Every year various organisations take a chance t designating the ‘World’s Most Liveable’ Ciites with a ranking of security, lifestyle, climate, amenitiies. It’s all rather ubjective but it’s also a little bit of fun.

The 2011 rankings are out and Melbournians will rejoice, not at coming 2nd but at giving those guys up the drag in Sin City a bit of a hammering. This latest list was compiled by The Economist Intelligence Unit:

Arguably the finest sports precinct in the world in the foreground. Melbourne city at rear

1. Vancouver, Canada

2. Melbourne, Australia

3. Vienna, Austria

4. Toronto, Canada

5. Calgary, Canada

6. Helsinki, Finland

7. Sydney, Australia

8. (equal) Perth, Australia

8. (equal) Adelaide, Australia

10. Auckland, New Zealand

Just as fun, and definitely not on anyone’s travel itinerary (unless you have to!), the bottom 10 cities were:

Harare road - Mugabe also lives in the city.

1. Harare, Zimbabwe

2. Dhaka , Bangladesh

3. Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

4. Lagos, Nigeria

5. Algiers , Algeria

6. Karachi, Pakistan

7. Douala, Cameroon

8. Tehran, Iran

9. Dakar, Senegal

10. Colombo, Sri Lanka

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