/ 10 June 2021

Topping the world’s most liveable city list…

…is Auckland in New Zealand, according to The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index. It pushed Austria’s capital Vienna – which has won every year since 2018 – out of the top 10, thanks to the Kiwis’ handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Wellington took out 4th place. Also faring well were Japan and Switzerland, with Osaka and Tokyo coming in 2nd and 5th, and Zurich and Geneva ranking 7th and 8th. So what’s Australia’s most liveable city? Can we get a whoop whoop for Adelaide – it rose from 10th place to 3rd, while Perth and Brisbane came in 6th and 10th respectively. Taking a tumble: Melbourne (dropping from 2nd to 9th place – thanks COVID…) and Sydney (falling from 3rd to 11th – thanks property prices…). The least livable city in the world – Damascus in Syria.

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