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From : Marshall A at 05:00 PM - Aug 16, 2012 ( )

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World's Top 10 Most Livable Cities


Four of Australia’s capital cities have been named among the world’s most livable. Melbourne outperformed 140 rivals to receive the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Livability Survey gong for a second year in a row.

Here is a list of all 10 most livable cities in the world.

1. Melbourne is the most livable city in the world with a perfect score of 97.5 per cent.

2. The Viennese Christmas Market is a favourite for tourists and residents in the Austrian capital, named the second most livable city.

3. Vancouver, Canada, a seasoned performer in the rankings, claimed third spot.

4. The Toronto city skyline gives a hint as to why the Canadian city came in fourth.

5. Canada’s third city in the top ten was Calgary, down to number five. Here, City of Calgary firefighters wear their cowboy duds as they wait on standby at the Calgary Stampede in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

6. Adelaide rocketed three places to join sixth thanks to above infrastructure improvements.

7. Sydney dropped one place to seventh position despite an unchanged score.

8. Finland’s capital Helsinki made livability at eighth rankings. Pictured are the city’s monument and cathedral.

9. Perth was the fourth Australian city in the top ten, coming in at ninth, down one place from last year. Pictured is the Fremont’s fisher mans harbour and Perth city behind.

10. New Zealand’s Auckland rounded out the top ten.

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