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2019 Quality of living ranking of 231 cities around the world

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    2019 QUALITY OF LIVING RANKING

    13 March 2019

    What Factors Determine Quality of Living?
    These factors are evaluated in Mercer’s Quality of Living Reports, which offer city-to-city comparisons for nearly 500 global assignment destinations.

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    2019 CITY RANKING

    Rank. City, Country/Region
    1. Vienna, Austria
    2. Zürich, Switzerland
    3. Vancouver, Canada
    3. Munich, Germany
    3. Auckland, New Zealand
    6. Düsseldorf, Germany
    7. Frankfurt, Germany
    8. Copenhagen, Denmark
    9. Geneva, Switzerland
    10. Basel, Switzerland

    11. Sydney, Australia
    11. Amsterdam, Netherlands
    13. Berlin, Germany
    14. Bern, Switzerland
    15. Wellington, New Zealand
    16. Toronto, Canada
    17. Melbourne, Australia
    18. Luxembourg, Luxembourg
    19. Ottawa, Canada
    19. Hamburg, Germany

    21. Perth, Australia
    21. Montréal, Canada
    23. Nuremburg, Germany
    23. Stockholm, Sweden
    25. Oslo, Norway
    25. Singapore, Singapore
    27. Stuttgart, Germany
    28. Brussels, Belgium
    29. Adelaide, Australia
    30. Canberra, Australia

    31. Helsinki, Finland
    32. Calgary, Canada
    33. Dublin, Ireland
    34. San Francisco, United States
    35. Brisbane, Australia
    36. Boston, United States
    37. Lisbon, Portugal
    37. Honolulu, United States
    39. Paris, France
    40. Lyon, France

    41. Milan, Italy
    41. London, United Kingdom
    43. Barcelona, Spain
    44. New York, United States
    45. Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    46. Madrid, Spain
    46. Seattle, United States
    48. Glasgow, United Kingdom
    49. Kobe, Japan
    49. Tokyo, Japan

    49. Birmingham, United Kingdom
    49. Chicago, United States
    53. Washington, United States
    54. Philadelphia, United States
    55. Yokohama, Japan
    56. Rome, Italy
    57. Aberdeen, United Kingdom
    58. Osaka, Japan
    59. Pittsburgh, United States
    60. Leipzig, Germany

    61. Minneapolis, United States
    62. Nagoya, Japan
    63. Dallas, United States
    64. Belfast, United Kingdom
    64. Atlanta, United States
    66. Houston, United States
    66. Los Angeles, United States
    66. Miami, United States
    69. Prague, Czech Republic
    70. St. Louis, United States

    71. Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
    72. Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe (France)
    72. Detroit, United States
    74. Ljubljana, Slovenia
    74. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    76. Budapest, Hungary
    77. Seoul, South Korea
    78. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
    78. Montevideo, Uruguay
    80. Bratislava, Slovakia

    81. Vilnius, Lithuania
    82. Warsaw, Poland
    83. Port Louis, Mauritius
    84. Taipei, Taiwan
    85. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    86. Limassol, Cyprus
    86. Tallinn, Estonia
    88. Durban, South Africa
    89. Athens, Greece
    90. Riga, Latvia

    91. Buenos Aires, Argentina
    92. San Juan, Puerto Rico
    93. Santiago, Chile
    94. Busan, South Korea
    95. Cape Town, South Africa
    96. Johannesburg, South Africa
    97. Panama City, Panama
    98. Zagreb, Croatia
    98. Victoria, Seychelles
    100. Wroclaw, Poland

    101. Johor Bahru, Malaysia
    101. Taichung, Taiwan
    103. Shanghai, China
    104. Tel Aviv, Israel
    105. Muscat, Oman
    106. Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
    107. Brasilia, Brazil
    108. San José, Costa Rica
    109. Bucharest, Romania
    110. Noumea,New Caledonia

    110. Doha, Qatar
    112. Nassau, Bahamas
    113. Monterrey, Mexico
    114. Tunis, Tunisia
    115. Asunción, Paraguay
    116. Sofia, Bulgaria
    117. Rabat, Morocco
    118. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    119. São Paulo, Brazil
    120. Beijing, China

    120. Amman, Jordan
    122. Guangzhou, China
    122. Quito, Ecuador
    124. Casablanca, Morocco
    124. Lima, Peru
    126. Kuwait City, Kuwait
    127. Manaus, Brazil
    128. Bogotá, Colombia
    129. Mexico City, Mexico
    130. Istanbul, Turkey

    131. Windhoek, Namibia
    132. Shenzhen, China
    133. Bangkok, Thailand
    134. Chengdu, China
    135. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
    136. Manama, Bahrain
    137. Manila, Philippines
    138. Colombo, Sri Lanka
    139. Belgrade, Serbia
    140. Nanjing, China

    141. Gaborone, Botswana
    142. Jakarta, Indonesia
    143. Hyderabad, India
    143. Pune, India
    145. Xian, China
    146. Qingdao, China
    147. Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago
    148. Chongqing, China
    149. Bengaluru, India
    150. Lusaka, Zambia

