Auckland has again been named in the top 10 most liveable cities in the world, according to a survey that ranked it 10th for the fifth year in a row.
Melbourne was top of the 2014 Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Liveability Index, outscoring three other Australian cities in the top 10.
Austrian capital Vienna was second in front of Canadian cities Vancouver in third and Toronto fourth.
The survey based its results on key areas including stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure.
Auckland polled an overall score of 95.7 – less than two points behind Melbourne on 97.5.
Its highlights were 100 in education and 97 in culture and environment, which was above Melbourne’s score of 95.1 in the category.
Where Auckland didn’t fare so well was 95.8 in healthcare – every other city in the top 10 scored 100 – and infrastructure was also comparatively low with 92.9.
Auckland was the only New Zealand city to feature in the top 10.
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