Melbourne is the one Australian metropolis to make the highest 10 within the newest Global Liveability Index – nevertheless it may simply have missed out.
According to the most recent index, launched right now by the Economist Intelligence Unit, Vienna is essentially the most habitable metropolis on the earth when elements resembling stability, healthcare, schooling, tradition and setting, and infrastructure are thought of. It is a place the Austrian capital has held quite a few instances.
In 2021, Queensland’s efficiency in managing COVID-19 noticed Brisbane scrape into tenth place, simply behind Melbourne (equal eighth with Singapore), which acquired a greater score than the Queensland capital for infrastructure however was marked down for healthcare.
While Sydney didn’t make the highest 10 in 2021, Adelaide leapt to 3rd spot. The New Zealand cities of Auckland (first) and Wellington (fourth) additionally did effectively as a result of they’d been spared the worst of COVID-19.
But this yr, international cities have a greater grip on the pandemic, and Australia’s finest performer on the index is Melbourne, which has ranked equal tenth with Osaka in Japan. Again, a greater infrastructure score helped elevate the Victorian capital, whereas Osaka was thought of superior in healthcare.
Brisbane’s time within the solar was transient, with the 2032 Olympic host metropolis slipping to twenty seventh place, passing Sydney (thirteenth) on the way in which. Adelaide, in the meantime, went from third to thirtieth place.
The New Zealand cities fell the furthest, with Auckland now ranked thirty fourth and Wellington fiftieth – beneath Perth, which is thirty second.
The high Australian cities ranked the identical in stability, healthcare, and schooling, with solely tradition and setting separating Melbourne (98.6 out of 100) and Sydney (97.2).