If you are thinking of moving abroad, there are certainly a number of factors you need to assess, such as climate, means of transport, and so on. Βefore you make the final decision. Although it is difficult to find a perfect destination, some cities have the ideal combination of factors that make them the most sustainable in the world.
For the tenth consecutive year, Vienna is the city with the highest quality of life on a global scale. The Austrian capital continues to be at the top of the list of 231 major cities in the world, which is valued in its large-scale annual research by the well-known international Mercer Business Consultant, which announced the results of its annual survey.
“Vienna is not resting on the laurels of its repeated discrimination but will continue to work further so that all Viennese and Viennese, regardless of income and origin, can participate in the high quality of life of the city.”
Today’s mayor and governor of Vienna, Michael Ludwig, said in a statement, commenting with satisfaction that for the tenth time in a row the Austrian capital was declared the city with the highest quality of life in the world.
In second place, after the Austrian capital, Zurich, which makes the relocation to Switzerland seem a great choice. Vancouver is ranked third and Munich and Auckland in New Zealand, while in the top ten places – with the exception of Vancouver and Auckland – European cities, while the last place of the list takes over, as in recent years, Baghdad.
The top ten are as follows: Vienna, Zurich, Vancouver, Munich, Auckland, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Copenhagen, Geneva, Basel.
As a basis for evaluating the quality of life of cities, Mercer’s partners use a total of 39 different criteria, including political, social, economic and ecological aspects. There are also a number of other factors such as personal safety and health, educational opportunities, transport and public services.
For Vienna highlighted in this year’s review, including in particular the fact “of constant political and social situation, the very good medical care, the rich and multifaceted contribution to culture and the leisure opportunities, as well as the large number of international schools “.
It also highlights “the low rate of crime, the effective justice system, the excellent offer of quality housing both in and around the city itself.
From Mercer’s partner, Vienna highlights this year for the tenth in the series of “time” the city with the highest quality of life in the world, despite the fact that the first proclamation was made in 2009, so this year it was the eleventh – and not tenth – in ‘year’ series, but this is due to the fact that in 2013 there was no Mercer city evaluation.
It is noteworthy that, besides the emergence of ten times in the city with the best quality of life in the world, Vienna has been nominated six times in the last decade “Capital of conferences”, as had been found at the top of the list of international statistics, hosting more than 150 international conferences and conferences every year.
So if you want to leave your country, these cities are the best option you could choose from.