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2021-06-09 4:01:19 PM  
Auckland: livable, yes. Driveable,not so much
 
2021-06-09 5:37:21 PM  
That's a lot of cities!
 
2021-06-09 5:39:19 PM  
Think it's safe to say this past year was an outlier for metrics like these.
 
2021-06-09 5:44:36 PM  
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I'm going for cheap property values and estate sales
 
2021-06-09 5:46:22 PM  
I don't think I even read about Switzerland's Covid response.   How bad did it get there?
 
2021-06-09 5:46:44 PM  
And one of the things these cities have in common: No illegal aliens.
 
2021-06-09 5:48:25 PM  
Go southern hemisphere! woo
etc
 
2021-06-09 5:48:54 PM  
 
2021-06-09 5:51:10 PM  
The world's most livable cities 2021
1. Auckland, New Zealand
2. Osaka, Japan
3. Adelaide, Australia
4. Wellington, New Zealand



New Zealand represent, Muthah Farkaaaaahs!
 
2021-06-09 5:51:56 PM  
Perth: For when you want to be a lengthy flight away from literally everything else on Earth.
 
2021-06-09 5:52:59 PM  
My home town is number 3 on this year's list. And yeah, COVID infection rates are tiny here compared with most of the world, although we've had all the precautions and work from home stuff to keep it that way.

It's a quiet, fairly boring sorta place but it is liveable. I'm in an unfashionable outer suburb with a lot of open space, a large shopping mall only a few minutes drive away and a bigger one again twenty minutes in the other direction, same for hospitals, not a bad range of local eateries but nothing amazing, I've got a 30 minute bus ride to work. If I take about an hour's walk along a lovely path alongside a creek I'm at a nice sandy beach looking at the Gulf.

I wouldn't move more than a few miles even if I won the lottery, but I like a quiet life and it's not for everyone.
 
2021-06-09 5:52:59 PM  

raerae1980: I don't think I even read about Switzerland's Covid response.   How bad did it get there?


I think Switzerland's problem was that its surrounded by neighbors that struggled with COVID-19 (except Germany).

Here are their numbers.

https://www.worldometers.info/coronav​i​rus/country/switzerland/
 
2021-06-09 5:54:26 PM  

BigNumber12: Perth: For when you want to be a lengthy flight away from literally everything else on Earth.


C'mon, it looks like a fun place.

This is Perth
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2021-06-09 5:55:07 PM  

mjjt: Auckland: livable, yes. Driveable,not so much


Kiwis haven't discovered dynamite (or so it seemed to me...30 years ago.  FSM I'm getting old).

/Amazing place, would like to see the south island
 
2021-06-09 5:55:37 PM  
Oh you should hear all the farmers and small-town syndromers whining here in NZ about Auckland being rated at the top. Its farking hilarious.

Auckland is a wonderful city by the way and I never regret moving here for a second.
 
2021-06-09 5:55:55 PM  

Mrtraveler01: WastrelWay: And one of the things these cities have in common: No illegal aliens.

LOL WUT?

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-​news/2021/may/12/australia-will-spend-​almost-34m-for-each-person-in-offshore​-detention-budget-shows


What do you think "offshore detention" means?
 
2021-06-09 5:56:00 PM  
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A general nighttime view of the Auckland skyline from the middle of the day.

I would move there in a heartbeat if I could.

/Go 'Canes
 
2021-06-09 5:57:04 PM  

mjjt: Auckland: livable, yes. Driveable,not so much


The traffic and roads and public transport have improved SO much in the last 20 years though. I live on the shore and work most days in the middle of Newmarket and its not really a bother.
 
2021-06-09 5:57:42 PM  
Melbourne just went back into full lockdown so it may not be the place to rush off too just yet.
 
2021-06-09 5:58:18 PM  

togaman2k: [Fark user image image 425x312]
A general nighttime view of the Auckland skyline from the middle of the day.

I would move there in a heartbeat if I could.

/Go 'Canes


Well... it's night time on the other side of the planet.

/Or the flash on that camera is 10^100 candlepower
 
2021-06-09 5:59:04 PM  

WastrelWay: Mrtraveler01: WastrelWay: And one of the things these cities have in common: No illegal aliens.

LOL WUT?

