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The Economist names Melbourne as world's most liveable city for seventh year running

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Melbourne once again beat Vienna and Vancouver for top spot. © ABC Open contributor Shayne T Wright Melbourne once again beat Vienna and Vancouver for top spot.

Melbourne has once again been named the world's most liveable city by The Economist, receiving a perfect score for healthcare, education and infrastructure.

The Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) Liveability Index ranks 140 cities each year on those topics, as well as stability, culture and environment.

Vienna once again came second and Vancouver third.

Adelaide was the next best Australian city finishing in fifth spot, followed by Perth at number seven. Sydney was ranked 11th.

It was a record seventh time in a row in the top spot for Melbourne, which scored 97.5 out of a possible 100.

City of Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle said the EIU's index was the most widely accepted city rankings system.

"This world record is an amazing feat that all Melburnians should be extremely proud of today," Cr Doyle said.

"This accolade is an important selling point for Melbourne internationally: for businesses to invest or move here, for the best and brightest people to make Melbourne their home and for tourists to visit us."

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