Melbourne snagged the coveted title in the annual Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Global Liveability Index, but it wasn't alone in that top 10, with two other Aussie cities getting a nod.
Perth came in at number 7, while Adelaide scraped in with a joint fifth place alongside Calgary. ADELAIDE!
Melbourne narrowly inched out Vienna and Vancouver, second and third respectively, by 0.1 and 0.2 points.
The top 10 looked like this:
1. Melbourne — 97.5 out of 100
2. Vienna — 97.4
3. Vancouver — 97.3
4. Toronto — 97.2
5. (Tied) Adelaide/ Calgary — 96.6
7. Perth — 95.9
8. Auckland — 95.7
9. Helsinki — 95.6
10. Hamburg — 95.0
This time last year, Melbourne's win cemented the record for the longest period of time in the number one position. This year, Melbourne has broken its own record with a seventh win. Pfft, show-offs…
Poor ol' Sydney came in at number 11 for the second year running, having slipped from seventh place since 2015, while Brisbane held onto a steady 16.
Compared against 140 other cities from across the world, the EIU Liveability Ranking assigns a rating across five broad categories, including: stability; healthcare; culture and environment; education; and infrastructure.