Melbourne, Australia named world’s most livable city

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – When The World’s Most Livable City is being decided, judges probably rule out places where the bugs are huge, it’s hot as Hades and traffic is a nightmare. Needless to say Houston didn’t make the cut.

The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Livability Survey looked at 140 cities, and ranked them based on stability, healthcare, culture, environment, education and infrastructure.

No American city made the top ten –those spots were almost completely dominated by Australia and Canada, with Melbourne earning number one for the third year in a row.

  1. Melbourne, Australia
  2. Vienna, Austria
  3. Vancouver, Canada
  4. Toronto, Canada
  5. Calgary, Canada
  6. Adelaide, Australia
  7. Sydney, Australia
  8. Helsinki, Finland
  9. Perth, Australia
  10. Auckland, New Zealand

Who would have thought dwelling down under would be so great.