Vienna worlds top city for quality of life


Austria’s capital city of Vienna offers the best quality of life in the world, according to the 18th Mercer Quality of Life study while Baghdad was on the last spot. Switzerland’s Zurich, New Zealand’s Auckland, Germany’s Munich and Canada’s Vancouver completed the top five. Notably, London, Paris and New York were ranked outside the top 35.Vienna continues its reign in the top spot for overall quality of living, followed by Zurich (2), Auckland (3), and Munich (4).Vancouver (5) is North America’s highest ranking city, and Singapore is the highest ranking Asian city, holding 26th place. Mercer’s survey also identifies the personal safety ranking for the full list of cities; it is based on internal stability, crime figures, performance of local law enforcement, and the home country’s relationship with other countries. Luxembourg tops the personal safety list and is followed by Bern, Helsinki, and Zurich – all tied in 2nd place. Baghdad (230) and Damascus (229) are the world’s least safe cities according to the ranking. The safest UK cities are Aberdeen, Edinburgh, and Glasgow – all ranked in 44th place.