For the second year running that Perth has been ranked seventh on the five major indicators used: infrastructure, health, stability, culture and environment, and education.
The Western Australian capital achieved a perfect score in infrastructure, education and healthcare, and an average mark of 95.9 out of 100 across all indicators. For stability, Perth scored 95 out of 100, on an equal par with Melbourne, while the city performed worst on culture and environment, scoring 88.7. This category takes into account a city’s climate, corruption and social or religious restrictions, as well as the availability of sport and culture, food and drink and consumer goods and services.
Aside from Melbourne and Perth, one other Australian city ranked in the top 10 overall, with Adelaide scoring 96.6. The top ten cities remain unchanged from 2016 with Vienna and Vancouver rounding out the top three and Adelaide and Perth placing fifth and seventh respectively.
For the seventh year in a row, Melbourne has topped The Economist’s list of the world’s most liveable cities.
The top ten cities:
1. Melbourne, Australia
2. Vienna, Austria
3. Vancouver, Canada
4. Toronto, Canada
5. Calgary, Canada
5. Adelaide, Australia
7. Perth, Australia
8. Auckland, New Zealand
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