The World's Most Liveable City - Melbourne Victoria

Date of Record: 14/08/2012

Melbourne has claimed gold as the world's most liveable city.

Melbourne has edged out Austria's capital Vienna to claim the Global Liveability Survey title of the best city in the world to live in for the second year running. The global liveability survey is an annual list compiled by the Economist Intelligent Unit (EIU), initially as a test of whether human resource departments needed to pay a hardship allowance in expatriate relocation packages.

Melbourne's score of 97.5 per cent is close to the perfect score, with the city only losing points for climate, culture and petty crime.