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PERTH is the world’s 21st best city to live in – according to Mercer’s 2016 Quality of Living survey.
That’s an improvement for WA’s capital city, which placed 22nd in 2015.
Australian cities have been rated highly as some of the safest places in the world.
Mercer evaluated more than 450 cities on culture, political stability, climate and natural disasters, safety, housing, education, recreational and consumer goods.
Sydney held onto its 10th position in 2016, Melbourne ranked 15th, followed by Perth, Adelaide at 27, Canberra 28 and Brisbane 36.
One of Perth’s favourite beaches, Cottesloe Beach. File image