10. Hamburg, Germany – The German city of Hamburg moves up to 10th place in the Economist Intelligence Unit's most livable cities list for 2016. Its rise comes as Australia's Sydney drops four places out of the top 10. Click through the gallery to see the top 10.
8. Auckland, New Zealand – Frequently listed as one of the world's best cities, New Zealand's Auckland ranks 8th with a score of 95.7.
6. Perth, Australia – Great beaches are among the attractions of Australia's west coast city of Perth. With hot summers and mild winters, the city has a reputation for outdoor activities including water sports and cycling.
=5. Calgary, Alberta – One of the most underrated cities in Canada, Calgary held on to its joint fifth place ranking this year.
4. Toronto, Ontario – With perhaps Canada's top skyline -- including the 553-meter-high CN Tower -- Toronto ranked fourth in the survey.
3. Vancouver, British Columbia – Once the title-holder of the livability ranking until 2011, Vancouver remains the third most livable city in the world.
2. Vienna, Austria – Vienna is only 0.1 point short of Melbourne, Australia, in the index. Scoring 97.4 out of 100, the musical city with glamorous palaces and architecture came in second again this year.
1. Melbourne, Australia – With great coffee, great food, a lively music and arts scene and lots of open space, it's no surprise why Melbourne is rated the most livable city.