By Niccola Anthony
Melbourne has lost its title of world’s most liveable city to Vienna, despite nabbing its highest ever liveability score.
The yearly ranking of world cities by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) gave Melbourne a liveability index of 98.4, a 0.9 increase from its 2017 score.
Lord Mayor Sally Capp congratulated Melbourne for its unprecedented seven-year run at the top, but warned Melburnians that a return to the number one spot would involve reflecting on the challenges ahead.
“Our competitive spirit means we want to get back to the top. To do this we’ll need to keep investing in our city and throwing up bold ideas to meet the challenges of the future,” Cr Capp said.