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Melbourne Has Been Named The World’s Most Liveable City For The Seventh Time

Lucky number seven.

Melbourne has been named the world’s most liveable city by the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Liveability Index for the seventh time, retaining the crown it re-claimed in 2016.

The Liveability Index assesses and ranks the world’s best and worst living conditions using 30 factors across five categories: stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure. Two other Australian cities — Adelaide and Perth — also claimed a spot in the top 10. Scroll down to see how they ranked.

#1 Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne

Image: Courtesy of Visit Victoria

#2 Vienna, Austria

Vienna

Image: Thomas Fabian / Flickr

#3 Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver

Image: Kenny Louie / Flickr

#4 Toronto, Canada

Toronto

Image: Rick Harris / Flickr

Equal #5 Calgary, Canada

Calgary Peace Bridge

Image: davebloggs007 / Flickr

Equal #5 Adelaide, Australia

Adelaide

Image: Les Haines / Flickr

#7 Perth, Australia

Perth

Image: Pedro Szekely / Flickr

#8 Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland

Image: Siyamalan / Flickr

#9 Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki cathedral

Image: Bruno Jargot / Flickr

#10 Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg

Image: trombone65 / Flickr

(Lead image: Courtesy of Visit Victoria)