The most desirable place to live

April 11th, 2006

The Independent quotes¬†the 2006¬†Mercer survey “Managing Quality of Living for Expatriates” that finds Zurich to be the city with the highest quality of living in the world. They take into account factors like security, both crime rate and terrorism-related, public transportation system and infrastructure, access to healthcare, environmental conditions and the like.
Even more interesting than the winner being in Switzerland is, perhaps, that of the first ten cities in this ranking, three are in the Swiss (Zurich, Geneva and Bern) and three in Germany (Frankfurt, Dusseldorf and Munich). Third place went to Vancouver, BC, Canada and I think Vienna is in the top ten as well…
Most of the metropolises rank pretty low, with Los Angeles being the 55th, both London and Paris somewhere in the 30ies and Tokyo in the 40ies. If you think about the environmental effects that the sheer size of these cities take with them, it’s not surprising that they got such a low ranking compared to the jewellry boxes that the Swiss cities are. Even Frankfurt, where I live does not have a lot of traffic or pollution, which makes it an attractive place to live for some people (and score good on the survey).

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