Survey: Six WCCP cities rank in top 50 of quality of living
Published: December 4, 2012
When it comes to the city with the highest quality of living in the world, Vienna is tops.
That is according to a survey by Mercer, a global consulting firm, released Tuesday that ranks cities all over the world on the basis of quality of living. The Austrian city is number one followed by Zurich (2), Auckland (3), Munich (4) and Vancouver (5). In fact, Europe has 15 cities out of the 25 in the world when it comes to high standard of living.
The cities with the lowest quality of living, says Mercer, include Khartoum, Sudan; N’Djamena, Chad (218); Port-au-Prince, Haiti (219); and Bangui, Central African Republic (220). Baghdad falls last at 221.
In the United States, the cities that are considered the highest in quality of living are Honolulu (28) and San Francisco (29), while Detroit (71) is ranked the lowest. New York is placed at number 44.
Meanwhile, Atlanta (13), Dallas (15), Washington , D.C .(22) and Chicago (28) placed the highest as far as city infrastructure in the U.S.
In a company press release, Mercer says it does the survey to assist multinational companies and organizations in paying their employees when they are assigned to work abroad.
“Factors such as internal stability, law enforcement effectiveness, crime levels and medical facilities are important to consider when deciding on an international assignment, and the impact on daily life that could be encountered by the expatriate in overseas placements, ” said Slagin Parakatil, a senior researcher at Mercer.
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