Melbourne, a beautiful city of casual atmosphere, has something for everyone: family fairs, artworks by local and international artists, high fashion boutiques, cuisine dishes from various international cuisines, Australian and Aboriginal history, great sporting events and fiery, active nightlife. Take a free tram line around the city and see unique attractions, such as the Royal Botanical Gardens and the Hillsville Reserve, where there are many local animal species.
Melbourne was declared the best city for life in the world for the seventh consecutive year, according to a report by Economist. The report ranked 140 cities around the world in terms of stability, health care, cultural content and environmental protection, education and infrastructure. Among the top ten are Vienna, Vancouver, and Calgary in Canada, Adelaide and Perth in Australia, Auckland in New Zealand, Helsinki and Hamburg.
Melbourne, the second-largest Australian city and the capital of the state of Victoria, received the highest ratings for health care, education, and infrastructure. Mayor said that this is a great success that all citizens should be proud of, but also noted that this does not mean that the city is perfect.
Sydney, the largest Australian city, failed to enter the top ten due to the threat of terrorism for the second consecutive year and is ranked 11th in the list. Among the worst cities in the world are Damascus, Lagos in Nigeria, Tripoli, Dhaka and Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea.
Standard and cost of living in Melbourne
The standard in Melbourne is strong, and the strong standard is accompanied by high prices. For modest living on a monthly basis, one person should allocate 850 dollars, without the cost of renting. A decent one bedroom apartment in the city center is about 900 dollars, or 750 dollars if it’s on the outskirts. The average monthly salary, after paying all the possible and impossible fees, is about 3,000 dollars. But with high prices for life comes a high standard that can be seen in every part of this magnificent city. It is seen in its parks, buildings, cultural institutions, in private restaurants, and numerous beaches.