What is the best city to live between Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra?
I guess it depends what you're interested in! Of course, Sydney has the gorgeous harbour. It is a very beautiful city. And the weather is usually a bit warmer, if you like that (although it rains a bit more in Sydney, and Melbourne usually has some very hot weather in the summer).
And I have never heard of anyone choosing to live in Canberra unless it was for work reasons!
Source: I have lived in Melbourne most of my life. I love Sydney and usually visit a couple of times year. I have family in Canberra and usually visit once a year.
Well, it really depends on what you want from a city. I've lived in both Sydney and
Visually, Sydney is clean and has nice parks, beaches and other open spaces to frolic. Melbourne on the other hand can be dark, gritty but full of character. Although I don't like to put labels, Sydney is the sensible child of Australia who left home to become a doctor and participates in community activities. Melbourne on the other hand is the belligerent hipster child of the country who can be confronting at first but under the shell, it really is quite lovable, warm and caring.
After I finish my world trip, I'll probably return to Melbourne to live the rest of my days as Sydney just is too clean and, well, boring.
Having a look at your bio, I'd say you'd probably settle on Melbourne however if your schedule is flexible, live in Sydney for a few weeks and see how you go. Both cities have a lot to offer and cater to different types of personalities.
For me, it would be Sydney! It has *much* nicer weather than
The Melbourne vs Sydney debate comes up often here.
Canberra is not everyone's favourite - it is hot in summer and cold in winter. There are no beaches, and there is no "cafe culture" like in Melbourne. But it has its own charms, there are some great restaurants, and it is more like a country town than the sprawl of Sydney and Melbourne.
When people think of
I'm from Sydney, and lived here most of my life, so obviously I like Sydney - it has the beaches, the sunshine, and I know where the great cafes and restaurants are. It can be expensive to live in Sydney, but there are ways to cut down on expenses if you're willing to live outside of the city and economise a little.
And finally I'd add that no city is soulless - it just might not have the soul you're seeking in a city.