Living in Australia means encountering many opportunities. It is a young, multicultural and open country with an ever-growing economy. The quality of life in Australia and unrivalled natural beauty make it one of the best destinations to live. The main cities offer all kinds of services, work, and leisure activities in a relaxed and spacious environment.
On the other side moving to Australia is not simple and requires a lot of preparation and it is necessary to analysis the benefits and the costs. One of the most important things that everybody needs to consider before moving in Australia is the quality of life in different cities.
In this work, we are going to rank the Australian cities by quality of life index, which is an estimation of overall quality of life. It is calculated by using an empirical formula that takes in consideration the purchasing power index, pollution index, house price to income ratio, cost of living index, safety index, health care index, traffic commute time index and climate index. The higher is the value of the index, better is the quality of life.
The city with the highest quality of living in Australia is Canberra, followed by Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth. Sydney is in the penultimate place in quality of living ranking and Melbourne is the city with the worst quality of life in Australia.
For the others Australian cities, there is no information about this index, so they are not included in the ranking of the Australian cities by quality of life.
The data used in this work are provided by Numbeo and are relating to mid-2019.