Jolyon Attwoll, The Daily Telegraph, August 19, 2014
Melbourne is ranked as the world’s most liveable city by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) for the fourth consecutive year.
The organisation’s annual EIU’s Liveability Ranking put the city of around four million residents in the Australian state of Victoria at the top of its list.
In a wide-ranging assessment, based on criteria such as stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure, Melbourne out-ranked 139 other cities around the world.
The news was welcomed by the city’s officials.
Melbourne’s Lord Mayor, Robert Doyle, told Australia’s Herald Sun newspaper: “To be named the world’s most liveable city for four consecutive years is a great honour and a testament to the enviable lifestyle that Melbourne’s offers.”
Cristian Bonetto, who compiled the Telegraph’s expert app to the city, describes Melbourne as “Australia’s undisputed cool kid… a place obsessed with art, food, coffee, packed with switched on galleries, architectural flourishes, independent bookshops, cafes and iconic music venues."
Seven of the top 10 cities in the EIU study are located either in Australia or in Canada.
The Telegraph’s Melbourne app – along with six other Australian cities and regions, as well as an overview of the entire country – is now available for free to all iPhone and iPads users. Follow this link to the App store, and download from there.
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