30 Aug '11, 9am

Melbourne named world's most liveable city: Survey

Melbourne named world's most liveable city: Survey

Melbourne has edged out long-time front-runner Vancouver to be rated the world's most liveable city, a worldwide survey from the Economist Intelligence Unit said on Tuesday. -- PHOTO: TOURISM AUCKLAND SYDNEY (AFP) - Melbourne has edged out long-time front-runner Vancouver to be rated the world's most liveable city, a worldwide survey from the Economist Intelligence Unit said on Tuesday. The Australian metropolis topped the Global Liveability Survey's ranking of 140 cities worldwide, ahead of Canada's Vancouver which dominated the rankings for almost a decade but is now third behind the Austrian capital, Vienna. Among other well-known cities, Paris came 16th, two places ahead of Tokyo. The top-ranked American city was Honolulu which came 26th, while London was a lowly 53rd, just behind Singapore. Australian cities featured prominently in the top 10, with Sydney ranked sixth...

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