World class shopping, sporting, festivals, and rich cultural activities offer the 4 million population an abundance of economic and lifestyle opportunities.
Migrants who start a new life in Melbourne often find the city has lower house prices, better transport facilities and lower humidity make this city the place to live in as compared to other major cities. Rated as the world’s best city to relocate to, Melbourne is a dynamic city that needs the skills of 35,000 new people from overseas each year to work and contribute to its growing economy.
The Economist Intelligence Unit rates Melbourne (along with Vancouver and Vienna) as the world’s best cities to live in. Melbourne’s population of 4 million enjoys a temperate climate and happening lifestyle.
Australian cities always score higher in Quality of Life surveys when compared with cities in other countries. The Economist Intelligence Unit has rated Melbourne as Australia’s best city hence this makes Melbourne one of the world’s best. Melbourne scores highest in all categories, including infrastructure, housing, education, access, environmental focus, crime rate, culture, and cultural events, diversity and climate.
Melbourne has a thriving café culture which offers its residents virtually endless dining, shopping, parks, gardens and cultural opportunities all around the city. Melbourne also hosts the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix, the Australian Tennis Open, and, in Golf, the Heineken Classic, and Australian Open.
People from Vietnamese, Greeks, Italians, UK, Asians, Middle East, and New Zealand have been settled in Melbourne and form a large part of its population. According to the Bureau of Statistics, around one-third of Melbourne’s residents were born overseas. Melbourne is located inside a bay – Port Phillip Bay – on the south coast of Australia’s state of Victoria. About three-quarters of Melbourne’s residential properties are separate, detached houses with their lush green gardens. There are also a good number of desirable, family-oriented suburbs with much more affordable homes. Units or apartments are also an option and cost typically between $300,000 – $600,000.