Quality of living - Vienna is still the number one

Vienna again tops the quality of living survey in 2016. The results of the Mercer study show, for the eighth time in a row, that Vienna's approach to quality of living is internationally acknowledged.

Vienna International Center and the Danube River from above

In 2016, Mercer has again ranked Vienna first in its international quality of living survey as the city with the highest quality of living worldwide.

The study compares 230 cities worldwide based on 39 criteria such as political, social, economic, and environmental factors. Two more European cities are among the top five: Zurich ranks 2nd and Munich 4th. Auckland (ranking 3rd) and Vancouver (ranking 5th) complete the list of the top five cities to live worldwide. Apparently, the worst place to live is Baghdad, positioned last in the list.

Mayor Michael Häupl and Renate Brauner, Executive City Councillor for International Affairs: "Vienna is a city that is renowned the world over for security, high social standards, affordable housing, excellent infrastructure, and first-class cultural offerings for the Viennese and guests alike. Mercer and other rankings have confirmed these facts time and again. But they are also reflected in the satisfaction of the Viennese with the city's municipal services."

Western European Cities Top Quality of Living Ranking - Mercer

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