Oz tumbles down the world liveability rankings
Austrian capital Vienna has been deemed the world’s most liveable city, followed by Denmark’s Copenhagen, Switzerland’s Zurich, and the Canadian cities of Calgary and Vancouver. Melbourne was the highest-ranking Aussie city on the Economist Intelligence Unit’s annual index – it was demoted from 8th to equal 10th place with Japan’s Osaka. The Victorian capital was crowned the world’s most liveable city for 7 consecutive years on the merits of its stability, healthcare, education, culture and environment, and infrastructure. That was until 2017 – and since then, our closed international borders (ahem COVID…) saw Aussie cities fall down the list. Sydney dropped from 11th place to 13th, Adelaide – which was ranked 2nd in last year’s list – dropped to 30th place, Perth fell 26 spots to 32nd, and Brisbane dropped 17 spots to 27th. As for a list that few strive to end up on, the finalists for Australia’s worst big thing have been announced…
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