The Mercer Quality of Living Survey ranks 221 cities from Vienna to Baghdad on quality of life.
In 2010, Vienna won the title as the highest ranked city, followed by Zurich (2), Geneva (3), jointly Vancouver (4) and Auckland (4), and Düsseldorf (5). Vienna was again the highest ranked city in 2011, followed by Zurich (2), Auckland (3), Munich (4) and jointly Düsseldorf (5) and Vancouver (5). The quality of living survey is conducted to help governments and major companies place employees on international assignments.
The survey also identifies those cities with the highest personal safety ranking based upon internal stability, crime, effectiveness of law enforcement and relationships with other countries. In this case, Luxembourg is top, followed by Bern, Helsinki and Zurich, all equally placed at number 2.
The survey traditionally shows a strong dominance of German speaking cities in its top ranks.
Top cities by region 2
See also 3
External links 5
The cities — 221 in total — were evaluated on 39 factors including political, economic, environmental, personal safety, health, education, transportation and other public service factors. Cities were compared to New York City which was given a base score of 100.
Chicago, United States
Top cities by region
Middle East & North Africa
^ "Quality of Living worldwide city rankings 2010 – Mercer survey". Mercer.com. 26 May 2010. Archived from the original on 2011-07-25. Retrieved 29 August 2011.
^ "Full 2012 rankings – Mercer survey". International HR Adviser. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
Mercer's Quality of Living survey page
2011 Quality of Living Worldwide Survey – city rankings (press release ). Mercer.com. Archived from the original on 28.11.2012.
2011 Mercer Quality of Living Interactive World Map
2012 Quality of Living Worldwide Survey – city rankings (press release)