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World's Most Livable City Is Melbourne, Australia... Again

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By    |   Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 12:01 PM

Melbourne, Australia, was selected as the world's most livable city for the fifth consecutive year, according to The Economist Intelligence Unit survey released on Tuesday.

Adelaide, Australia, joined Melbourne in the top five on the list, which cited that those cities and other upper tier locations have good infrastructure, healthcare systems, and a low murder rate, according to CNN.

"The EIU ranking, which provides scores for lifestyle challenges in 140 cities worldwide, shows that since 2010 average livability across the world has fallen by 1 percent, led by a 2.2 percent fall in the score for stability and safety. While this may seem marginal, it highlights that 57 of the cities surveyed have seen declines in livability over the last five years," the report stated.

Monocle conducted another most livable city survey in June and ranked Tokyo, Japan, as No. 1, according to The Huffington Post. In the Monocle survey, Melbourne ranked fourth behind Tokyo, Vienna, Austria, and Berlin, Germany.

Both surveys agreed that Vienna ranked as the second most livable city in the world. In the Economist survey, three Canadian cities were ranked in the top five — Vancouver at No. 3, Toronto at No. 4, and Calgary tied for No. 5 with Adelaide, Australia.

The Economist also ranked the five least livable cities of 2015, which included No. 136 Tripoli, Libya; No. 137 Lagos, Nigeria; No. 138 Port Moresby, New Guinea, No. 139 Dhaka Bangladesh; and No. 140 Damascus, Syria.

In the Monocle survey, Sydney, Australia, was listed No. 5, followed by Stockholm, Sweden; Vancouver; Helsinki, Finland; Munich, Germany; with Zurich, Switzerland, and Copenhagen, Denmark, tied for 10th place, The Post noted.

A third most livable survey conducted in March by the global consultancy firm Mercer listed Vienna as the world's most livable, according to Forbes.

In that survey, San Francisco was the highest-ranked U.S. city at No. 27. The magazine said that Boston, Honolulu, Chicago, and New York all managed to rank in the top 50.

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