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It's official - nobody loves life in their city like Wellingtonians.
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87%of Wellingtonians report a "good" or "better" quality of life, compared to the national average of 81%Quality of Life Survey
30%perceive their quality of life has increased in the last yearQuality of Life Survey
89%agree or strongly agree that Wellington is a great place to live, compared with the national city average of 79%Quality of Life Survey
82%of Wellingtonians have pride in the city's look and feel - against the 62% national averageQuality of Life Survey
48%of Wellingtonians use public transport at least once a week – compared with the average of 25%Quality of Life Survey
89%Wellington gets good marks for safe (89%), easy to access (85%) and reliable (62%) public transport.Quality of life survey
86%think that Wellington has a culturally rich and diverse arts sceneQuality of Life Survey
In May 2017, Deutsche Bank named Wellington the best city in the world to live in, beating off the likes of Sydney, Auckland, New York and Shanghai for the top spot.
The Nielsen Quality of Life Survey was last released in October 2016. This biennial survey measures the perceptions of over 5000 residents living in six of the country’s largest urban areas.
We've always known Wellington is a great place to live and work, and it's fantastic to see Wellington come out tops across most categories.
Check out the statistics which show some of the reasons why people absolutely, positively love to live here!