    151. Chennai, India
    152. Kingston, Jamaica
    153. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    154. Mumbai, India
    155. Hanoi, Vietnam
    156. La Paz, Bolivia
    156. Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina
    158. Shenyang, China
    158. Guatemala City, Guatemala
    160. Kolkata, India

    161. Skopje, Macedonia
    162. New Delhi, India
    163. Dakar, Senegal
    164. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    165. Accra, Ghana
    166. Libreville, Gabon
    167. Moscow, Russia
    168. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    169. Jilin, China
    170. Yerevan, Armenia

    171. Vientiane, People's Democratic Republic of Laos
    172. Kampala, Uganda
    173. Kyiv, Ukraine
    174. St. Petersburg, Russia
    175. Tirana, Albania
    175. San Salvador, El Salvador
    177. Cairo, Eqypt
    177. Almaty, Kazakhstan
    179. Banjul, Gambia
    180. Managua, Nicaragua

    181. Blantyre, Malawi
    182. Cotonou, Benin
    183. Maputo, Mozambique
    184. Beirut, Lebanon
    185. Algiers, Algeria
    186. Nairobi, Kenya
    187. Tbilisi, Georgia
    188. Minsk, Belarus
    189. Djibouti, Djibouti
    189. Tegucigalpa, Honduras

    191. Kigali, Rwanda
    192. Havana, Cuba
    193. Yaounde, Cameroon
    194. Islamabad, Pakistan
    195. Baku, Azerbaijan
    196. Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    197. Douala, Cameroon
    198. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    199. Luanda, Angola
    199. Tehran, Iran

    201. Karachi, Pakistan
    202. Caracas, Venezuela
    203. Yangon, Myanmar
    203. Lome, Togo
    203. Tashkent, Uzbekistan
    206. Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
    207. Lahore, Pakistan
    208. Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
    209. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    210. Harare, Zimbabwe

    211. Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
    212. Lagos, Nigeria
    213. Abuja, Nigeria
    214. Antananarivo, Madagascar
    215. Dushanbe, Tajikistan
    216. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
    217. Dhaka, Bangladesh
    218. Tripoli, Libya
    218. Niamey, Niger
    220. Bamako, Mali

    221. Nouakchott, Mauritania
    222. Conakry, Guinea Republic
    223. Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
    224. Brazzaville, Congo
    225. Damascus, Syria
    226. N'Djamena, Chad
    227. Khartoum, Sudan
    228. Port au Prince, Haiti
    229. Sana'a, Yemen Arab Republic
    230. Bangui, Central African Republic

    231. Baghdad, Iraq

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    194 Islamabad. Feel like that's not true, way too low to be true.
     
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    I may be a bit biased but Melbourne has to be way more higher than that, Atleast in the top 10.. No way should Sydney be higher ranked than Melbourne when it comes to quality of life

    Colombo 138. Tops South Asia as excepted.. Not bad for a city that was barricaded only a decade ago in fear of Terror attacks

    @Godman With the Monorail coming in i'd expect Colombo to rise in the rankings in the coming years.. Atrocious public transport is a major impediment for the growth of the city
     
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    Thank God, Dhaka lost the dubious reputation of being the 2nd worst city to live in. Inclusion of more African cities helped.:D
     
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    This list seems to be crappy. Vienna is number one on this list... which is pretty unhealthy city compared to Scandinavian cities. There are no dedicated bike lanes, people do not like to walk ... and unhealthy food so a lot of fat people..

    And Stockholm is on 23 in this crappy list while Stockholm has consistently been voted the most green capital in Europe, a lot more nature and open space..so I really wonder how they listed it.
     
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    Lahore at 207 - yikes.

    Somebody contact Showbaaz Sharif...
     
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    Withe you proud of it? i scrolled right down to find dhaka.... it's a shame how this ones good city have been turned into shitshow
     
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    Islamabad, Pakistan
    201. Karachi, Pakistan
    207 Lahore, Pakistan
    :argh:
     
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    Yeh awaam be like A typical PMLN fan " Mian Saab NY Lahore ko Parish bna deya hai"
     
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    Aap ka matloba # fil hal masroof hai :D
     
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    Not proud at all. Dhaka's ranking is still at the bottom.But at least ''2nd worst'' designation have been removed. Worst, 2nd worst, 3rd worst such designation are much more damaging than just 'one of the worst' designation. Dhaka did not improved, but inclusion of other dysfunctional cities helped it to camouflage among the crowd.If you are branded as the only criminal in the group, it is much more damaging for your mental happiness and reputation then turning out to be only one of the 10 criminal in the group. I hope you gasped my points.
     
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    Or else too good to be true they put Jeddah 167 :hitwall:
     
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    Actually Lahore has seen development on a scale which would make other cities jealous.

    These lists are pointless actually. Just show the next possible trend in terms of development which makes it good to be lower down the number.
     
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    Islamabad in many such listings are clubbed together with Rawalpindi, the twin city...

    Otherwise Islamabad scores well in all the parameters listed above, except for public transport, overall even with the BRTS, housing is expensive as well...rest of the indices are present in Islamabad...



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    Small expensive cities with fewer inhabitants will always tops the list, some exceptions here.
     
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