Australian cities come top in Global Liveability Ranking 2014

For the fourth year running, Melbourne has been awarded the highest ranking by the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability survey, with half of the top ten made up from cities in Australia and New Zealand.

As well as Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Perth and Auckland all feature.  Canada has also done well in the ranking, with three cities featuring in the top ten.

In the Liveability Ranking, each city is rated out of 100 in the areas of healthcare, education, stability, culture and environment and infrastructure.  The average score is then taken to create the ranking table.  Melbourne came first with a score of 97.5 out of 100.  Adelaide remains in 5th place after last year, with Sydney at 7, Perth at 9 and Auckland at 10.

The news comes shortly after Melbourne and Auckland were voted joint first in Conde Nast’s reader’s survey of the world’s friendliest cities.

If you are keen to live and study in one of the world’s most liveable cities, find out more about their universities below:






The Study Options team all have experience of living in Australia or New Zealand and we visit our universities as regularly as we can, so you can contact a student advisor if you would like to chat about student life in any of these cities.

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