Fun Facts: The most Liveable Cities in the World

Every year, The Economist releases a list of the top ten most liveable cities in the world. This information is based on stability, health care, culture and environment, education and organisation.

This year’s list features five of our English school locations:

1. Melbourne
2. Vienna
3. Vancouver
4. Toronto
5=. Calgary
5=. Adelaide
7. Sydney
8. Helsinki
9. Perth
10. Auckland

When we found out these five college locations made it in the top ten, we decided to find out a few more fun facts about each of them. Here are our favorite ones:

  • Vancouver is only 126 years old.
  • Vancouver is the largest film production center in North America
    after Los Angeles and New York City.
  • A resident of Vancouver is called a Vancouverite.
  • You can ski, golf, bike, sail and kayak in Vancouver – all on the same day!
  • Sydney is the oldest as well as the largest city, in terms of population, in Australia.
  • A resident of Sydney is known as a "Sydneysider".
  • The main languages spoken in Sydney are English, Chinese and Arabic.
  • Sydney was officially founded as a city in the year 1842.
    • Perth, the capital city of Western Australia, is the most isolated capital city in the world.
    • Perth is the sunniest capital city in the world, with an average 8 hours per day of sunshine, 365 days per year.
    • Perth is closer to Jakarta (3007km), the capital city of Indonesia, than Australia's own capital city of Canberra.
    • Perth was nominated by the original American astronauts as the 'City of Lights' - standing out as the bright spot on planet Earth!


  • The Sky Tower located in Auckland is the tallest free standing structure in the entire Southern Hemisphere.
  • Wellington, the Capital City of New Zealand, is the southernmost capital city in the world.
  • Auckland is the largest Polynesian City in the world.
  • Auckland is the largest and most populous urban area in the country

How many of these fun facts did you know? Have you ever visited one of these cities? If so, we'd love to hear about your adventures there!