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While there are many things that make a city liveable, their order of priority is different for everyone. There are several 'Liveability Indexes' that exist, but none that weigh the things that Australians prioritise with hard data.

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While hard data is essential for the comparison of states and cities, empirical data is invaluable for capturing the sentiment and opinion of a city’s residents. Australia’s Best City, along with its parent company ipData, conducts numerous surveys on a wide range of topics to ensure that the database remains up-to-date, representative, and relevant.

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Featured Facts

Average internet download speeds (Mbps)

This FACT indicates the average Internet download speeds for each city. These numbers are taken from Net Index by Ookla, which uses user driven statistics from the website to find the average download and upload speeds in each Australian city. This information is generated from users testing their internet speeds on the Net Index, which can then be used to find an average score. The numbers are calculated by up to 8.62 million individual IP addresses across Australia. The reason for Darwin's such high figures are due to their use of the National Broadband Network infrastructure (FTTP). The numbers are in Megabits per Second, where 1 Mbps converts to 0.125 megabytes per second of download speed.

Average price of a cup of coffee

What can the price of a Cappuccino tell you about a city? This FACT indicates the average price of a cup of coffee in each city according to the Gilkatho Cappuccino Price Index™ (CPI). The CPI average for each city was found by a survey of over 1100 coffee venues in each Australian city. According to international consumer figures, Australians consume over 2.7 kg of coffee per person each year. The data here represents prices as of March 2013. The city with the highest average price of coffee is Perth, at $3.89 a cup. The city with the lowest average coffee price is Sydney, at $3.42 a cup. Data for Darwin was not available.

Households with internet connections

This FACT indicates the total percentage of households that have internet connection in each Australian capital city from the year 2011. While connectivity is one of the principal drivers of city productivity, it does not relate solely to transport and movement systems: widespread internet connections allow the economic and educational growth and development of a city and its inhabitants. Households in Australia's major cities - unsurprisingly - have better access to the internet than the rest of Australia. Brisbane has the highest percentage of households with internet connections, at 78.60 percent. The city with the lowest is Hobart, at 71.30 percent, followed closely by Darwin, at 72.2 percent.

Nobel laureates born in Australia (Regional)

The Nobel Prize is a set of highly prestigious awards that are given annually and internationally wide. The prizes are given for outstanding contributions in Physics, Chemistry, Literature, Peace, Physiology or Medicine, and Economic Sciences. The prizes were established by Swedish inventor Alfred Noble in 1895. Each recipient receives a gold medal, a diploma and a certain amount of money. The amount of money usually varies annually, but as of 2012, each prize was worth US$1.2 Million.

This FACT indicates the number of Australian Nobel prize winners in any category, by which state or territory they were born in. This information was recorded by Nobel Media in 2013. South Australia has the highest amount of Nobel laureates, at 3. The most notable being Sir Howard Florey, for the discovery of penicillin and its curative effect in various infectious diseases. No one born in the Northern Territory or the Australian Capital Territory has been awarded the prize yet.

Number of fruit and nut trees (Regional)

This FACT indicates the number of fruit and nut trees (including mandarins, oranges, apples, pears, bananas, macadamias, mangoes, peaches & strawberries) in each state and territory in 2011-12. This number is represented in millions.

The state with the highest number of trees is Queensland with 13,014,000 trees. The state with the lowest is the Australian Capital Territory with 2000 trees.

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