A new survey has ranked Sydney as the second best city in the world to live.
Melbourne…well…what can we say…there’s room for improvement.
According to Anholt-Gfk survey Sydney has ranked highly because it has the friendliest locals, and is super safe. It was also recognised as the city with the friendliest people, as well as the city where visitors feel the safest.
The survey, based on interviews with 5144 adults across 11 countries, measured the power and appeal of each city’s brand image.
London beat out the harbour city in the global research company’s 50 best cities list. Sydney ranked ahead New York, Rome, Toronto and Melbourne which came in 10th – two positions up from the last survey.
The NSW Government are in love with themselves right now, with NSW Tourism Minister George Souris saying the result shows Sydney is a “global city with an enormous reputation”.
“Sydney is often recognised for its spectacular harbour, wonderful events and festivals and the other unique experiences for visitors, so it is particularly exciting to also be recognised for the people of Sydney and their positive effect on a visitor’s experience,” he said in a statement.
The survey looked at six key dimensions of presence, place, basic requirements, people, interesting things to do, and economic and educational opportunities.
The Top 10 were as follows:
4. New York
6. Washington DC
7. Los Angeles