Every year, the research and analysis arm of the London-based publisher of the Economist magazine ranks 140 cities and scores them based on 30 different factors, boiled down to five categories:
- Stability (based on local rates of crime, terrorism and military unrest).
- Quality of local health care.
- Local culture and environment (everything from weather to quality of local restaurants).
- Quality of education.
- Quality of infrastructure (everything from transit to electrical grids and telecommunications networks).
Melbourne was first seven years in a row before being displaced by the Austrian capital.
Not factored in on that list: cost of living or incomes. Read the full article over at the CBC.