Wellington voted most liveable city for second year in a row

Wellington voted most liveable city for second year in a row
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New Zealand's capital is the world's most liveable city, according to a global report.

"If quality of life is your only concern, then Wellington continues to be the best place of our 50 cities to live in," the Deutsche Bank said in its report.

It's the second year in a row that Wellington has come out on top in the report, and Mayor Justin Lester says it's a "seriously sweet feeling" and he "couldn't be prouder".

The Deutsche Bank compiles a list of the 50 most liveable cities each year, after analysing the cost of living, property price to income ratios, traffic commutes, pollution and climate, safety, healthcare and purchasing power.

Wellington was the least polluted city among the 50, it placed fourth equal for property to income ratio and commuting, and fifth for its climate which landed it in the overall top spot.

"We are very strong environmentally, and it will come as no surprise to any Wellingtonian that we have a favourable climate," Mr Lester says.

"On an international scale we are safe, the city is affordable, and we've got good transport connections. Most importantly we've got a city full of wonderful people, which makes everyday living here a pleasure."

The top ten most liveable cities according to the Deutsche Bank:

  1. Wellington
  2. Zurich
  3. Copenhagen
  4. Edinburgh
  5. Vienna
  6. Helsinki
  7. Melbourne
  8. Sydney
  9. Frankfurt
  10. Amsterdam