Quality of Life in Canberra, Australia

Purchasing Power Index 77.94   Moderate
Safety Index 74.07   High
Health Care Index 73.39   High
Climate Index 82.72   Very High
Cost of Living Index 93.10   Very High
Property Price to Income Ratio 9.06   Moderate
Traffic Commute Time Index 33.85   Low
Pollution Index 22.59   Low
ƒ Quality of Life Index: 174.78   Very High

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Last update: February 2023

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3 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.