The Economist has published results of a study commissioned by a private company to find out which are the world’s most liveable cities. Melbourne wins for the third consecutive year. The study consider 140 cities and found that since 2008 the average global liveability score has fallen by 0.6%, led by a 1.3% fall in the average stability score. The last five years has seen civil unrest becoming a globally destabilising factor.
So, why is Vancouver the world’s third most liveable city? Thanks to a widespread availability of goods and services, low personal risk, and an effective infrastructure, access to and quality of healthcare, the environment and culture. It does not take into account the cost of living as a factor in ‘liveability.’ Read more