Vienna ranked most effective metropolis on the planet to live in for tenth 12 months running

Vienna has been ranked the most liveable city on earth for the tenth yr in a row.

The Austrian capital topped the new Mercer best of residing Survey, whose 2019 ranking become dominated by way of European cities. Thirteen out of the area's 20 most effective areas to are living are in Europe.

Zurich, Switzerland's greatest metropolis, got here in 2nd location for universal quality of dwelling, followed by Auckland, Munich and Vancouver in joint third place. The Canadian metropolis has ranked the maximum of any North American metropolis over the last decade.

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Mercer's annual index ranks 231 cities around the globe on components together with political stability, crime, personal freedoms, healthcare, training, housing, recreation and public transport.

Western European cities also dominated the safest cities rankings.

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Luxembourg became named as the safest metropolis on this planet, adopted via Helsinki in Finland and the Swiss cities of Basel, Bern and Zurich.

when it comes to overall great of dwelling, Singapore (25), Montevideo in Uruguay (78) and Mauritius's Port Louis (eighty three) were the highest rating cities in Asia, South the usa and Africa respectively.

in the UK, London become ranked the most efficient city to are living, coming in forty first area, followed by using Edinburgh (forty five), Glasgow (forty eight) Birmingham (49), Aberdeen (57) and Belfast (64).

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"As we move right into a vital transition year for the united kingdom and eire, with the capabilities consequences of Brexit continuing to evolve, it has never been greater crucial for British and Irish cities to think about what they can do to proceed to remain pleasing places for multinational firms," noted Kate Fitzpatrick, Mercer's world mobility follow chief for the uk & eire.

"agencies are searching for urban centres with a strong native workforce and high quality of living to entice and keep the most efficient skill from everywhere. pleasant of living is dependent upon many factors, from entry to public transport and traffic congestion ranges, to the provision of housing and international schools, to a metropolis's cultural scene.

"British and Irish cities and municipalities need to work complicated to make certain they stay aggressive internationally, and retain tempo with change."

World's 10 foremost cities for pleasant of living

1. Vienna, Austria2. Zurich, Switzerland3. Vancouver, Canada4. Munich, Germany5. Auckland, New Zealand5. Dusseldorf, Germany6. Frankfurt, Germany7. Copenhagen, Denmark8. Geneva, Switzerland9. Basel, Switzerland10. Sydney, Australia

World's 10 worst cities for excellent of residing

231. Baghdad, Iraq230. Bangui, imperative African Republic229. Sana'a, Yemen228. Port Au Prince, Haiti227. Khartoum, Sudan226. N'Djamena, Chad225. Damascus, Syria224. Brazzaville, Congo223. Kinshasha, Democratic Republic of the Congo222. Conakry, Guinea