Perth seventh on list of world’s most liveable cities: should it be higher?

Dig it, grow it, ship it economy is not good for WA.

Last week’s unveiling of The Economist‘s list of the world’s most liveable cities had Perth ranked at number seven.

Perennial champion Melbourne topped the poll, as it has done for the past six years, while Adelaide was one place ahead of Perth, ranked equal fifth with Calgary.

Other cities to rank higher than our home town were Vienna, Vancouver and Toronto.

But with 300 days of sunshine a year, some of the world’s best beaches and a laid-back lifestyle, should Perth have been ranked higher?

Or does the high cost of living, a hangover from the mining boom, mean we’re actually punching above our weight?

WestTV asked Perth residents and visitors what they thought of our ranking.