Melbourne has one of the highest standards of living in the world
|According to four key global studies, Melbourne has one of the highest standards of living in the world. |
Melbourne continues to be rated one of the best cities in the world for expatriates to live in according to a survey conducted by the London based Economist Intelligence Unit. The survey takes into account over 40 factors, across five categories: stability, healthcare, culture & environment, education and infrastructure.
|The United Nations Development Programme - Human Development Report 2009 - Human Development Index ranks the Australian quality of life as second in the world, ahead of Norway. The index is based on measures of standards of living, longevity, health, knowledge and economic factors. In addition, Australia has one of the highest (ranked 5th) life expectancy rates in the world, listed by the 2006 revision of the United Nations World Population Prospects report, for 2005-2010. |
William M Mercer, a global consulting group, has consistently rated Melbourne as one of the top 20 cities in the world in terms of quality of life. Melbourne continues to dominate worldwide quality of living standards, ranking 18th in 2009 in the wake of the global financial crisis. Mercer's quality of life study uses measures of political stability, security, economic strengths, access to medical facilities, standards of education, recreational and cultural options, standards of housing and environmental considerations.
Complementing Melbourne's superior quality of life is a positive attitude towards globalisation and a national culture that is open to foreign ideas, according to the World Competitiveness Yearbook 2007.
Quality of Living
|Source: Mercer Human Resource Consulting, Quality of Living Survey 2009|