Friday, June 13, 2008

Mercer ranks the top cities in the world for quality of life

The 2008 Mercer Quality of living survey is out, and European cities dominate the list. At #1 is Zurich, Switzerland (was also #1 in the 2007 survey), and Geneva, Switzerland is tied for #2 with Vienna, Austria.

In fact, speaking German seems to be a good indicator of quality of life. Along with Vienna and Zurich, other primarily-German speaking cities in the top 20 include Dusseldorf, Munich, Frankfurt, Bern, and Berlin.

Prague ranks #71 for quality of life, but does considerably better when ranked on personal safety, at #45.

As for North America, the list is led by Canadian cities (Vancouver is #4), with the top U.S. city being Honolulu, Hawaii at #28.

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