Credit: Visit Melbourne

Every year, The Economist’s Intelligence Unit releases its annual Global Liveability Index, ranking cities in terms of living conditions. Coming back for 2018, three cities in Australia took out three spots… with the US no where to be seen.

The index compares and analyses 140 cities based on scores taken from qualitative and quantitative factors across categories of stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure. The index also takes into consideration, crime rates, private eduction availability and access to water and energy.

After eight years of sitting at number one, Melbourne ranked at number two, with Vienna, Austria taking out the top spot. Japanese and Canadian cities also dominated the top 10, while Sydney and Adelaide were ranked fifth and tenth respectively.

10 Most Liveable Cities in 2018

1.Vienna, Austria
2.Melbourne, Australia
3.Osaka, Japan
4.Calgary, Canada
5.Sydney, Australia
6.Vancouver, Canada
7.Tokyo, Japan
8.Toronto, Canada
9.Copenhagen, Denmark
10.Adelaide, Australia

10 Least Liveable Cities in 2018

1.Damascus, Syria
2.Dhaka, Bangladesh
3.Lagos, Nigeria
4.Karachi, Pakistan
5.Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
6.Harare, Zimbabwe
7.Tripoli, Libya
8.Douala, Cameroon
9.Algiers, Algeria
10.Dakar, Senegal

Also found in the report, no US city made the top 20, with Honolulu ranked at 23.

For more information, take a closer took at the 2018 Global Liveability Index.

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