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-​news/2021/may/12/australia-will-spend-​almost-34m-for-each-person-in-offshore​-detention-budget-shows

What do you think "offshore detention" means?


And it still doesn't keep illegals from entering Australia anyway.

https://www.news.com.au/national/taxp​a​yers-wear-burden-of-60000-illegal-immi​grants/news-story/65e95786f9ad035c656e​7d111ed64665
 
2021-06-09 5:59:49 PM  
Auckland Harbor on my way back from a quick trip to Great Barrier Island
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2021-06-09 5:59:53 PM  

togaman2k: [Fark user image 425x312]
A general nighttime view of the Auckland skyline from the middle of the day.


Nighttime looks that way there because it's on the bottom of the planet. You have to convert, like with seasons, hurricanes, and the English language.
 
2021-06-09 6:04:55 PM  

Cepheus Crater: Melbourne just went back into full lockdown so it may not be the place to rush off too just yet.


Over like 80 cases. That's WHY it's ranked so high.

Tokyo was hitting over 1000 new cases a day and decided to close bars and restaurants by 8PM
 
2021-06-09 6:05:08 PM  
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2021-06-09 6:07:04 PM  
When the article says "liveable"...  Is it really saying "survivable"?  That's the impression I'm getting, anyway.
 
2021-06-09 6:09:00 PM  

Mrtraveler01: raerae1980: I don't think I even read about Switzerland's Covid response.   How bad did it get there?

I think Switzerland's problem was that its surrounded by neighbors that struggled with COVID-19 (except Germany).

Here are their numbers.

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavi​rus/country/switzerland/


Thank you!  Yeah, it looks like Italy and France had waaay more cases.
 
2021-06-09 6:09:10 PM  
I lived in Brisbane in 2012.  I miss it a lot, would move back in a heartbeat.
 
2021-06-09 6:10:59 PM  
Most of those please are also hella expensive
 
2021-06-09 6:13:07 PM  

i_dig_chicks: Most of those please are also hella expensive


Yes, that is probably a pretty decent correlation. Cost of living and desirability do tend to be related.
 
2021-06-09 6:13:18 PM  
Sorry, subby, you lost me at "cities".
 
2021-06-09 6:13:30 PM  

i_dig_chicks: Most of those please are also hella expensive


It's a vicious cycle. Livable places become so popular that they become expensive to the point that it hurts their livability.

/See: Vancouver
 
2021-06-09 6:18:14 PM  

raerae1980: I don't think I even read about Switzerland's Covid response.   How bad did it get there?


My cousin in Zurich said that when things started getting bad in Italy, they shut down everything except essential businesses.  In their case, that was emergency services, health services, and grocery stores.

I mean, do you imagine the riots if the locals were unable to get their daily allotment of chocolate from Migros?
 
2021-06-09 6:23:55 PM  

leeksfromchichis: Cepheus Crater: Melbourne just went back into full lockdown so it may not be the place to rush off too just yet.

Over like 80 cases. That's WHY it's ranked so high.

Tokyo was hitting over 1000 new cases a day and decided to close bars and restaurants by 8PM


Missed that part, that actually makes it awesome...comment recanted.
 
2021-06-09 6:28:29 PM  

Mrtraveler01: WastrelWay: Mrtraveler01: WastrelWay: And one of the things these cities have in common: No illegal aliens.

LOL WUT?

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-​news/2021/may/12/australia-will-spend-​almost-34m-for-each-person-in-offshore​-detention-budget-shows

What do you think "offshore detention" means?

And it still doesn't keep illegals from entering Australia anyway.

https://www.news.com.au/national/taxpa​yers-wear-burden-of-60000-illegal-immi​grants/news-story/65e95786f9ad035c656e​7d111ed64665


Yes, and our burden is worse.

I'm fine in my high-rise overlooking the lake, but we have many homeless citizens camping out just a few blocks away. They are there partly because the city tolerates illegal aliens, who compete for housing and jobs, and raise the cost of living for everyone. I have proposed to the city that they should make it illegal to rent to illegals (duh) and the landlords could be made to provide housing at a decent address to homeless people. (The ones that want to get back on their feet. Some of them prefer homelessness and some have mental or drug problems.) The city instead is spending taxpayers' money to buy old hotels to be used to "house the homeless." Some of them will refuse it. The ones with drug or mental problems will very likely burn the place down. And the ones who really want a job and to get back on their feet will be identified by employers as living in one of the homeless hotels, and won't be able to get a job. So, the city's plan is a perpetuation of misery for everyone, and that is why Austin is not on this list, because otherwise it is a fine place to live.
 
