Melbourne Named World's Best City

Report by London-based Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) ranks Honolulu 19th, making it the top U.S. city.
February 7, 2004, 9am PST | David Gest
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"Melbourne topped a survey of 130 cities, narrowly beating out the other four Australian capitals surveyed -- because its weather rated the best...The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) survey ranked Melbourne, Vancouver and Vienna as the best cities for expatriates to live, with Perth fourth and Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney equal sixth...Victorian Tourism Minister John Pandazopoulos said the award was based on a survey of a city's infrastructure, access, education levels, crime rate, focus on the environment, culture and events, its diversity and how connected it was with the rest of the world...The London-based EIU assessed the level of hardship for expatriates in the 130 cities, using 12 factors including housing, education, recreational activities, health, climate and terrorism."

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Published on Monday, October 24, 2005 in The Age, Australia
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