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That's right, Auckland. So livable, and so affordable...
Auckland named as world's most liveable city, Wellington fourth in Economist survey
9 Jun, 2021 02:37 PM

NZ Herald

Covid-19 has shaken up the Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) annual ranking of most liveable cities, propelling Auckland to first place.

New Zealand's most-populous city, home to 1.7 million Kiwis, beat out major cosmopolitan centres such as Tokyo and Vienna, the champion of the last poll in 2019.

Wellington also rocketed up the list, with "The Coolest Little Capital in the World" sitting at number four on the list, released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

So what does Auckland have that the rest don't?

The answer: Covid.

Other cities saw their ratings tumble as the effect of the pandemic dramatically curtailed the quality of life for their residents.

Lockdowns imposed around the world lowered cities' scores in the survey's "culture and environment" category.

For example, Vienna crashed out of the top 10 entirely, coming in 12th as New Zealand, Australia and Japan cities fared best.

The Austrian capital had led the list since 2018 and for years ran neck and neck with Melbourne at the top of the survey of 140 urban centres.
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Sydney dropped out of the top 10
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Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:28 am Sydney dropped out of the top 10
Sydney is a shithole. It shouldn't even be mentioned.
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Least livable is always more entertaining:
Ten of the least liveable cities in the world

Johannesburg, South Africa
Caracas, Venezuela
Douala, Cameroon
Harare, Zimbabwe
Karachi, Pakistan
Tripoli, Libya
Algiers, Algeria
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Port Moresby, PNG
Lagos, Nigeria
Damascus, Syria
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Thomas wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:33 am
Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:28 am Sydney dropped out of the top 10
Sydney is a shithole. It shouldn't even be mentioned.
Well said.
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Jaysus - I wouldn't live there (couldn't to be fair)
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Thomas wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:33 am
Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:28 am Sydney dropped out of the top 10
Sydney is a shithole. It shouldn't even be mentioned.
Sydney's great.

If you've got a boat.
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Bindi wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:41 am Least livable is always more entertaining:
Ten of the least liveable cities in the world

Johannesburg, South Africa
Caracas, Venezuela
Douala, Cameroon
Harare, Zimbabwe
Karachi, Pakistan
Tripoli, Libya
Algiers, Algeria
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Port Moresby, PNG
Lagos, Nigeria
Damascus, Syria
I would rather live in Port Moresby than Sydney tbh
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Tauranga should be mentioned...

on one of those lists.
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Tauranga? Highest % of people who think Winston Peters should be PM? Or fighting to the top of the P Capital stakes?
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They're out of their minds. Joyannesburg is a great city to live in. World's largest urban forest and certainly the friendliest city in Saffa. Plenty to do, plenty of foodie spots and piles of money. Not even in the top 3 in Saffa for crime.

Edit. Hook, line and sinker. :(
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guy smiley wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:28 am Tauranga should be mentioned...

on one of those lists.
I like Tauranga. Makes me feel ...















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Thomas wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:26 am
Bindi wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:41 am Least livable is always more entertaining:
Ten of the least liveable cities in the world

Johannesburg, South Africa
Caracas, Venezuela
Douala, Cameroon
Harare, Zimbabwe
Karachi, Pakistan
Tripoli, Libya
Algiers, Algeria
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Port Moresby, PNG
Lagos, Nigeria
Damascus, Syria
I would rather live in Port Moresby than Sydney tbh
Well, living in Brisbane you'll certainly have had plenty of practice for it
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Enzedder wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:36 am
guy smiley wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:28 am Tauranga should be mentioned...

on one of those lists.
I like Tauranga. Makes me feel ...















young
:lol:
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shanky wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:38 am
Thomas wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:26 am
Bindi wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:41 am Least livable is always more entertaining:
Ten of the least liveable cities in the world

