Which are the best cities to live in?
Western European cities continue to enjoy some of the highest quality of living worldwide. Vienna, Zurich and Munich are in the top five. Amsterdam ranks 12th and Brussels was 27th on the list.
Western European cities also ranked in the top ten of the city infrastructure list with Frankfurt and Munich tying for second place worldwide followed by Copenhagen (4) and Düsseldorf (5). London is in sixth place, and Hamburg and Zurich both rank ninth.
Mercer assessed 231 cities based on factors such as political stability, health care, education, crime, recreation and transport. Vienna owes its first place to its rich cultural life, but health care and affordable housing also play a major role.
The complete top ten list according to the Mercer survey:
- Vienna (Austria)
- Zurich (Switzerland)
- Auckland (New Zealand)
- Munich (Germany)
- Vancouver (Canada)
- Düsseldorf (Germany)
- Frankfurt (Germany)
- Geneva (Switzerland)
- Copenhagen (Denmark)
- Basel (Switzerland)
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