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From the country’s most successful online business, to wines that grace the tables of the world; from studios making Oscar-winning movies, to technology that is changing how people live and work – Wellington is a region of innovation, diversity and creativity.
With a renowned quality of life, affordable housing, and high quality healthcare and education facilities, Wellington is a great place to call home.
|Wellington named best city in the world for quality of living||Deutsche Bank, 2017|
|Wellington was named second cleanest capital in the world||Daily Telegraph, 2017|
|Wellington was ranked in the top 10 cities in the world for quality of living||Mercer Quality of Living Survey, 2016|
|Wellington has the most affordable city housing in New Zealand||Real Estate Institute of New Zealand, 2015|
|92% of Wellingtonians agree or strongly agree that Wellington is a great place to live||Nielsen Quality of Life Survey, 2014|
|Wellington was named the most affordable city in Australasia||Mercer Cost of Living Survey, 2014|
|Wellington has the highest quality of life in New Zealand||Mercer Quality of Living Survey, 2014|
|Wellington has a walk score of 98, making it a 'walker's paradise'||Walk Score, 2014|
|Wellington is the only capital city in the world to achieve "Safe Community" status||World Health Organisation, 2012|
Called the world’s ‘coolest little capital’, Wellington is known for its vibrant arts scene, world class café and restaurant culture, and active outdoor lifestyle. Set around a sparkling harbour and lush green hills, Wellington is the perfect balance of urban culture and the great outdoors.
|National Geographic named Wellington in the top six food cities in the world|
|Lonely Planet named Wellington the best beer destination in Australasia.|
Lonely Planet, 2017
|The Guardian named Wellington's Weta Workshop in the top 10 best film studio tours in the world|
|Huffington Post named Wellington one of the most innovative and creative cities in the world|
|Rough Guides ranked Wellington 6th place in the top 10 city destinations for 2015||Rough Guides, 2015|
|Lonely Planet named Wellington's Rimutaka Cycle Trail as one of the hottest new travel experiences||Lonely Planet, 2015|
|BBC named Wellington one of the hottest cities in the world to visit||BBC, 2015|
|CNN named Wellington as one of the world's 8 great coffee cities||CNN, 2014|
|Wellington's Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa, was ranked in the top 25 museums in the world||Trip Advisor Travellers Choice, 2015|
|Vogue named Wellington the coolest little city in the world||Vogue, 2014|
|Lonely Planted rated Wellington as the coolest little capital in the world||Lonely Planet, 2011|
As New Zealand's capital city, Wellington is a hub of creativity and connectivity; an environment where people and companies deliver more, for less. High-tech, high-growth and highly innovative, Wellington businesses are globally competitive with success stories on every corner.
|Wellington as the highest concentration of web-based and digital technology companies in New Zealand||New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, 2016|
|Wellington was named in the top 25 most innovative cities in the Asia-Pacific region||FDI Intelligence, 2015|
|Wellington has the highest GDP per capita in New Zealand||Wellington City Council, 2015|
|FDI Intelligence ranked Wellington as the 2nd best small city for investment||FDI Intelligence, 2015|
|Employment website, Seek, rated Wellington as the city with the highest advertised salary in New Zealand||Seek, 2015|
|FDI Intelligence ranked Wellington's labour environment the best in the Asia-Pacific region||FDI Intelligence, 2014|
Wellington offers world class education facilities surrounded by innovative, globally connected businesses, at the heart of one of the world's most respected democracies. New Zealand’s education system is also consistently ranked as one of the very best in the world, ensuring internationally recognised and transferable qualifications.
|Wellington has the most highly educated population in New Zealand||Statistics New Zealand, 2013|
|Victoria University is ranked number one in New Zealand for research quality||Performance Based Research Fund, 2012|
|Both Victoria University and Massey University are ranked in the QS World University top 500 rankings||QS World University Rankings, 2016|
|Both universities also have programmes ranked in the top 50 in the world||QS World University Rankings, 2016|
|Massey University's design school was ranked 3rd in the Asia-Pacific region||Red Dot, 2015|