 – Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide

Melbourne – Position in Global Liveability Index 2018.

Melbourne dropped to second position in the Global Liveability Index 2018 released in August 2018, with three Australian cities in the top ten.

Vienna has displaced Melbourne as the world’s most liveable city. This change has ended Melbourne’s record seven consecutive years at the head of the Global Liveability Index.

The Top Ten most liveable cities are:.

  1. Vienna, Austria with a score of 99.1
  2. Melbourne, Australia with a score of 98.4
  3. Osaka, Japan with a score of 97.7
  4. Calgary, Canada with a score of 97.5
  5. Sydney, Australia with a score of 97.4
  6. Vancouver, Canada with a score of 97.3
  7. Toronto, Canada with a score of 97.2
  8. Tokyo, Japan with a score of 97.2
  9. Copenhagen, Denmark with a score of 96.8
  10. Adelaide, Australia with a score of 96.6

Scoring was done on Five Sections (Stability, Healthcare, Culture & Environment, Education and Infrastructure)

All 10 cities scored 100 in the Education section

All cities except Copenhagen scored 100 in the Healthcare section.

Only Vancouver scored 100 in the Culture & Environment section.

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All three Australian Cities scored 95 in the Stability sector. Five other Cities scored 100.


Osaka and Tokyo have climbed up the ranking to enter to top 10 for the first time
Hong Kong’s score has overtaken regional rival Singapore.
Canadian cities have outperformed United States cities, with three Canadian cities making this year’s top ten


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