Lifestyle News | Perth beats Sydney in ‘liveability’


Thinking of migrating to Australia? You might be interested to know Perth has maintained its ranking as the world’s seventh most liveable city, beating Sydney at number 11.

The Economist ranked Melbourne in the number one spot, with Vienna, Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary making up the rest of the top five.

The Economist’s ‘liveability’ report is a guide for businesses to decide on extra pay levels for skilled professionals who move abroad. It is used to recommend a suitable percentage that employees should receive on top of their salary if there is a need to relocate to a city with a poor liveability ranking.

According to the report, “every city is assigned a rating of relative comfort for over 30 qualitative and quantitative factors across five broad categories: stability; healthcare; culture and environment; education; and infrastructure.

“Each factor in a city is rated as acceptable, tolerable, uncomfortable, undesirable or intolerable.”

By coming in at number seven, Perth is regarded as a highly ‘liveable’ destination for travelling professionals. It scored a perfect 100 for healthcare, education and infrastructure and 95 for stability.

Read our post on Perth’s results from last year’s liveable cities report here or get to know the city’s best beaches with our Perth beach guide.

Source: WA Today