Vienna has been named as the city with the world’s highest quality of life for the 9th time running. The reason? The “overall package” that is Vienna simply works.
It is a recognition and an achievement for everyone living and working in our city: in 2018 the Mercer Institute issued their report and ranked Vienna as the most liveable city in the world for the ninth time in a row. The report compared 231 cities, some from every continent, with Vienna leading the rankings ahead of Zurich, and Auckland and Munich following in equal third place.
What makes this ranking so interesting is that the assessment is based on 98% independent data relating to the political, social and economic climates as well as information on medical care, educational opportunities and infrastructure requirements such as the public transport network, energy and water supplies.
In short, it is based on criteria that are of interest to all residents of Vienna in their daily private and professional lives, criteria that determine a city’s “feel-good factor” for all its inhabitants.
Leisure options such as restaurants, theatres, cinemas, sports facilities are compared as part of the study. So too is the availability of consumer goods from food through to cars as well as environmental conditions ranging from public parks to air pollution.
"Why are you always talking about the Mercer study (German)": This blog entry examines the results of the Mercer Study from new angles - because a person is allowed to be a little bit proud of living in the city with the world’s best quality of life.
20. März 2018