2021-06-09 6:37:46 PM  

WastrelWay: And one of the things these cities have in common: No illegal aliens.


Seriously? The entire continent of Australia is populated by criminal illegal aliens and their offspring.

/do you think the Limeys actually asked the Aborigines if they minded if they dumped their garbage there?
 
2021-06-09 6:38:43 PM  

Dinjiin: raerae1980: I don't think I even read about Switzerland's Covid response.   How bad did it get there?

My cousin in Zurich said that when things started getting bad in Italy, they shut down everything except essential businesses.  In their case, that was emergency services, health services, and grocery stores.

I mean, do you imagine the riots if the locals were unable to get their daily allotment of chocolate from Migros?


I can't say I'd blame them :-)   Swiss chocolate.....mmmmmm
 
2021-06-09 6:44:38 PM  

gaspode: Auckland Harbor on my way back from a quick trip to Great Barrier Island
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2021-06-09 6:48:08 PM  
Nice to see Adelaide on the list. They must have got electricity since I was there last.
 
2021-06-09 6:49:13 PM  
6 antipodean cities in the top 10 !!  Must be something in the Vegemite.
 
2021-06-09 6:50:17 PM  

puckrock2000: WastrelWay: And one of the things these cities have in common: No illegal aliens.

Seriously? The entire continent of Australia is populated by criminal illegal aliens and their offspring.

/do you think the Limeys actually asked the Aborigines if they minded if they dumped their garbage there?


You are a fool.
 
2021-06-09 6:51:19 PM  

WastrelWay: puckrock2000: WastrelWay: And one of the things these cities have in common: No illegal aliens.

Seriously? The entire continent of Australia is populated by criminal illegal aliens and their offspring.

/do you think the Limeys actually asked the Aborigines if they minded if they dumped their garbage there?

You are a fool.


By pointing out history?
 
2021-06-09 6:57:17 PM  

raerae1980: I don't think I even read about Switzerland's Covid response.   How bad did it get there?


It was neither bad nor good, when the pandemic started decided not to participate and remain neutral.
 
2021-06-09 6:59:57 PM  
Seems that being geographically isolated helped for the majority of that list.
 
2021-06-09 7:01:07 PM  

Mrtraveler01: WastrelWay: puckrock2000: WastrelWay: And one of the things these cities have in common: No illegal aliens.

Seriously? The entire continent of Australia is populated by criminal illegal aliens and their offspring.

/do you think the Limeys actually asked the Aborigines if they minded if they dumped their garbage there?

You are a fool.

By pointing out history?


Hay now don't let facts get in the way of a potentially racist perspective.
 
2021-06-09 7:01:42 PM  

zjoik: gaspode: Auckland Harbor on my way back from a quick trip to Great Barrier Island
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funny coont lol
 
2021-06-09 7:02:45 PM  

kore: raerae1980: I don't think I even read about Switzerland's Covid response.   How bad did it get there?

It was neither bad nor good, when the pandemic started decided not to participate and remain neutral.


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2021-06-09 7:12:29 PM  

Bob Down: Nice to see Adelaide on the list. They must have got electricity since I was there last.


Yep, and a new fangled talking stick. You can talk into it and somebody in another room can hear and they can talk back. It is all the rage. We sit about at night, just before the electricity goes off for the night and have talking stick parties. Its a hoot...

Having travelled all over the world, I am always happiest to come home and of all the cities I have seen, there is nowhere I would rather live

Go Croweaters...
 
2021-06-09 7:16:05 PM  

kore: Seems that being geographically isolated helped for the majority of that list.


island nations can close a border but good.
 
2021-06-09 7:17:32 PM  

WastrelWay: And one of the things these cities have in common: No illegal aliens.


Yeah it isn't like Houston, Miami, and Chicago are among the highest rated US cities and the highest undocumented populations.
 
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