Mercer Quality of Living Survey

Mercer Quality of Living Survey

The Mercer Quality of Living Survey ranks 221 cities from Vienna to Baghdad on quality of life.[1]

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.

Contents

  • Scoring 1
  • Top cities by region 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Scoring

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.

Toronto, Canada
Berlin, Germany
Copenhagen, Denmark
Melbourne, Australia
Singapore
Dublin, Ireland
Lisbon, Portugal
Oslo, Norway
Chicago, United States
2014 Rank 2012 Rank 2010 Rank City Country Index 2010
1 1 1 Vienna Austria 108.6
2 2 2 Zurich Switzerland 108.0
8 8 3 Geneva Switzerland 107.9
5 5 4 Vancouver Canada 107.4
3 3 4 Auckland New Zealand 107.4
6 6 6 Düsseldorf Germany 107.2
7 7 7 Frankfurt Germany 107.0
4 4 7 Munich Germany 107.0
10 10 9 Bern Switzerland 106.5
10 10 10 Sydney Australia 106.3
9 9 11 Copenhagen Denmark 106.2
12 13 12 Wellington New Zealand 105.9
11 12 13 Amsterdam Netherlands 105.7
14 14 14 Ottawa Canada 105.5
22 15 Brussels Belgium 105.4
15 15 16 Toronto Canada 105.3
16 17 Berlin Germany 105.0
17 18 Melbourne Australia 104.8
19 19 Luxembourg Luxembourg 104.6
19 20 Stockholm Sweden 104.5
21 21 Perth Australia 104.2
23 23 21 Montreal Canada 104.2
17 23 Hamburg Germany 104.1
24 24 Nürnberg Germany 103.9
32 24 Oslo Norway 103.9
26 26 Canberra Australia 103.6
34 35 26 Dublin Ireland 103.6
32 28 Calgary Canada 103.5
25 28 Singapore Singapore 103.5
27 30 Stuttgart Germany 103.3
28 31 Honolulu United States 103.1
29 32 Adelaide Australia 103.0
27 29 32 San Francisco United States 103.0
29 34 Paris France 102.9
32 35 Helsinki Finland 102.6
37 36 Brisbane Australia 102.4
35 37 Boston United States 102.2
38 39 London United Kingdom 101.6
39 38 Lyon France 101.9
44 40 Tokyo Japan 101.4
41 41 Milan Italy 100.8
48 41 Kobe Japan 100.8
49 41 Yokohama Japan 100.8
40 44 Barcelona Spain 100.6
44 45 Lisbon Portugal 100.3
42 45 Chicago United States 100.3
43 45 Washington DC United States 100.3
49 48 Madrid Spain 100.2
44 49 New York City United States 100.0
44 50 Seattle United States 99.8
- 49 Pittsburgh United States -

Top cities by region

North America
Rank Overall Ranking 2010 City Quality of living
1 4 Vancouver 107.4
2 14 Ottawa 105.5
3 16 Toronto 105.3
4 21 Montréal 104.2
5 28 Calgary 103.5
Asia
Rank Overall Ranking 2010 City Quality of living
1 28 Singapore 103.5
2 40 Tokyo 101.4
3 41 Yokohama 100.8
4 41 Kobe 100.8
5 51 Osaka 100.5
Europe
Rank Overall Ranking City Quality of living
1 1 Vienna 108.6
2 2 Zurich 108.0
3 3 Geneva 107.9
4 6 Düsseldorf 107.2
5 7 Frankfurt 107.0
Oceania
Rank Overall Ranking City Quality of living
1 4 Auckland 107.4
2 10 Sydney 106.3
3 12 Wellington 105.9
4 18 Melbourne 104.8
5 21 Perth 104.2
Middle East & North Africa
Rank Overall Ranking City Quality of living
1 75 Dubai 87.0
2 83 Abu Dhabi 84.1
3 100 Muscat 81.7
Sub-Saharan Africa
Rank Overall Ranking City Quality of living
1 82 Port Louis 87.7
2 86 Cape Town 85.7
3 90 Johannesburg 83.3
Latin America[2]
Rank (2012) Overall Ranking City Quality of living
1 77 Montevideo
2 81 Buenos Aires
3 91 Santiago
4 93 Panama City
5 101 Brasília
6 104 Monterrey
7 105 San José
8 111 Asunción
9 112 Rio de Janeiro
10 115 São Paulo
11 120 Mexico City
12 121 Lima
13 125 Quito
14 129 Santo Domingo
15 130 Bogotá

See also

References

  1. ^ "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. 
  2. ^ "Full 2012 rankings – Mercer survey". International HR Adviser. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 

External links

  • 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)
  • Full rankings