A recent survey by Mercer (www.mercer.com) (A Human Resource Consulting firm) has rated Zurich Switzerland and Geneva Switzerland as first and second place in the world for cities with the top quality of living. Vancouver rolled in at third place behind the Switzerland cities with a ranking of 107.7. Toronto ranked 15th this year, up one spot from last year with a ranking of 105.4.
Ottawa, Montreal and Calgary placed 18th, 22nd and 25th, while the top city in the US was Honolulu Hawaii in 27th place. San Fransisco followed Honolulu at 28th position, and Houston had the lowest ranking in the US.
Out of cities in Asia, Singapore had the highest ranking in 34th place with a ranking of 102.5 with Tokyo following in 35th place.
Baghdad had the worst quality of living in the world for the third year in a row.
View the World-wide quality of living survey summary or download the top 50 rankings.