Quality of Life in Melbourne, Australia

Purchasing Power Index 110.66   Very High
Safety Index 55.58   Moderate
Health Care Index 75.25   High
Climate Index 94.30   Very High
Cost of Living Index 73.25   Moderate
Property Price to Income Ratio 9.61   Moderate
Traffic Commute Time Index 39.04   Moderate
Pollution Index 25.91   Low
ƒ Quality of Life Index: 179.86   Very High

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Last update: October 2019

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10 Comments so far

#Bogan what? on Oct 20, 2019 :
I've lived in quite a number of cities around the World. I now live in Melbourne.

Each place has negatives and positives, but overall Melbourne is a wonderful place.

Melbourne and it's suburbs sprawl for many a mile. The weather can be wonderful, but it can also be horrible too. Housing is expensive and the number of homeless living on the street has increase. 20 years ago where were no homeless on the streets of Melbourne.

Melbourne does great coffee and food. Melbourne is a melting pot of people and cultures and most of the time Melburnian's are happy helpful caring people.
#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.
#G on Feb 05, 2019 :
There's a painting called "Collins St, 5pm", by John Brack painted in 1955 of Melbourne city workers filing out of a dull lifeless city. That's pretty much the same now, only sprawled further out. If you want to lose yourself in a lifeless void, Melbourne is the place.
#Anonymous on Dec 08, 2018 :
I just moved from Perth to Melbourne, OMG what a difference in the level of culture, respect & manners.
Melbourne is the most civil place in the whole of Australia, and there is barely any trach / white trash bogans compared to places like perth.
Yes Melbourne is expensive - so what, its worth it.There is ALWAYS SOMETHING to do here.
#Tone on Nov 18, 2018 :
I agree with the overwhelming majority - Melbourne is an overrated dump. It is full of self aggrandising bogans who believe they are the “capital” of everything. The truth is that it is a very dull, VERY unattractive city that is dirty and very dangerous with crime. The weather is appalling and it has nothing of interest to see or do. AFL is a sickness that they all suffer from. It is growing in population, mainly from immigrants from third world countries. Nearly all other capital cities in Australia are far superior.
#Larry on Jun 16, 2018 :
I agree with Tumblweed and others... over-priced and lots of homeless on the street due to it being overpriced... also other than the sport, multicultural food and beaches there isn't anything extra special about it. Public transport is bad unless you live inner-city (which is even more expensive). I also felt trapped when living there but that is mostly due to the distance and of course everything being way too expensive that you don't have any money left to travel overseas.
#Brian on Mar 14, 2018 :
I'm with Tumbleweed as well. Most people from other cities in Australia are open about the positives and negatives of their city. Not Melbourne though, the only city where people believe their own propaganda. Anonymous' outburst is evidence of that. This means that nothing will ever improve. The worst thing that ever happened to Melbourne was being declared the world's most livable city. If you actually read that report though it doesn't include the cost of living, so more accurately, the world's most livable if and only if you are filthy rich. If not it's just a grim daily grind.
All the major cities in Australia are growing and there will be problems with that. So best choose one which is growing with its eyes and minds open.
#Ct on Mar 13, 2018 :
I agree with Tumbleweed. Melbourne is overrated. The coffee is average at best. I find it very boring and I feel trapped. The weather sucks and the lack of nature is depressing. Yes there is a lot of okey things here but all in all it is nothing special.
#Anonymous on Mar 08, 2018 :
The commenter below is obviously an inbred Perth bogan. Melbourne rocks because it is full of classy, friendly intelligent hipsters unlike Perth where inbred knuckle draggers will murder you for fun if you weren’t born there.
#Tumbleweed on Feb 14, 2018 :
Melbourne has got to be the most overrated city in the country. Like a bad movie that inexplicably got good reviews, just adds to the disappointment. I've worked here and traveled here more times than I meant to. Overpriced housing in an urban sprawl. Standing with an armpit in your face on a slow moving tram while it drizzles on the grey streets and mouldy buildings outside. And for what? So some hipster can make you a coffee when you eventually make it to the city, which you're then honour bound to declare is the best coffee you've ever had (it's not) based purely on the fact that it was made in Melbourne by a hipster.
And this belief by the locals that any event that happens here is so cool and unique to Melbourne. Evidently they don't get out much.