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The Australian city with the best quality of life revealed

A new report has revealed that one Australian city offers something at a level residents of Melbourne or Sydney can only dream of: world-class quality of life.

Sky News presenter Paul Murray says the cost of living issue continues as Albanese spends $172m on political ads and $400m on “new planes”. “Cost of living remains the number one issue since this government was formed and it remains the same two years later,” Murray said. “While the Prime Minister spends $172 million on ads to inflate his own tires and $400 million on new planes… a survey of 1,500 Salvation Army financial services customers found two-thirds often ran out of money. food so their children could eat. “

The ranking was revealed in the latest Oxford Economics Global Cities Index published this week.

“This impressive feat is driven by the city’s high incomes and low degree of income inequality, due to the availability of stable, well-paying government jobs,” the report says.

Cycle paths and walking trails surround Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra, providing a safe place for residents to exercise in the heart of the city. Image: NCA NewsWire / Gary Ramage

Canberra is also the location of all major government departments. Image: NCA NewsWire / Gary Ramage

“The city also has excellent healthcare facilities and is among the highest in the world for life expectancy.”

Described as a “true government city”, the report says Canberrans are now among the highest and best paid across the Global Cities Index.

Its main detractors are its vulnerability to natural disasters such as wildfires and slow Internet speeds, although it “punches above its weight” in higher education.

Grenoble, France, just overtook the “jungle capital” to take first place in the category with its “multitude of cultural and recreational sites per person and income equality.”

Following closely behind Canberra were many other European countries, making it the only Australian city to rank highly in the category.

Globally, the only Australian city to make the top 10 was Melbourne, which took ninth place.

New York, London, San Jose, Tokyo and Paris dominated the top five.

Cities receive a score in five categories that are then weighted: economy, human capital, quality of life, environment and governance.

“This allows us to classify cities in a more holistic way, but also identify the relative strengths and weaknesses of each city across the five categories,” the report explains.

Other Australian cities that made the global list were Sydney, Perth and Adelaide, which ranked 16th, 23rd and 51st respectively.

Independent MP Dai Le says Fowler has had to “carry the weight of the country” in terms of looking after newly arrived migrants. He told her that he has put “a lot of pressure” on Fowler’s infrastructure, services and local schools. “We are experiencing a cost of living crisis right now,” he told Sky News Australia. “I think migration is a factor that increases the cost of living and increases the shortage of housing demand.”

The port city ranked highly in the human and economic capital category, but fell short on the housing front.

“Property prices and rents have risen sharply in the city due to rapid population growth, and housing supply has been unable to keep up,” the report says.

Perth scored well on environmental and economic factors, but the index noted the city was “vulnerable to fluctuations in commodity prices and demand” due to its reliance on the mining sector.

Countries such as India, Nigeria, Haiti, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Chad had cities that were in the bottom ten.