Melbourne is the worldâ€™s most liveable city for a sixth consecutive year, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
Worldâ€™s most liveable cities
The EIU index scores 140 of the worldâ€™s major cities in healthcare, education, stability, culture, environment and infrastructure.
Melbourne scored 97.5 out of 100, one basis point more than Austriaâ€™s Vienna.
Canadaâ€™s Vancouver and Toronto ranked third and fourth respectively.
Adelaide was rated equal fifth most liveable city, tied with Calgary, Canada.
Perth ranked seventh, while Sydney â€” ranked seventh last year â€” dropped out of the top 10 due to a â€œheightened perceived threat of terrorism,â€ according to the reportâ€™s summary.
â€˜Best decision Iâ€™ve ever madeâ€™
While Melbourne is well known for its coffee, restaurants, night-life and love of sport, locals and tourists agree that the city has other charms.
Terry Georgiou, who lives in Mentone in Melbourneâ€™s south-east, moved from the UK with his family about 13 years ago.
â€œI came over with a wife, two boys â€” who were one and three â€” a stroller, 162 kilograms of luggage, no job, no house, no family and no friends,â€ he said.
â€œNow, I view it as the best decision Iâ€™ve ever made.
â€œMy family is very, very settled. The kids are very happy, the wifeâ€™s happy.â€
Source: Economist Intelligence Unit