Australia is the best country in the world to live. We’ve always know this, but now it’s official.
A report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) ranked the land Down Under as number one, with Norway following in second.
Key indicators such as wellbeing, earning potential, employment and health services were taken into consideration when calculating the rankings.
Overall, Canberra was named as the best city to set up home, with Sydney, Melbourne and Perth also making the top ten.
Commenting on the results, the Canberra Times said the report: “Yet again confirmed what many Canberrans have long known; that our city is the best place to live in the world”.
Canberra is a great option for people migrating to Australia. Income levels are considerably higher than elsewhere in the country and unemployment rates are also relatively low. The weekly income for a full-time worker in Canberra is $1,639, compared to the Australian average of $1,393.
Some of the key industries in the Australian Capital Territory include building and construction public service, information & communications technology and health.
The city enjoys 7.2 hours of sunshine daily and has a population of just 390,000. What many people don’t realise is just how close Canberra is to Sydney. Canberra is just a three-hour drive away from Sydney, two hours away from the beaches of New South Wales and 2.5 hours’ drive from Australia’s ski resorts.
Canberra is truly a cultural melting pot. One-quarter of the city’s population are migrants born overseas. Canberrans are also culture vultures and love to visit galleries, theatres and the cinema.
Some of the most popular attractions in the Australian Capital Territory include the Australian War Memorial, National Museum, Parliament House, the National Gallery and the Australian National Botanic Gardens.
Children can enjoy visiting the animals at the National Zoo, zipping around on the miniature train at Cockington Green and cycling around Lake Burley Griffin.
Canberrans also enjoy spending time outdoors. A higher percentage of people use bicycles to get around there than anywhere else in Australia. Because of the city’s relatively low population, traffic isn’t a big issue and people spend far less time commuting to work in Canberra than Sydney or Melbourne.
According to the OECD, Mexico, Turkey and Poland are among the most difficult places in the world to live.
If Canberra sounds like somewhere you’d like to live then get in touch with the experts at True Blue Migration today. We can provide you with a free eligibility assessment.