Auckland in the Top 10 of the world's liveable cities

Melbourne has been crowned the world's most liveable city for the seventh year running.

Auckland was placed eighth, dragged down by its low score for infrastructure when compared with other cities in the top 10.

The top five cities in the annual report remain unchanged from a year ago - Melbourne, Vienna, Vancouver Toronto and Calgary. The remaining cities in the top 10 are Adelaide, Perth, Auckland, Helsinki and Hamburg.