Kaeden Ong

Melbourne continues to be world’s most liveable city

Posted by Kaeden Ong on 23rd August 2014 in Blog

Singapore is missing on the top ten list of the Economist Intelligence Unit’s latest liveability survey.

Melbourne remains the most liveable location of the 140 cities surveyed, followed by the Austrian capital, Vienna.

According to media reports, this is the fourth year Melbourne topped the list.

Vancouver, which was the most liveable city surveyed until 2011, is now in third place.

Over the past six months only nine cities of 140 surveyed have experienced changes in scores and only 20 cities, or 14 percent of those surveyed, have seen changes over the past year.

“Over half of the changes taking place over the past 12 months have been driven by deteriorating scores, with instability re-emerging as a key factor in influencing global scores,” the report said.

The Economist Intelligence Unit’s liveability survey assesses which locations around the world provide the best or the worst living conditions.

It helps to benchmark perceptions of development levels, or assign a hardship allowance as part of expatriate relocation packages.

The rating quantifies the challenges that might be presented to an individual’s lifestyle in any given location, and allows for direct comparison between locations.

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