"Most Liveable" Cities - 2011

Melbourne has edged out Vancouver for the title of "world's most liveable city" in the Economist Intelligence Unit's annual 140-city Global Liveability Survey for 2011. The survey scores cities on the basis of stability, health care, culture and environment, education and infrastructure.

Australian and Canadian cities dominated the list, with four and three cities respectively. The cities are listed below with the Top 10 least liveable cities also listed for contrast.

TOP 10 MOST LIVEABLE CITIES, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit:

1: Melbourne, Australia
2: Vienna, Austria
3: Vancouver, Canada
4: Toronto, Canada
5: Calgary, Canada
6: Sydney, Australia
7: Helsinki, Finland
8: Perth, Australia
9: Adelaide, Australia
10: Auckland, New Zealand

 LEAST LIVEABLE CITIES according to the Economist Intelligence Unit:

131: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
132: Tehran, Iran
133. Douala, Cameroon
134. Karachi, Pakistan
135. Tripoli, Libya
136. Algiers, Algeria
137. Lagos, Nigeria
138. Port Moresby, PNG
139. Dhaka, Bangladesh
140. Harare, Zimbabwe