Vienna Replaces Melbourne as World’s Most Liveable City

Travelling to Europe? Make a visit to this city, which has taken Melbourne’s spot as the world’s most liveable city.

Vienna has topped the Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2018 rankings as the most liveable city, beating 139 other cities around the world. The Austrian capital earned an average score of 99.1 per cent across the categories of stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure. This is 0.7 per cent higher than Melbourne, which had defended the top spot for the last seven years running.

“While in the past couple of years cities in Europe were affected by the spreading perceived threat of terrorism in the region, which caused heightened security measures, the past year has seen a return to normalcy,” the EIU said on Tuesday.

“A long-running contender to the title, Vienna has succeeded in displacing Melbourne from the top spot due to increases in the Austrian capital’s stability category ratings.”

Another European city that made the top 10 is Copenhagen, Denmark at number nine, while Australia had two other cities, Sydney and Adelaide.

Most liveable cities, 2018:

1. Vienna, Austria
2. Melbourne, Australia
3. Osaka, Japan
4. Calgary, Canada
5. Sydney, Australia
6. Vancouver, Canada
7. (tie) Toronto, Canada
7. (tie) Tokyo, Japan
9. Copenhagen, Denmark
10. Adelaide, Australia