It is Sydney´s eternal rival. In the last 7 years it has been named the city with the best quality of life in the world. It is the second Australian city in size and inhabits just under 5 million souls.
Climate: Very warm in Summer although some days that can get to be cold. Cold winters and in general, the craziest climate in Australia, a bit like the one in Mexico City.
Transportation: Myki Card. Melbourne has one of the best transportation system in the world, connecting the center with the suburbs. It has a free tram zone in the center of the city.
Cultural Diversity: It is one of the most multicultural cities in Australia and in the world, there is a strong Asian, European, Latin and African community.
Education: It is known as the 3rd best city for students in the world (QS Best Student Cities). It is known as the city of culture and education because of the number of high quality schools and universities in the city.
Disadvantages: Many people do not like the weather but it is not nothing special either. It can be difficult to connect with natives since it is a city with many international students.
Why choose Melbourne? If you like culture, attend events of all kinds, nightlife in town and at the coast, meet people from all over the world and learn all kinds of accents, Melbourne is for you. It is a coastal city, so in the summer, the beaches are a delight and super accessible, it has almost all the relevant events in the country, such as the Australian Open, the Grand Prix of Australia, the AFL final and the Melbourne Cup.