Top 10 Most Livable Cities Melbourne is No. 1, again By Dustin Lushing, Newser Staff Posted Aug 18, 2012 3:13 PM CDT 26 comments Comments The Melbourne skyline. (Shutterstock) (Newser) – Need a new hometown? Pack your stuff and head to Melbourne. The Australian metropolis offers a prosperous economy, a hugely successful culinary scene, and access to top-notch sporting events. It ranked No. 1 (for the second year in a row) as the most livable city in the world in the Global Livability Survey, which takes into account crime, health care, education, culture, and infrastructure. Other top-ranking cities, with a heavy Canadian presence, from the Wall Street Journal: Vienna Vancouver Toronto Calgary Click here for the full top 10, which includes a few more from Australia.