Top 10 Cities in the World for Quality of Life

In its 2016 Quality of Living Index, Human Resources consultancy firm Mercer revealed which countries in the world rank high on quality of life. Here are the top ten cities on the list and some highlights on what make them great places to live in.

1. Vienna, Austria
Vienna
Top reasons to live here: Stable economic and political system, top notch educational system, culture, excellent public transport system, safe, beautiful scenery, nature destinations, clean environment, Viennese cafes and vibrant coffee culture

2. Zurich, Switzerland
Zürich
Top reasons to live here: Thriving economy, stable political condition, safe, multi-cultural, quality education, excellent transport network, scenic city, picturesque towns, breathtaking natural scenery, and top quality chocolates and watches

3. Auckland, New Zealand
Auckland
Top reasons to live here: Good quality of life, excellent educational system, fairly low cost of living, stable economy, safety, spacious housing, stunning views and scenery, picturesque countryside

4. Munich, Germany
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Top reasons to live here: Good public transport system, safe environment, quality educational system, beautiful scenery, art, architecture, music, culture, beer

5. Vancouver, Canada
Vancouver
Top reasons to live here: One of the most beautiful and relaxing cities in the world, thriving economy, clean city, great educational system, high employment rate, shipping hub, breathtaking scenery, green spaces

6. Dusseldorf, Germany
Dusseldorf
Top reasons to live here: Excellent educational system including top notch international schools, fairly low cost of living, green spaces, modern architecture, active lifestyle, beer, fashion and art scene

7. Frankfurt, Germany
Frankfurt
Top reasons to live here: Stable economy, excellent transport system, international schools, culture, international vibe, architecture, apple wine, diverse cuisines

8. Geneva, Switzerland
Geneva
Top reasons to live here: Thriving economy, highly educated population, good quality education, excellent public transport system, safe and clean, breathtaking scenery including, green spaces and nature, chocolates

9. Copenhagen, Denmark
Copenhagen
Top reasons to live here: One of the happiest cities in the world, excellent educational system, bike-friendly city, co-housing developments, work-life balance, health and safety measures, impressive childcare opportunities, amazing working benefits, impressive architecture, culture, beautiful scenery

10. Sydney, Australia
Sydney
Top reasons to live here: Thriving economy, quality education, excellent public transport system, art and culture scene, safe and clean, scenic attractions and nature getaways, active lifestyle

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