Johannesburg, South Africa
Caracas, Venezuela
Douala, Cameroon
Harare, Zimbabwe
Karachi, Pakistan
Tripoli, Libya
Algiers, Algeria
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Port Moresby, PNG
Lagos, Nigeria
Damascus, Syria
I would rather live in Port Moresby than Sydney tbh
Well, living in Brisbane you'll certainly have had plenty of practice for it
Sydney is alright - good weather, great coastline, nice harbour...it's just the people and traffic that suck.
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shanky wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:38 am
Thomas wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:26 am
Bindi wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:41 am Least livable is always more entertaining:
Ten of the least liveable cities in the world

Johannesburg, South Africa
Caracas, Venezuela
Douala, Cameroon
Harare, Zimbabwe
Karachi, Pakistan
Tripoli, Libya
Algiers, Algeria
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Port Moresby, PNG
Lagos, Nigeria
Damascus, Syria
I would rather live in Port Moresby than Sydney tbh
Well, living in Brisbane you'll certainly have had plenty of practice for it
This is true. Do you have anything else to add?
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Zakar wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:24 am
Thomas wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:33 am
Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:28 am Sydney dropped out of the top 10
Sydney is a shithole. It shouldn't even be mentioned.
Sydney's great.

If you've got a boat.
Yep. Anchor in the outer harbour and shell it.
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Yeah, what kind of a person wants to sweat for 9 months of the year?

I mean, WTF?
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shanky wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:02 am Yeah, what kind of a person wants to sweat for 9 months of the year?

I mean, WTF?
Do you mean sweat because it's hot?

or sweat because you're in a van with cookies parked outside a ...

I can't make that joke in here, can I?
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sorCrer wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:36 am They're out of their minds. Joyannesburg is a great city to live in. World's largest urban forest and certainly the friendliest city in Saffa. Plenty to do, plenty of foodie spots and piles of money. Not even in the top 3 in Saffa for crime.

Edit. Hook, line and sinker. :(
:lol: :lol: :lol:
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With Melbourne's lockdowns, Brisbane is clearly Australia's most liveable city. And Wollongong is the prettiest.
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Ali's Choice wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:19 am With Melbourne's lockdowns, Brisbane is clearly Australia's most liveable city. And Wollongong is the prettiest.
QLD just got the Covid - where do you think the driver was headed! :shock: :lol:
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Enzedder wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:36 am
guy smiley wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:28 am Tauranga should be mentioned...

on one of those lists.
I like Tauranga. Makes me feel ...















young
Are you in Tauranga permanently now Enz? Moved from the Tron?
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I'm in Tauranga Nakidude. Enzo is still carving hot laps of the Tron.
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Enzedder wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:36 am
guy smiley wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:28 am Tauranga should be mentioned...

on one of those lists.
I like Tauranga. Makes me feel ...















young
:lol: Yup
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Bindi wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:14 am
sorCrer wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:36 am They're out of their minds. Joyannesburg is a great city to live in. World's largest urban forest and certainly the friendliest city in Saffa. Plenty to do, plenty of foodie spots and piles of money. Not even in the top 3 in Saffa for crime.

Edit. Hook, line and sinker. :(
:lol: :lol: :lol:
Bastard. :x :(
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shanky wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:02 am Yeah, what kind of a person wants to sweat for 9 months of the year?

I mean, WTF?
They probably don't even have friends with boats.
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naki wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:27 am That's right, Auckland. So livable, and so affordable...
Auckland named as world's most liveable city, Wellington fourth in Economist survey
9 Jun, 2021 02:37 PM

NZ Herald

Covid-19 has shaken up the Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) annual ranking of most liveable cities, propelling Auckland to first place.

New Zealand's most-populous city, home to 1.7 million Kiwis, beat out major cosmopolitan centres such as Tokyo and Vienna, the champion of the last poll in 2019.

Wellington also rocketed up the list, with "The Coolest Little Capital in the World" sitting at number four on the list, released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

So what does Auckland have that the rest don't?

The answer: Covid.

Other cities saw their ratings tumble as the effect of the pandemic dramatically curtailed the quality of life for their residents.

Lockdowns imposed around the world lowered cities' scores in the survey's "culture and environment" category.

