Why Melbourne

The World's Most Liveable City

Melbourne has been ranked as Australia’s most liveable city by the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Global Liveability Index for 2022. The list assesses 173 cities around the world in the categories of stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure.

With friendly people, a great lifestyle and endless business opportunities, you’ll quickly fall in love with Melbourne.

There are many reasons why Melbourne has been consistently rated one of the world’s most liveable cities.

In the Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2021 global ranking, we scored impressive scores, beating other top 10 ranked cities in Australia, New Zealand and Canada. 

This was thanks to our top scores in categories such as healthcare, education and infrastructure. It’s not just our lifestyle that people love – it’s also our happy locals. That’s why Time Outexternal link and Tapestry Researchexternal link ranked Melbourne as the happiest city in the world in 2019.

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Global Liveability Index 2022


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University of Melbourne
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World class education

From kindergarten through to university, Melbourne is home to some of the region’s best educational institutions.

Our talented population is highly educated with high levels of post-secondary qualifications. And it’s no wonder – we have 10 world-class universities in our state and Melbourne has the highest ranked university in Australia and the third highest in the Asia Pacificexternal link.

Melbourne was given a perfect score for education from the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Survey 2021external link. Visit our Education & childcare section to find out more about our world class education.

University of Melbourne

#33 The World University Ranking 2022
#1 Australia National University Ranking 2022

RMIT University

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise; TOP 250

Monash University

Monash University is one of Australia’s leading universities and ranks among the world’s top 100. We help change lives through research and education.

Deakin University

We’re a progressive, innovative and open-minded university, with the highest student satisfaction in Victoria.

World leading healthcare

Melburnians have a life expectancy that is amongst the highest in the world, buoyed by Australia’s world-renowned healthcare system, which includes high quality public and private hospitals, as well as community health services, ambulance and dental services.

Two of Melbourne’s hospitals, The Royal Melbourne Hospitalexternal link and Alfred Healthexternal link were included in Newsweek’s top 50 hospitalsexternal link in the world.

Visit our Health & wellbeing section to learn more about our world leading healthcare.


The Royal Melbourne Hospital

The Royal Children's Hospital

Affordable lifestyle

Melbourne is more affordable than many other cities like Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney.

Visit our Money & tax section to compare the cost of living in Melbourne to other countries with detailed costs on clothing, education, transport, food, entertainment and more.

Homes to suit all tastes

No matter what your taste or budget is, Melbourne has the perfect home for you. 

If you love city living, why not live in one of our many inner city apartments? If you prefer more space and a quieter lifestyle, there are great suburbs within an easy commute of the city.  The choice is yours.

Visit our Housing and property section to find out more about renting and buying a home in Melbourne.  

Great weather

Melbourne’s unique climate has something for everyone – summers that are warm, autumns that are moderate, winters that are cool, and springs that are sunny and bright.

When you’re enjoying Melbourne’s great outdoors, you’ll also notice our clean air quality. We don’t suffer from high levels of air pollution that are common to other major cities around the world.

Visit our Environment and weather section to learn more about Melbourne’s unique climate.

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