The famous international business advisors’ company Mercer announced, on 4/3/2015, the list of the cities which provide the best quality of life.
Mercer’s associates used, as a basis for the assessment of cities’ quality of life, 39 different criterions concerning, among others, political, social, financial and ecological facets. There is another series of factors added such as personal safety, health, education possibilities, means of transport and benefits from public services.
The first five cities are below:
Vienna, the capital of Austria, was proclaimed as the city with the highest quality of life in worldwide level for 2015, conquering again the first place in the list of the 230 metropolises of the world.
The city of Zurich is the financial and cultural centre of Switzerland (the capital of Switzerland, while the government’s seat is Bern). It forms an important international financial centre where the field of banking and financial services dominates.
The capital of New Zealand, Auckland, combines mountains which remind of the Alpian peaks with landscapes of lakes. What isn’t well-known is that Auckland has very nice food, very nice art museums and it’s the most cosmopolitan city in New Zealand.
It is one of the few cities in the world that has ports in two different watery sections.
Munich is the capital of the federal state of Bavaria and the third biggest city of Germany in population and it is an important node of transports and road, railroad and aerial transfers.
It is also a famous European trade centre and a great industrial and cultural centre.
Vancouver is the biggest urban area in Canada and the third in population in the entire country.
It is the city with the best quality of life in North America. It has ranked by the financial group EIU among the top ten sustainable cities in the world for five straight years.