Wellington named world’s most liveable city for second year
A ranking by Deutsche Bank on the Quality of Life in 50 world cities has placed Wellington at the top for the second year running.
New Zealand’s capital city is home to a population of 412,500 residents and was ranked in first place on the basis of it’s purchasing power, safety, health care, cost of living, property price to income ratios, traffic commutes, pollution and climate.
Sydney and Melbourne also feature in the list at 7th and 8th places, while Zurich, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Vienna, Helsinki, Frankfurt and Amsterdam are also placed in the top ten.
City mayor Justin Lester commented: “Wellington is in good company with the cities on that list, but to top it is a seriously sweet feeling.”
He also said: "We are very strong environmentally, and it will come as no surprise to any Wellingtonian that we have a favourable climate.
"On an international scale we are safe, the city is affordable, and we've got good transport connections. Most importantly we've got a city full of wonderful people, which makes everyday living here a pleasure.”