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The City with the World’s Best Quality OF Living? Again: Vienna, Austria!

Vienna © Österreich Werbung/Wiesenhofer

© Österreich Werbung/Wiesenhofer

December 6, 2012

Vienna tops Mercer’s Quality of Living City Ranking for the 5th time in a row

Austria's capital, Vienna, retains the top spot as the city with the world’s best quality of living, according to the “Mercer 2012 Quality of Living Survey.” Zurich and Auckland follow in second and third place. In the United States, Honolulu (28) and San Francisco (29) are the highest-ranking cities, followed by Boston (35). Chicago is ranked 42nd, while Washington, DC, is ranked 43rd.

Mercer conducts this survey annually to help multinational companies and other organizations compensate employees fairly when placing them on international assignments. Mercer’s Quality of Living reports provide valuable information and hardship premium recommendations for many cities throughout the world. Mercer’s Quality of Living index list covers 221 cities, ranked against New York as the base city.

The survey compares the political, social and economic climate, medical care, education, and infrastructural conditions such as public transportation, power and water supply. It also takes into consideration recreational offers such as restaurants, theaters, cinemas, sports facilities, the availability of all kinds of consumer goods from food to cars, as well as environmental conditions - from green space to air quality.

For more details, click on http://www.mercer.com/qualityoflivingpr .



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