Quality of Life in Canberra, Australia

Purchasing Power Index 142.73   Very High
Safety Index 77.69   High
Health Care Index 82.60   Very High
Climate Index 82.72   Very High
Cost of Living Index 70.39   Moderate
Property Price to Income Ratio 3.77   Very Low
Traffic Commute Time Index 23.95   Very Low
Pollution Index 13.75   Very Low
ƒ Quality of Life Index: 224.60   Very High

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Last update: June 2022

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4 Comments so far
John on Jan 12, 2020:
I would double check the pollution stats regarding the quality of life.
Anonymous on Apr 28, 2019:
Canberra is a terrible place to live. Don't do it.
Calester on Jan 31, 2019:
Canberra lives a perpetual paradox. Disliked as sterile and alien by Australians (most of whom haven't been here since their 6th grade excursion 20 years ago), Canberrans are also accused of "living in luxury and tax payer funded comfort". It cant be both and it isn't. Relax everyone, we pay taxes too (probably more than you!). To many people's surprise, who think of it as a big country town, we are currently experiencing growing pains and some actual traffic! A new tramway seems a small thing, but is a big deal to locals and is transforming the suburbs that are on its route. With more to come. Like most people, you come here for the work (usually in the government or in the professional services working with government) and you stay for the convenience and quality of life. Schools, excellent; environment/cycling, fantastic, coffee/breakfast scene, tolerably good. My answer to effective life balance has been "live in Canberra, but travel regularly". It works for me.
CBRfan on Sep 19, 2018:
I have lived in several countries and many cities in Australia and elsewhere. I find Canberra to be a truly exceptional city: you can get anywhere in 20 minutes, outstanding natural beauty (lakes and mountains) all easily accessible in the 20 minute time frame, cultured (at least from an Australian perspective), decent housing and at reasonable cost compared to Melbourne and Sydney and a clean environment. In addition, it has the amenities of a national capital. What's not to like? A cold winter by Australian standards with day time temperatures 9-10 C, but the sun is always warm and a clear blue sky is often overhead lasting from late June to early Sept.