Global Index Ranks Brisbane The Happiest City In Australia & 21st Worldwide.

A fresh ranking of the happiest cities on the planet has been released, and five Australian capital cities made the cut. Ranked at number 1 in Australia, and 21 worldwide in the 2024 Happy City Index, Brisbane was the only Australian city to receive a gold rating.

Compiled by the Institute for Quality of Life, the index ranked 250 cities worldwide on governance, environment, economy and mobility and the impact they have on their citizens’ happiness.

Aarhus in Denmark topped the list, while other Australian cities included Melbourne (41st), Perth (61st), Hobart (87th) and Sydney (116th).

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