Expats say Melbourne is the world's best place to live and work

17 Nov 11:38 AM
Sinead Maclaughlin - Daily Mail
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Expats have named Melbourne as the best city to live and work in the world.

More than 14,000 people from nearly 200 countries took part in InterNations Expat Insider 2016 survey, voting in Australia's second biggest city Melbourne as the favorite location for expats.

'Not only are expats apparently happier in Melbourne, but they are more satisfied with their personal finances,' Vera Grossman from InterNations told Escape. 

Melbourne has been voted the number one place for expats to live and work thanks to its top notch work and life balance and excellent leisure activities
 
Melbourne has been voted the number one place for expats to live and work thanks to its top notch work and life balance and excellent leisure activities.
 
In Melbourne 79 per cent of expats said they were generally happy with work-life balance (Two female tourists take a selfie in Hosier Lane) 

In Melbourne 79 per cent of expats said they were generally happy with work-life balance (Two female tourists take a selfie in Hosier Lane) 

 
 
Cafe culture and shopping were big factors in Melbourne's popularity. Just over half of those surveyed said they enjoyed the leisure activities on offer.
 
 
More than 14,000 people from nearly 200 countries took part in the InterNations Expat Insider 2016 survey

In comparison, expats in Sydney said they were unhappy with their financial situation in the city.

However, they loved the local weather and the friendly attitude from locals. 

Sydney ranked in eighth on the survey, behind cities such as Houston, Texas which placed second and Madrid in Spain, which came in third.

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