Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

The best place to live in the world is...

melbourne.jpg

It’s a g’day for the Australian city of Melbourne as it has been named, for an incredible fifth year in a row, the world’s most liveable city.

The honour comes from the 2015 Global Liveability Ranking which is put together by The Economist Intelligence Unit. The ranking uses 30 factors, related to factors such as safety, healthcare, educational resources, infrastructure and environment in 140 cities, in order to asses which is the best to live in.

The Australian metropolis scored a whopping 97.5 out of a possible 100, just beating Vienna to the top spot. Unfortunately, London could only achieve mid-table mediocrity with a respectable but underwhelming score of 96.6. In fact England couldn’t even manage to get one city into the top ten, whereas Australia had four with Adelaide, Sydney and Perth joining Melbourne at the top.

Meanwhile, Canada scored highly, with three cities featuring. But then we all know Canada is lovely don't we?

Reports that the ranking was compiled by Paul Hogan remain unconfirmed. We also suspect that if spiders, snakes and lack of ozone layer were factored in to the findings, we'd see some seriously different rankings.

Best cities

(Image: Rex)

Related

Subway1.jpg

A Brief Guide to The Evolution of Graffiti

plan.jpg

Huge New Banksy 'Bemusement Park' Revealed

rexfeatures_4441501a.jpg

20 Amazing Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About London

1.jpg

Here's Where Your Airline Luggage Goes After You Check It In

Comments

More

A psychologist has discovered why it feels like you have no free time

"I can't, I'm busy" - you, always

by Gary Ogden
22 May 2017

People are putting up 'strong and stable my arse' posters in London

They've had enough of Theresa May's relentless slogan

by Dave Fawbert
22 May 2017

Dinosaur update: A T-Rex's bite would cause your bones to 'explode'

Which sounds both amazing and incredibly painful

by Gary Ogden
22 May 2017

Amazon are probably bringing their 'no queues' supermarkets to the UK

Go in, pick up what you want, walk straight back out again

by Gary Ogden
22 May 2017

The Rock announces bid for president with Tom Hanks as running mate

Well it gets our vote

by Dave Fawbert
22 May 2017

Bentley have FINALLY made a car specifically for falcons

How have we lasted so long without it?

by Gary Ogden
19 May 2017

Danny DeVito makes a critical intervention in the UK general election

It looked like it was all over, until this one crucial tweet...

by Tom Mendelsohn
19 May 2017

This adoption advert for an "utter bastard of a cat" is 10/10

His name is Lord Bigglesworth, and he hates you

by Gary Ogden
19 May 2017

The Tories want to have more power over what you do and say online

They want to regulate the likes of Google and Facebook

by Tom Mendelsohn
19 May 2017

Julian Assange rape investigation dropped; what happens next?

Will he finally be able to leave the Ecuadorian embassy?

by Dave Fawbert
19 May 2017