Global Liveability Ranking 2016

(CC) The EconomistThe latest findings of The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Ranking – which provides scores for lifestyle challenges in 140 cities worldwide – show that although Melbourne has retained its crown as the world’s most liveable city (for the sixth year in a row), liveability has deteriorated in 29 of the 140 cities (20 per cent).

The decline is largely a result of heightened fears over terrorism , social unrest in many US cities due to the deaths of black people in police custody, tensions in Eastern Europe and Asia, and also the ongoing civil wars in Ukraine, Syria and Libya.

The report is available to download from the The Economist website (pre-registration is required).