1) Melbourne, Australia
The Economist Intelligence Unit has established a ranking of 140 cities worldwide, grading them on which ones offer more opportunities and better living environments for their inhabitants.
For the first time in ten years, Vancouver in Canada has lost the top spot, with Australia's Melbourne winning out, based on measures such as stability, health, culture and environment, and education and infrastructure of the city. Discover the top 10 ranking in our photo gallery...
Melbourne, Australia's second largest city, narrowly topped the Economist's list as the world's most livable city - for its many cultural attractions, large business community, and reputation as a major sporting centre.