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Melbourne world's most livable city, Honolulu highest-ranking U.S. city

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Melbourne, Australia, was named the world's most livable city for the seventh year in a row, according to a new report.

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The Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Liveability Report 2017 ranked 140 cities across 30 factors involving stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure. The group's sister newspaper is the Economist.

Melbourne scored an overall rating of 97.5 out of 100 on the livability index this year, edging by 0.1 the Austria's capital Vienna for the top spot.

The group next ranked three Canadian cities: No. 3 Vancouver, No. 4 Toronto and No. 5 Calgary in a tie with Australia's Adelaide.

The top five positions were the same as last year.

Rounding out the top 10 were No. 7 Perth in Australia, No. 8 Auckland in New Zealand, No. 9 Helsinki, in Finland and No. 10 Hamburg in Germany.

The highest-ranking U.S. city was Honolulu in 17th, beating out Washington, D.C. (30) and Boston (34).


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