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it seems i live in the best city on earth.....

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Abracadabra, Feb 6, 2004.

  1. Abracadabra

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    it seems i live in the best city on earth.....

    Discussion started by Abracadabra - Feb 6, 2004

    ...but a fella got beaten almost to death by police on the weekend (made the rodney king beating look like a teaparty), so i'm not entirely convinced


    Melbourne 'world's top city'

    From correspondents in London
    February 6, 2004


    MELBOURNE has retained its position as the best city in the world to call home.

    Often derided as Bleak City by Sydneysiders, Melbourne topped a survey of 130 cities, narrowly beating out the other four Australian capitals surveyed - because its weather rated the best.

    Sydney lost ground because its crime rate was rated on a par with New York and London.

    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.

    Geneva was ranked fifth, while Papua New Guinea's capital Port Moresby kept the title it took in the last survey in October 2002 as the worst.

    "Melbourne pretty much top scored in everything," said survey co-editor Jon Copestake.

    "But the difference between all the Australian cities is minimal. One thing Sydney had different to the other cities was a higher crime rate, and it's climate. It's level of humidity was worse than Melbourne's."

    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.

    Cities were rated one to five in the 12 categories, with one meaning there was no hardship and five indicating extreme hardship.

    Melbourne received the perfect one in each category, including its unpredictable weather, to give it an overall score of one.

    The other Australian cities were all given a two for climate, while Adelaide also received two for housing, Brisbane and Perth scored two for transport and Sydney for its crime. Port Moresby received five for crime and an overall score of 80.

    While Perth was given an overall mark of 1.1, Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney scored 1.2.

    The heightened terrorist threat only had a minimal impact on western cities, even those in the United States, largely because of newly developed security measures.

    The highest ranked US city was Honolulu in 19th on eight points, while New York was 51st with 16 and Washington was the lowest of 16 American cities in the survey at 57th, mainly due to a higher risk of terrorism giving it an overall score of 19.

    London was equal 45th, along with Los Angeles, Madrid and San Francisco.

    Kuwait fell the most places, dropping from 87 to 97 because of the war in neighbouring Iraq, while Harare suffered the greatest actual drop in living standards as a result of ongoing unrest and slid eight places to 118.

    The Iraqi capital Baghdad was not included in the survey.

    AAP




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    :lol: i thought nyc n paris were the best
     
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    Abracadabra - Replied Feb 6, 2004

    perhaps more fun than other places, but as far as quality of life (housing/cost of living/health services/education/transport/weather/cleanliness etc etc etc) i don't think either ranked very highly
     
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    waxeratik - Replied Feb 6, 2004

    NO WAY W.A. ALL THE WAY

    mmmm melbourne?
    out of cleanliness and weather... u got to be joking
    perth kills over melbs well perth is alot cleaner and the weather
    is alot nicer..melboure its allways cold and windy and u must admit it is
    a pretty grotty city!:)
     
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    Abracadabra - Replied Feb 6, 2004

    Re: NO WAY W.A. ALL THE WAY

    always cold and windy? no. maybe out in the country. the weather's erratic, but it's not as cold as people make out. the weather's better in perth, but i'd rather live in melbourne any day of the week. you guys don't even have 7-11 for craps sake! i'd die without a slurpee!
     
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    Basic - Replied Feb 6, 2004

    gettin paid in adelaide
    equal sixth aint bad
     
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    Abracadabra - Replied Feb 6, 2004

    i saw an sa license plate today that said "the festival state". you guys party alot over there or somethin?
     
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    wiseguy - Replied Feb 6, 2004

    i can believe that, melbourne is really nice, has all the perks of australias high standard of living, but is a more enjoyable city than other aussie cities.
     
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    Re: Re: NO WAY W.A. ALL THE WAY

    hahaha i dont know... yeah 7-11's would be nice but there is allway bp express! slupee's there :lol: and there is alot more graff to look at and i spose there is always an open $2.00 peepshow around the corner from anywhere u are.....haha ok outa those 2 things u win ;) but we's arr zee cleanest!!
     
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    Basic - Replied Feb 6, 2004

    yeah we keep it funk , or so id like think
    something to do with the festival theatre ? who knows
    adelaide is bland and boring as bags filled with hair most of the time
     
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    waxeratik - Replied Feb 6, 2004

    u couldnt off said it more true
    you poor bastard! :lol:
     
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    Australia is a good place in general
     
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    nah detroit's the best :crazy: as long as you stay in your car doing 80mph :lol:
     
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    Perth is the bees knees, although i think an old lady got assalted the other day. best keep away
     
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    all australians= criminals


    i did a report on it when i was in elementry school.
     
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