Ranking of the most Livable Cities in the World

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Joel Fulleda

wikipedia.org, lonelyplanet.com

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Every year the Mercer, an American consultancy firm based in New York, publishes a report with data relating to the quality of life of 221 cities in the world: the Mercer Quality of Living Survey.
Starting from these data, different ones are then drawn up rankings of the cities where you live best, rankings particularly valuable for large entrepreneurs as they are used to decide in which places to open factories and commercial offices.
Each city is scored based on evaluation criteria such as public safety, level of education and hygiene, political and economic stability, efficiency of public transport and level of entertainment solutions. Today we want to analyze the top ten positions of the standings.
Unfortunately for us, there is not even an Italian city in the top 10 (Milan is the best in 41st place).
Here are the 10 most liveable cities in the world!


  1. Basel, Switzerland
  2. Geneva, Switzerland
  3. Copenhagen, Denmark
  4. Frankfurt, Germany
  5. Düsseldorf, Germany
  6. Munich, Germany
  7. Auckland, New Zealand
  8. Vancouver, Canada
  9. Zurich, Switzerland
  10. Vienna, Austria
  11. User questions and comments

10 - Basel, Switzerland

It is the third largest city in Switzerland after Zurich and Geneva, with around 200.000 inhabitants, of which 35,7% are foreigners. It is a center of the pharmaceutical industry, but is also home to 40 museums. Basel is a small cosmopolitan city. A mixture of cultures from different parts of the world. A place full of services but at the same time on a human scale. You can move anywhere by bike and you have the feeling of living more in a country than in a city.

9 - Geneva, Switzerland

Important cultural, historical and economic center, Geneva offers exceptional health services and in the education sector. For several years present in the top ten Mercer Consoulting, in 2007 it even occupied the second position behind compatriot Zurich.

8 - Copenhagen, Denmark

Higher we find Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark. IS' the most important economic center of the whole Scandinavian peninsula, home to important companies active in the scientific and technological sector. Many international companies have moved their regional headquarters to Copenhagen, including the Microsoft Corporation.
The public transport system, based on the suburban railway network of the S-tog.

7 - Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt it is an important tourist city as well as a main one financial center of Germany. This is where the most important banks in the nation are based in addition to ECB (European Central Bank). A key role is played by the city airport Flughafen Frankfurt am Main, one of the busiest stopovers on the continent.

6 - Düsseldorf, Germany

Still a German city. Dusseldorf it is a relevant trade fair and economic center, home to numerous multinational companies listed on the stock exchange. Here is the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, an art academy historically known as linked to the German Romantic movement.

3 - Munich, Germany

Germany is confirmed as one of the most livable countries in the world, the most represented nation in the ranking with 3 out of 10 placings. Monaco emerges for its incredible artistic and historical wealth, rich in museums, palaces, churches and other Baroque and Rococo treasures and at the same time for its strong economic importance, with companies such as BMW, Siemens ed Allianz.

3 - Auckland, New Zealand

The metropolis of Auckland it is the largest urban center in New Zealand. This country is establishing itself as one of the most promising emerging economies, and its most important city has proven that it can compete with world capitals. The City University, part of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, is very well known.

3 - Vancouver, Canada

On equal points with the aforementioned Auckland and Monaco, we find Vancouver, an important Canadian city. Economically speaking, Vancouver dominates the Pacific naval market thanks to most important port in north america. It is home to major IT companies including Electronic Arts Vancouver, leader of the Western videogame market.
It is the first and only city on the American continent in the top ten.

2 - Zurich, Switzerland

Switzerland is considered one of the best nations in Europe and the entire globe, holding the primacy of happiest country in the world. After Geneva, another city of his is in the top 10: Zurich.
Zurich is also considered the European city that offers better job opportunities.

1 - Vienna, Austria

Vienna is the most liveable city ever. First in Europe for several years, the Austrian capital has amply demonstrated its exceptional value by excelling in the economic, civil and cultural spheres. It is home to major international organizations as OPEC and the UN and has historically played a leading role in the artistic and musical fields.

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