Mercer announced today the results of their annual “Quality of Living Survey” in which they survey over 460 cities around the world and concluded that Zurich ranks number two, just behind Vienna. Other European cities in the top 30 include Geneva (8), Amsterdam (12), Berlin (16), Hamburg (17), Luxembourg (19), Stockholm (19), Brussels (22) Nürnberg (24) and Stuttgart (27) with Paris (29) and London (38). Dublin dropped nine places from last year to rank (35), and Prague (69) is the highest-ranking Eastern European city followed by Budapest (74). The lowest-ranking European city is Tbilisi in Georgia (213).
Outside Europe, New York ranks (44) and San Francisco (29).
See below an excerpt from Mercer’s table showing the top 30 cities:
The survey is based on 39 criteria grouped into 10 categories: Political and social environment, Economic environment, Socio-cultural environment, Medical and health, Schools and education, Public services and transportation, Recreation, Consumer goods , Housing, and Natural Environment. Well done Zurich!