16/08/2017 - 11:02

Perth world's 7th most liveable city

16/08/2017 - 11:02

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Perth is the world’s seventh most liveable city for the second year running, according to The Economist’s Intelligence Unit, while Melbourne continues a winning streak as the world's number one, a position it has held since 2011.

Perth was seventh in the world ranking of liveability. Photo: Attila Csaszar

Perth is the world’s seventh most liveable city for the second year running, according to The Economist’s Intelligence Unit, while Melbourne continues a winning streak as the world's number one, a position it has held since 2011.

The ranking is scored on five major indicators – infrastructure, health, stability, culture and environment, and education.

It comes just weeks after British newspaper The Sun rated Perth one of the most dangerous cities in the world.

The Economist was more generous, giving the Western Australian capital city a perfect score in infrastructure, education and healthcare, and an average mark of 95.9 out of 100 across all indicators.

For stability, Perth scored 95 out of 100, on an equal par with Melbourne, while the city performed worst on culture and environment, scoring 88.7.

Aside from Melbourne and Perth, one other Australian city ranked in the top 10 overall, with Adelaide scoring 96.6.

That put the South Australian capital in a tie for fifth place.

Canada was the only other country able to secure three cities in the top 10, with Vancouver (3rd), Toronto (4th), and Calgary (5th).

Austrian capital Vienna ranked second, while Auckland (8th) in New Zealand, Helsinki (9th) in Finland and Hamburg (10th) in Germany rounded out the list.

The world’s least liveable city of 140 surveyed was war ravaged Syrian capital Damascus, followed by Lagos in Nigeria.

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