Melbourne, Australia, loses the throne after a 7-year run to Vienna, Austria.

Vienna was ranked No. 1 in the world in The Global Liveability Index 2018, an annual report by The Economist Intelligence Unit released August 14. The EIU assessed which locations around the globe provide the best/worst living conditions around the world. Every city is assigned a rating of relative comfort for over 30 qualitative and quantitative factors in five categories: healthcare, stability (looking at things like crime, conflict, and terrorism), education, culture and environment, and infrastructure. Melbourne and Vienna maxed out points of 100 in the healthcare, education and infrastructure categories. Vienna had the edge in the stability category with 100 points as Melbourne’s rating was a 95. In the culture and environment category, Vienna scored 96.3. The Vianna’s overall score was 99.1, while  Melbourne scored 98.4. Here is the list of the Top 10:

10. Adelaide, Australia


9. Copenhagen, Denmark

T-7. Tokyo, Japan

T-7. Toronto, Canada

6. Vancouver, Canada

5. Sydney, Australia

4. Calgary, Canada

3. Osaka, Japan

2. Melbourne, Australia

1. Vienna, Austria


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