The city of Perth has the best weather/climate in Australia. The city enjoys a temperate Mediterranean climate with hot and dry summers and mild but wet winters. Perth is also the sunniest capital city in Australia and is considered one of the hottest experiencing over 250+ days of sunny blue skies.
Melbourne is considered by some to be the best city to live in Australia, and has even been ranked as the world's most livable city more than once. It's home to a thriving live music scene, late-night bars and laneways dotted with cafés and coffee shops.
The Snowy Mountains region in the south-east falls in the alpine climate or subpolar oceanic climate zone, with cool to cold weather all year around and regular heavy snowfalls in the winter and spring.
1. Adelaide. Adelaide is often described as Australia's most underrated and beautiful city, and it is not hard to see why once you have visited this gorgeous place. It is a cultural hub, home to an excellent dining culture, several museums and art galleries, as well as gorgeous scenery wherever you look.
Darwin, Northern Territory
Darwin in the Northern Territory has a tropical climate with a wet and dry season. In Darwin, the average annual temperature is 27.4°C. It is the city in Australia with the highest average temperature and the highest average monthly maximum temperature.
Gold Coast is one of the cheapest places to live in Australia (89th globally). It is known for its high-standard education and academia and its budget-friendly living.
Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
That's a whopping 3,456 hours of sunlight.
Canberra is the happiest capital of Australia, according to research.
Canberra is Australia's leading 'smart city', providing its residents with top ratings for a range of quality indicators, including housing affordability, public transport, employment, and community participation, according to new Victoria University research.
The continent's tropical rainforests can be found in the far north of Queensland, whereas the tropical grasslands extend across the northern regions of Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Queensland. The largest tropical rainforest on the Australian mainland is the Daintree Rainforest.
Queensland claimed the title of the country's happiest state. Savings aspirations among Australians remain very high, with the number of people trying to save rising to 76% overall (73% in Q2), and to 96% among 18 to 29-year-old women. Pets continue to be the biggest contributor to a person's wellbeing.
Brisbane has been renowned for being Australia's fastest-growing city, recording an annual population growth rate of 1.8% over the last five years, outpacing both Sydney (1.4%) and Melbourne (1.5%).
The Global Liveability Index 2022 has ranked Melbourne as the 10th most liveable city in the world and top of the most liveable cities in Australia.
Beachside suburbs like Coogee and Bondi come out on top for liveability. Close enough to the city centre while existing in their own bubble, these coastal hotspots offer exquisite views and a space to breathe away from the commotion. For trendy inner-city living, try Paddington and Potts Point.
Tasmania. South across the Bass Strait from Victoria, the island state of Tasmania has it all: mountains in the west, beaches in the east, and wild landscapes in the south.
One of the driest areas in Australia however, is Birdsville in Queensland. The desert town experiences only 10 days of rainfall per year. Although going further up North in Queensland, areas in Bamaga and Weipa are subject to much heavier rainfall, with about 75 rainfall days per year.
Best weather: San Francisco, CA
First place goes to San Francisco, with only two days of extreme heat and a low temperature just below freezing at 27 degrees. Second place goes to San Diego, followed by Los Angeles. Both have an average yearly temperature of 60 degrees with sunny days 70% of the year.
The worst performing states are Tasmania, with incomes 26% below the national income and wealth average, as well as South Australia which is 19% below the average household income and 20% below the national net wealth.