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What Makes Melbourne ‘The World’s Most Livable City’?

August 25th, 2016

Melbourne - The World's Most Livable City

Melbourne has been declared the world’s most livable city for an unprecedented sixth time in a row. The city scored 97.5 out of 100 in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s index. The score is based on various aspects such as healthcare, education, stability, culture, environment and infrastructure.

Here’s a look at Melbourne’s score,

Stability: 95
Healthcare: 100
Culture and Environment: 95.1
Education: 100
Infrastructure: 100

It’s interesting to note that the city that came second on the index, Vienna, was just 0.1 percentage points behind Melbourne. Let’s take a look at what makes Melbourne a great city to live in.

Yarra River

The River that runs through

The scenic Yarra River makes this city a hot spot for water sports, boating and breath taking city views


The Art Street

Art, art and more art

Art and Music are integral to Melbourne’s vibrant spirit. The city is almost home to some popular music acts like Temper Trap, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, and others. The Australian Ballet is based in the city and regularly performs at The Arts Centre, Melbourne. Many also consider Melbourne to be the street art capital of the world.


State Theatre

Futuristic infrastructure

Melbournians are surrounded by cutting-edge architecture, including the Digital Harbour Port 1010, the Arts Centre Melbourne spire, and the Melbourne Recital Centre.


Parks and Gardens

The greenery

Besides the cutting edge architecture, Melbourne is green with many parks and gardens. The Royal Park is one of iconic parks, which is spread over 420 acres and is open to the public.


State Library of Victoria

Rich in Literature

Melbourne is a UNESCO City of Literature due to various literary festivals, bookstores, publishers, and a long list of award-winning authors


Melbourne Nightlife

When the sun goes down

Melbourne is known for its electric nightlife. Underground bars, jazz cafes and clubs are found all along its Laneways.


Melbourne Weather

The weather’s always right

It’s never too hot or cold in Melbourne. Summer temperatures reach a maximum of 70s to 80s, while winters are somewhere around the 60s.


Melbourne Public Transport

Great public transport

It’s really easy to get around the city. Melbourne’s tram network, which covers over 150 miles, is thought to be one of the best in the world.

With great infrastructure, quality of living and a host of things to do, it’s the people of Melbourne or Melbournians that make the city come alive.