Quality of Life in Melbourne, Australia

Purchasing Power Index 91.47   High
Safety Index 56.01   Moderate
Health Care Index 73.68   High
Climate Index 94.30   Very High
Cost of Living Index 81.70   High
Property Price to Income Ratio 9.90   Moderate
Traffic Commute Time Index 41.50   High
Pollution Index 27.48   Low
ƒ Quality of Life Index: 168.36   Very High

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Last update: March 2023

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5 Comments so far
Ian on Feb 24, 2023:
After returning to Melbourne after 10 years away, really disappointed. Small, boring place. Expensive housing, though cheaper than Syd and London. Expensive art scene with not much turn-over. Can't get a coffee after 2/3 o'clock and generally not that friendly. Potentially good to raise a family but if in the outer suburbs will have a bit of a commute. Sydney is a real city but at the cost, decided London is better.
George on Nov 12, 2022:
Melbourne is overpriced and overated the city has serious crime issues the only good thing it has is the sport
Daniel on Mar 12, 2021:
Melbourne is a nice place to life I lived there for 11 months and it is a great city, Melbourne has a few small big city problems when compare with others big cities. I'm sure the score will be more if we count cultural and sports events. I met people from England, France, Brazil, Japan and Germany and they said that Melbourne and in general Australia is the best place to lived in the world.
Anonymous on Dec 13, 2019:
Melbourne to me is among the best places anywhere to live. It's easy to find negative aspects if you want to, but compared to other places I've lived and visited, it's got everything going for it and opportunities to succeed abound if you have the ambition. I've lived in other places where no matter how hard you try, the opportunities just aren't there and you get stuck in a cycle of disappointment and frustration. Melbourne, on the other hand, continues to reward the majority of those who work hard and believe in themselves. Additionally, it's a beautiful city with such a diversity of cultures and a rich landscape.
NotKris on Jun 17, 2019:
Day 3 of 7 in Melbourne and honestly I wanted to fly back home to Perth as soon as my taxi dropped me off at my hotel in the middle of Fitzroy. The people I’ve encountered so far have been extremely rude, racist and inconsiderate. Never have I felt scared to walk around in a crowded city before. I’ve felt more safe walking alone in countries such as Mexico and Cambodia than I have in Fitzroy and Melbourne in general. First time in Victoria and I think it’ll be my last.