Monday, December 25, 2006

The best cities in the world to live in

Mercer Consulting,10 April 2006

The analysis is part of Mercer Consulting's annual 'World-wide Quality of Living Survey', covering more than 350 cities. Each city is based on an evaluation of 39 criteria, including political, social, economic and environmental factors, personal safety and health, education, transport, and other public services. Cities are ranked against New York as the base city, which has an index score of 100.
The world's top cities offering the best quality of life

(New York is the base city with a score of 100 points)
2006 Rank
2005 Rank
City
Country
Points
1
1
Zurich Switzerland
108.2
2
2
Geneva Switzerland
108.1
3
3
Vancouver Canada
107.7
4
3
Vienna Austria
107.5
5
8
Auckland New Zealand
107.3
6
5
Düsseldorf Germany
107.2
7
6
Frankfurt Germany
107.0
8
7
Munich Germany
106.8
9
9
Bern Switzerland
106.5
9
9
Sydney Australia
106.5
11
11
Copenhagen Denmark
106.2
12
14
Wellington New Zealand
105.8
13
12
Amsterdam Netherlands
105.7
14
13
Brussels Belgium
105.6
15
16
Toronto Canada
105.4
16
16
Berlin Germany
105.1
17
14
Melbourne Australia
105.0
18
18
Luxembourg Luxembourg
104.8
18
21
Ottawa Canada
104.8
20
19
Stockholm Sweden
104.7
21
20
Perth Australia
104.5
22
22
Montreal Canada
104.3
23
22
Nürnberg Germany
104.1
24
22
Dublin Ireland
103.8
25
25
Calgary Canada
103.6
26
25
Hamburg Germany
103.4
27
25
Honolulu USA
103.3
28
28
San Francisco USA
103.2
29
29
Adelaide Australia
103.1
29
29
Helsinki Finland
103.1
31
31
Brisbane Australia
102.8
31
32
Oslo Norway
102.8
33
33
Paris France
102.7
34
35
Singapore Singapore
102.5
35
34
Tokyo Japan
102.3
36
36
Boston USA
101.9
37
37
Lyon France
101.6
37
37
Yokohama Japan
101.6
39
39
London UK
101.2
40
40
Kobe Japan
101.0
41
41
Washington USA
100.4
41
52
Chicago USA
100.4
43
42
Portland USA
100.3
44
43
Barcelona Spain
100.2
45
44
Madrid Spain
100.1
46
46
New York City USA
100.0
47
46
Seattle USA
99.9
48
47
Lexington USA
99.8
49
48
Winston Salem USA
99.7
51
50
Osaka Japan
99.6
51
51
Milan Italy
99.6
51
50
Milan Italy
98
53
52
Lisbon Portugal
97.5
53
52
Tsukuba Japan
97.5


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