Perth voted the world’s seventh most-livable city

Perth's skyline. Picture: iStock
Perth's skyline. Picture: iStock

FOR the seventh year in a row, Melbourne has topped The Economist’s list of the world’s most liveable cities, with Perth at number seven.

The Victorian capital got the gong on Wednesday, scoring perfect scores for healthcare, education and infrastructure.

The Western Australia capital scored perfectly in health, education and infrastructure.

 

But Perth struggled in environment and culture.

The top-10 cities remain unchanged from 2016 with Vienna and Vancouver rounding out the top three and Adelaide and Perth placing fifth and seventh respectively.

TOP 10

1. Melbourne – 97.5 out of 100
2. Vienna – 97.4
3. Vancouver – 97.3
4. Toronto – 97.2
5. Adelaide/ Calgary – 96.6
7. Perth – 95.9
8. Auckland – 95.7
9. Helsinki – 95.6
10. Hamburg – 95.0.

BOTTOM 10

1. Damascus, Syria – 30.2
2. Lagos, Nigeria – 36.0
3. Tripoli, Libya – 36.6
4. Dhaka, Bangladesh – 38.7
5. Port Moresby, PNG – 39.6
6. Algiers, Algeria/ Karachi, Pakistan – 40.9
8. Harare, Zimbabwe – 42.6
9. Douala, Cameroon – 44
10. Kiev, Ukraine – 47.8