31 Aug '11, 2am

Melbourne is the best city in the world to live in, a survey finds. Singapore is joint 51st

MELBOURNE - Australia's second-largest city, Melbourne, has been rated the best city in the world to live in, edging ahead of Vancouver, according to the latest global liveability survey from the Economist Intelligence Unit. Melbourne topped the biannual ranking of 140 cities with a score of 97.5 per cent, ahead of Vienna at 97.4 per cent, the survey showed. Vancouver slipped from the top spot to third with a score of 97.3 per cent. The top 10 included three other Australian cities: Sydney was ranked sixth, while Perth and Adelaide were in joint eighth position. Among other well-known cities, Hong Kong was ranked 31st. San Francisco and Singapore came in joint 51st, while London and New York were ranked 53rd and 56th respectively. Some cities saw their rankings affected by austerity measures and unrest: Greek capital Athens dropped five places to 67th due to recent governm...

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