http://www.theage.com.au/travel/tra...most-liveable-city--again-20130828-2sprk.html Melbourne ranked world's most liveable city - again August 28, 2013 Three-peat: Melbourne has topped the most-liveable rankings again. Melbourne has been crowned the globe’s most liveable city for the third time in a row, nudging out Austrian capital Vienna in The Economist Intelligence Unit Survey. In the review of 140 cities, Victoria’s capital was given perfect scores for health care, education and infrastructure. Meanwhile four other Australian cities made this year’s top 10, including Adelaide (number 5), Sydney (number 7) and Perth (number 9). Conflict was responsible for many of the lowest scores. Damascus in war-torn Syria was ranked the lowest, scoring just 20 per cent for stability. TOP 10 Melbourne, Australia Vienna, Austria Vancouver, Canada Toronto, Canada Calgary, Canada Adelaide, Australia Sydney, Australia Helsinki, Finland Perth, Australia Auckland, New Zealand BOTTOM 10 Damascus, Syria Tehran, Iran Douala, Cameroon Tripoli, Libya Karachi, Pakistan Algiers, Algeria Harare, Zimbabwe Lagos, Nigeria Port Moresby, PNG Dhaka, Bangladesh __________________ So apparently Adelaide is 5th (or 6th, whichever one is correct) yet despite its relatively low population (about 1.7 million over a GIANT area) commuting is needlessly a bitch, there are plenty of dangerous suburbs and despite our number of fantastic restaurants and high quality of food, everything costs far more than its worth. I can't for the life of me see how our humble city outranks numerous European ones, but whatever. Melbourne certainly is great... Auckland? I don't know how a city is "livable" when they have that many earthquakes. I guess Pompeii is still a contender.