In Liveable v Lovable the Financial Times dismisses the popular ranking of the best and worst world cities to live in, in which Vancouver, Vienna, Zurich, Geneva, Copenhagen and Munich dominate.
It was good to see Melbourne mentioned in the online debate. I spent a couple of weeks in Vancouver and I've visited Vienna, Zurich, Geneva, and Munich. I have love/hate relationships with London and New York—and I have not visited Rio de Janeiro or Istanbul. I love returning to Paris, Berlin, Boston, Chicago and San Francisco, all cities in which I would like to live. And the 3 months I spent in Amsterdam were fantastic—a city where all you need is a bike. But I would argue that Melbourne is the world's "best city".