The results of The Economist's annual Global Liveability Ranking have just been released, revealing the world's most liveable cities in 2016.

A total of 140 cities were assessed in the report, which looks at five broad categories: stability, healthcare, education, infrastructure and culture and environment.

"Liveability has deteriorated in 29 of the 140 cities surveyed over the last 12 months", they say, "largely a result of heightened fears over terrorism". As a result, according to their research, Australian and Canadian cities now account for 6 of the top 10 worldwide.

You can read the full list below. Do you agree with the results – and will they affect where you travel?

10. Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg, Germany

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9. Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki, Finland

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8. Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland, New Zealand

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7. Perth, Australia

Australia, Australasia, Perth, Swan Bell Tower

5=. Adelaide, Australia

Adelaide, Australia

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5=. Calgary, Canada

Calgary, Canada

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4. Toronto, Canada

Queens Quay harbour at East Pier and pedestrians, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

3. Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver, Canada

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2. Vienna, Austria

Austria, Vienna, Zentralfriedhof (Central Cemetery) dome seen in distance from tree lined avenue

1. Melbourne, Australia

Australia, Victoria, Melbourne, Brighton Beach

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