Melbourne ranked world's most liveable city - again

Melbourne has been crowned the globe's most liveable city for the third time in a row, nudging out Austrian capital Vienna in The Economist Intelligence Unit Survey.

In the review of 140 cities, Victoria's capital was given perfect scores for health care, education and infrastructure.

Meanwhile four other Australian cities made this year's top 10, including Adelaide (number 5), Sydney (number 7) and Perth (number 9).

Conflict was responsible for many of the lowest scores. Damascus in war-torn Syria was ranked the lowest, scoring just 20 per cent for stability.

TOP 10

Melbourne, Australia
Vienna, Austria  
Vancouver, Canada
Toronto, Canada
Calgary, Canada
Adelaide, Australia
Sydney, Australia
Helsinki, Finland
Perth, Australia   
Auckland, New Zealand


Damascus, Syria
Tehran, Iran
Douala, Cameroon
Tripoli, Libya  
Karachi, Pakistan
Algiers, Algeria  
Harare, Zimbabwe
Lagos, Nigeria
Port Moresby, PNG
Dhaka, Bangladesh