MELBOURNE NAMED WORLD'S MOST LIVEABLE CITY, FOR FIFTH YEAR RUNNING

MELBOURNE HAS TOPPED THE ECONOMIST'S LIVEABILITY RANKINGS FOR A FIFTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR.

MELBOURNE HAS TOPPED THE NBSP ECONOMIST'S LIVEABILITY RANKINGS FOR A FIFTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR.

The cities found to be least liveable were Tripoli in Libya, Lagos in Nigeria, Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea, Dhaka in Bangladesh and Damascus in Syria.
But planning experts have warned that, while the liveability rankings were "marketing nirvana", they were meaningless for much of Melbourne, and got in the way of improving the city.
It recommends a percentage amount employees should get on top of their salary if they move to a city with a poor liveability ranking where "most aspects of living are severely restricted".

Melbourne has topped The Economist's liveability rankings for a fifth consecutive year. But planning experts have warned that, while the liveability rankings were "marketing nirvana", they were meaningless for much of...

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