According to The Economist’s, Australia and Canada is home to the world’s most liveable cities.
For the seventh straight year the Victorian capital has been named The Economist's world's most liveable city. Known for its coffee culture and laneway artwork, Melbourne got the gong on Wednesday, with perfect scores for healthcare, education and infrastructure.
"This is a win for all Victorians, who contribute so much to making Melbourne the best place to live in the world, " Premier Daniel Andrews said.
The top 10 cities remain unchanged from 2016 with Vienna and Vancouver rounding out the top three, Toronto in fourth, followed by Adelaide and Calgary in equal fifth.
Perth claimed seventh spot, with Auckland in eighth ahead of Helsinki and Hamburg.
Sydney spent a second year in 11th place, dropping from seventh in 2015 with The Economist blaming blaming terror concerns for the shift.
But it's transport, not terror, that Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore says is hindering the city's ranking.
"On global scales for cities, Sydney performs strongly on most factors but we've been sliding down the scale over the past few years and the significant gap is transport," she said.
"We just can't get people in and out of the city in a timely, predictable manner."
1. Melbourne - 97.5 out of 100
2. Vienna - 97.4
3. Vancouver - 97.3
4. Toronto - 97.2
5. Adelaide/ Calgary - 96.6
7. Perth - 95.9
8. Auckland - 95.7
9. Helsinki - 95.6
10. Hamburg - 95.0.
1. Damascus, Syria - 30.2
2. Lagos, Nigeria - 36.0
3. Tripoli, Libya - 36.6
4. Dhaka, Bangladesh - 38.7
5. Port Moresby, PNG - 39.6
6. Algiers, Algeria/ Karachi, Pakistan - 40.9
8. Harare, Zimbabwe - 42.6
9. Douala, Cameroon - 44
10. Kiev, Ukraine - 47.8