Melbourne has been crowned as the world's most liveable city for an unprecedented 6th year in a row, topping the Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) Global Liveability Index.

The EIU's Liveability Ranking assesses living conditions in 140 cities across the globe by assigning a rating across five broad categories, including stability; healthcare; culture and environment; education; and infrastructure.

Video: Melbourne, world's most liveable city for 6 years in a row

Melbourne has consistently appeared in the top five cities since the ranking's inception in 2002, and has taken out the top spot in the index for the past six years in a row.

The top five most liveable cities are:

Rank

City

Overall Rating (100=ideal)

1

Melbourne

97.5

2

Vienna

97.4

3

Vancouver

97.3

4

Toronto

97.2

=5

Adelaide

96.6

=5

Calgary

96.6

Source: Economist Intelligence Unit

The report is derived from an extensive economic, financial, political and business risk analysis of over 203 countries worldwide.

Melbourne is Australia's fastest growing city, with more than 73,000 people in the last year domestically and internationally choosing to call Melbourne home. 

Melbourne's global reputation for liveability is also a major drawcard to investors with more and more businesses deciding to shift their regional headquarters to Melbourne.

The EIU Global Liveability Index was launched in 2006 and is internationally respected for its credible and in-depth analysis of the world's cities. This year's full report can be found here.