The Economist: Vancouver is World's 3rd Most Livable City; Melbourne 1st

Yup. It's out again.

The Economist released its 2013 list of the World's Most Livable Cities, and the usual suspects – Vancouver, of course, included – are once again leading the pack.

B.C.'s largest city ranked third with an overall score of 97.3, just barely behind second-place Vienna, Austria at 97.4 and first-place Melbourne, Australia at 97.5.

(The top 10 cities were published here by VanCityBuzz. The Economist requires a registration to download their full list.)

The biggest news, perhaps, isn't simply Vancouver's status, but the strength of Canada as a nation.

Toronto came fourth (97.2) and Calgary came fifth (96.6), as three Canadian cities placed in top five.

Australia had the most cities in the top 10, including Adelaide (tied for fifth), Sydney (seventh), and Perth (ninth).

Auckland, New Zealand came in 10th (to up Oceania's ratings) and Helsinki, Finland placed in eighth.


The Economist's World's Top 10 Most Livable Cities

(*photos from Wikimedia Commons)

1. Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne, Australia - No 1 City

2. Vienna, Austria

Vienna Austria - No 2 City

3. Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver Canada - No 3 City

4. Toronto, Canada

Toronto Canada - No 4 City

5. Calgary, Canada (tie)

Calgary Alberta - No 5 City

5. Adelaide, Australia (tie)

Adelaide Australia - No 5 City

7. Sydney, Australia

Sydney Australia - No 7 City

8. Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki Finland - No 8 City

9. Perth, Australia

Perth - No 9 City

10. Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland - No 10 City

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