Vienna tops global quality of life index – Mercer

Many European cities still offer the world’s highest quality of living and continue to be attractive destinations for expatriates, according to data from Mercer’s annual Quality of Living survey. Vienna ranks highest in the world for quality of living for the ninth year in a row, followed by Zurich, Auckland and Munich in joint third place, and Vancouver in fifth position.

Europe’s high ranking is achieved despite economic and political volatility, the authors suggest. Kate Fitzpatrick, the firm’s Global Mobility Practice Leader for the UK and Ireland said:

‘Cities in the UK continue to rank highly for quality of living, and remain attractive destinations for multinationals and their employees.’

This year, Mercer has produced a separate ranking of city sanitation, which places Dhaka and Port au Prince bottom of the league in positions 230 and 231 respectively.