Congratulations to the city of Melbourne! For the fifth year running Melbourne has been voted number 1 in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Ranking. This vibrant city, known for world class sporting events, culture, food, wine and most importantly coffee. The Australian cities of Adelaide, Sydney, Perth and Brisbane all made it into the top 20.
140 cities are assessed by the Economic Intelligence Unit across five categories – stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure. A “relative comfort” rating is then assigned to each city. Each factor is then rated as acceptable, tolerable, uncomfortable, undesirable or intolerable. A score out of 100 is awarded to each city. Melbourne scored a near perfect rating of 97.5%, with Austria a close second at 97.4%. It is important to note that whilst the report takes into consideration certain lifestyle challenges, it does not factor in issues such as housing affordability or liveability in outer areas of the cities.
Headquartered in Melbourne and with dedicated Relocation Consultants in all major cities of Australia, Expat’s mobility team is in a prime position to provide multinational companies with vital information relating to the cost of living, trends with the property market, education, infrastructure and healthcare in Melbourne and around the country. We offer flexible destination service programs, which combined with our comprehensive visa and migration services is a valuable resource to HR professionals and their transferring employees.
With a promised investment of 25.4 billion into Melbourne’s economy to improve transport infrastructure, Melbourne is well set up for continued domestic and international relocation. Let Expat help you enjoy all that the world’s most liveable city has to offer.