By: Maggie Huang, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei has been ranked the world’s 60th best city in the latest ranking, while Melbourne retains the top spot seventh year in a row, according to the 2017 Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Global Livability Ranking.
The annual survey scores 140 cities worldwide, and ranks the most livable locations on five lifestyle categories, including stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure.
Melbourne topped the list of countries with an overall score of 97.5 out of 100, followed by Vienna, Vancouver, and Toronto. The Canadian city of Calgary is in joint fifth place with Adelaide, Australia. Melbourne has remained among the top three cities in the world since the introduction of the index in 2006.