Vienna waltzes to quality of living win for 10th year

Vienna waltzes to quality of living win for 10th year

Singapore's CBD, seen at dusk, has attracted more than its fair share of Chinese investors.

Once ranked the best Indian city to live in, according to the 2011 Mercer Quality of Living report, the city slipped from a global rank of 141 to 149 in 2018 and continues at that spot this year too. The quality of living remained broadly unchanged from previous year in other key cities, including Buenos Aires (91), Santiago (93) and Rio de Janeiro (118).

A view of the Kuala Lumpur city skyline in Malaysia. Conversely, Bangui (230) scored the lowest for the continent and also ranked lowest for personal safety (230).

The cities of Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen are highlighted as notable cities in mainland China. The Top 10 best cities also include Munich, Auckland, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Copenhagen, Geneva, and Basel, according to the ranking provided by Mercer, the leading provider of data on quality of living for employees sent to work overseas. Singapore (25), Montevideo (78) and Port Louis (83) retain their status as the highest ranking cities in Asia, South America and Africa respectively. Western Europe dominates this ranking, however Brussels (47th place) falls considerably between 2005 and 2019 due to terrorist attacks, and Greece (102nd place) also takes a dive due to its slow recovery from the global financial crisis. For the tenth year in a row, Austrian capital Vienna topped the ranking, followed by Zurich (Switzerland), while joint third place went to Vancouver (Canada), Auckland (Australia) and Munich (Germany).

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"The security of the individual is informed by a wide range of factors and is constantly in flux, as the circumstances and conditions in cities and countries change year over year". The changes in the data set include changes in politics, economy, and environmental developments.

Mercer is the leading provider of data on quality of living for employees sent to work overseas. He also said that considering its relatively small geographic footprint and the scarcity in resources, Singapore has had to think differently to remain competitive against neighboring emerging markets.

The city's residents are still suffering from many hurdles including electricity shortages, crippled infrastructure and unemployment.

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