Brisbane is renowned for its lifestyle. Boasting a subtropical climate and more days of sunshine than any other major Australian capital, Brisbane is defined by an energised spirit, a youthful vitality and a vibrant love of the outdoors. This environment is ideal for fostering economic growth and nurturing creativity – our city is fast becoming a hotbed of cutting-edge cultural expression. A strong vision for the future and an easy balance between progress and sustainability deliver an everyday existence that embodies Australia’s status as one of the world’s best countries for quality of life.
The IMD’s Quality of Life Index consistently ranks Australia in its top ten countries. Also, the Financial Times fDi Magazine recently awarded Brisbane in the top ten Asia-Pacific cities of the future 2011/12 for best quality of living. Australian cities are affordable destinations for international expatriates and Brisbane’s lower cost of living proves to be a drawcard for multinational organisations seeking to contain the costs of a mobile workforce in tight economic conditions. In fact, the Mercer Worldwide Cost of Living Survey 2012 ranked Brisbane as one of Australia’s most affordable cities – more competitive than other Asia-Pacific locations such as Tokyo, Singapore, Hong Kong, Sydney and Melbourne.