Adelaide, you’ve done it again! This year’s Liveability Ranking from the Economist Intelligence Unit has placed us as the world’s fifth most liveable city for the third time running...BAM!
The study, which compares 140 cities world wide, takes into consideration factors that impact upon the way we live, such as education, infrastructure, environment, culture, healthcare and stability.
For the last three years, Adelaide has maintained its position in the top five along with (in ascending order): Calgary *technically we share fifth place with them, but no one really cares about that 'cos we come before them alphabetically…wuuuut, Toronto, Vancouver, Vienna, and finally our long time frenemy Melbourne.
According to the EIU, population verses size has a lot to do with determining who ranks highly — hence why four out of the top ten are Australian cities (you know, because we’re so big we can pretty much fit the entire EU comfortably within our boarders.)
So, we ask you this, EIC…
Does our clean and easy to navigate CBD have anything to do with our top five ranking?
Or maybe it’s our world-class wine regions and local produce?
Couldn’t be all our amazing new laneway and riverbank initiatives, could it?
Would the fact it’s a great place to safely live, work and raise a family contribute?
Or the huge number of innovative niche bars and restaurants diversifying our nightlife?
We did just build one of the world's best sporting venues, right?
Might possibly have something to do with the incredibly large volume of super talented local individuals making names for themselves in the fields of fashion, communications, sport, or entrepreneurship; just to name a few…yeah?
For whatever reasons, good on ya Adelaide! Now we just need to get a transport system that actually functions, and convince big name music acts to stop skipping us, and we’ll be able to knock Melbs off their top spot.
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