Mercer 2014 Quality of Living City Rankings

September 30, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs

Vienna, Austria is the city with the
highest quality of living for expatriates, according to Mercer’s quality of living
ranking. Vienna offers a high level of infrastructure healthcare and
recreational facilities, along with a stable and safe environment.
Expatriates in Zurich, Switzerland enjoy a similarly
high quality of living and the city ranked second worldwide. The
other European city in the top five worldwide is Munich, Germany which ranks fourth. Cities in the Pacific region also boast
a high quality of living, with Auckland, New Zealand ranking top in
the region and third globally on Mercer’s list. The top city in North America is
Vancouver, Canada. It is ranked fifth globally. The top quality of living in Asia is in
Singapore his 25th in the global ranking. Pointe-a-Pitre in the French territory of
Guadaloupe ranks highest in Central and South
America and a 69th overall. In Latin America, San Juan, Puerto Rico and Montevideo, Uruguay rank highest –
seventy-second and seventy-seven in the global rankings,
respectively. Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates,
offers the highest quality of living among cities in the Middle East and
Africa and is 73rd globally. The lowest quality of living among
cities Mercer ranked is in Baghdad. The instability in Iraq has kept the
quality of living in its capital from improving. Mercer’s ranking of 223 cities is based
on the data from its Quality of Living Survey. We analyzed 39 living conditions
important for expatriates, grouped into ten categories that factor
into a city’s ranking. New York is used as the base city for
the rankings. For more information, visit