"Although both Melbourne and Vienna have registered improvements in liveability over the last six months, increases in Vienna's ratings, particularly in the stability category, have been enough for the city to overtake Melbourne," the report explains.
The cities are separated by just 0.7 of a percentage point, with Vienna scoring 99.1 in the assessment and Melbourne ranking second with a 98.4 rating. Vienna and Melbourne each scored perfectly in the areas of health care, education and infrastructure.
This year, Sydney with all its beautiful, sparkly harbour and unbeatable beaches is now back in the top 10, rising up the charts from number 11 to 5.
Here are 5 reasons why Melbourne has been dethroned from the number one spot on the list of liveable cities.
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