For example, Vienna crashed out of the top 10 entirely, coming in 12th as New Zealand, Australia and Japan cities fared best.

The Austrian capital had led the list since 2018 and for years ran neck and neck with Melbourne at the top of the survey of 140 urban centres.
Poor man's Whangarei.
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Thomas wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:33 am
Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:28 am Sydney dropped out of the top 10
Sydney is a shithole. It shouldn't even be mentioned.


One of the worlds greats. The rest of Australian views in it are hilarious.
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bimboman wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:39 am
Thomas wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:33 am
Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:28 am Sydney dropped out of the top 10
Sydney is a shithole. It shouldn't even be mentioned.


One of the worlds greats. The rest of Australian views in it are hilarious.
Sydney is nice for those that don’t know how good life can be, such as English folk.

I love England and I love English people. The joy from listening to Manchester folk explain the reasons why it was the best place in the world to live will always stay with me.
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I live in Auckland. It's shite.
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towny wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:51 am
bimboman wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:39 am
Thomas wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:33 am
Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:28 am Sydney dropped out of the top 10
Sydney is a shithole. It shouldn't even be mentioned.


One of the worlds greats. The rest of Australian views in it are hilarious.
Sydney is nice for those that don’t know how good life can be, such as English folk.

I love England and I love English people. The joy from listening to Manchester folk explain the reasons why it was the best place in the world to live will always stay with me.


I was born and bred in London a true world great city, I know exactly how good they can be. The 6 months I spent in Sydney demonstrated perfectly what a great city it is.

I agree Manchester is a shithole though.
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towny wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:51 am
bimboman wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:39 am
Thomas wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:33 am
Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:28 am Sydney dropped out of the top 10
Sydney is a shithole. It shouldn't even be mentioned.


One of the worlds greats. The rest of Australian views in it are hilarious.
Sydney is nice for those that don’t know how good life can be, such as English folk.

I love England and I love English people. The joy from listening to Manchester folk explain the reasons why it was the best place in the world to live will always stay with me.
Peterborough, Luton, any number of grim northern cities.
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Bindi wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:41 am Least livable is always more entertaining:
Ten of the least liveable cities in the world

Johannesburg, South Africa
Caracas, Venezuela
Douala, Cameroon
Harare, Zimbabwe
Karachi, Pakistan
Tripoli, Libya
Algiers, Algeria
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Port Moresby, PNG
Lagos, Nigeria
Damascus, Syria
I've visited Joberg and Moresby, neither of which I would disagree with. Although tbf Joberg did have some redeeming qualities, Moresby not so much.

Sydney is great if you live within 10k of the coast or the CBD and near Public Transport.
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Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:32 am
Ali's Choice wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:19 am With Melbourne's lockdowns, Brisbane is clearly Australia's most liveable city. And Wollongong is the prettiest.
QLD just got the Covid - where do you think the driver was headed! :shock: :lol:
I can't find the underam bowling pic that was used with Ansett. But it would be applicable here. Vic to Qld...
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No one lives in the colonies unless they failed in the Mother Country.

FACT.
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naki wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:32 am
Enzedder wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:36 am
guy smiley wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:28 am Tauranga should be mentioned...

on one of those lists.
I like Tauranga. Makes me feel ...















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Are you in Tauranga permanently now Enz? Moved from the Tron?
As mentioned, still in the Tron. My son has moved over there so am making the trip more often now
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MrDominator wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:00 am No one lives in the colonies unless they failed in the Mother Country.

FACT.
TBF, London is truly an unpleasant shitehole. :thumbup:
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Adelaide got 3rd.
Might need to move back…
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Zakar wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:26 am
shanky wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:02 am Yeah, what kind of a person wants to sweat for 9 months of the year?

I mean, WTF?
They probably don't even have friends with boats.
In Brisbane, you couldn’t have anything with a draft greater than about 1m, otherwise you’ll be stirring up the Moreton mud

Tinnies are luxe items for them.
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