Got the itch to move but not sure where to? Maybe have a tickle for something different? Or just window shopping for places to yearn for?
We have you covered. Here are 7 of the best places in the world to live in right now, in no particular order.
It’s popular for us living in New Zealand to jump the ditch to Australia and Melbourne is a fantastic destination for those eyeing up the move. Scoring highly in education, healthcare and infrastructure, its four million inhabitants are also quite diverse. It is a culinary capital and it’s home to the Yarra river, a renowned destination for watersports as well as providing a scenic backdrop for the surrounding pubs, cafes and restaurants.
Ranked first by Monocle “due to its defining paradox of heart-stopping size and concurrent feeling of peace and quiet,” Tokyo is a city that thrives on efficiency and convenience. It is famous for its extremely punctual, clean public transport, giving hints to its ultra-modern core. Tokyo also has the highest volume of Michelin stars in the world which interestingly contrasts with its cheap, delicious street food. It may be a relatively expensive place to live but the salaries are also high. The surrounding areas are also rich with history and stunning vistas.
Zurich is a hub for water lovers – it has two running rivers and Lake Zurich itself residing within the city. It is also filled with art and history, housing over 50 museums and more than 100 art galleries. According to Mercer, Zurich scores highly for safety, absence of crime, few strikes, and timely public transport with airports very close to city centres and good schools, while the EIU says Zurich is the fourth most expensive city in the world. Although, with an average annual salary of $100,000, this wouldn’t be a huge worry for the regular citizens.