Melbourne is the one Australian metropolis to make the highest 10 within the newest International Liveability Index – however it might simply have missed out.
Based on the newest index, launched as we speak by the Economist Intelligence Unit, Vienna is essentially the most habitable metropolis on this planet when components reminiscent of stability, healthcare, training, tradition and setting, and infrastructure are thought-about. It’s a place the Austrian capital has held quite a few occasions.
In 2021, Queensland’s efficiency in managing COVID-19 noticed Brisbane scrape into tenth place, simply behind Melbourne (equal eighth with Singapore), which obtained a greater score than the Queensland capital for infrastructure however was marked down for healthcare.
Whereas Sydney didn’t make the highest 10 in 2021, Adelaide leapt to 3rd spot. The New Zealand cities of Auckland (first) and Wellington (fourth) additionally did properly as a result of they’d been spared the worst of COVID-19.
However this yr, overseas cities have a greater grip on the pandemic, and Australia’s greatest performer on the index is Melbourne, which has ranked equal tenth with Osaka in Japan. Once more, a greater infrastructure score helped elevate the Victorian capital, whereas Osaka was thought-about superior in healthcare.
Brisbane’s time within the solar was transient, with the 2032 Olympic host metropolis slipping to twenty seventh place, passing Sydney (thirteenth) on the way in which. Adelaide, in the meantime, went from third to thirtieth place.
The New Zealand cities fell the furthest, with Auckland now ranked thirty fourth and Wellington fiftieth – under Perth, which is thirty second.
The highest Australian cities ranked the identical in stability, healthcare, and training, with solely tradition and setting separating Melbourne (98.6 out of 100) and Sydney (97.2).