Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Mercer 2009 Quality of Living - Best Cities in the world



I'm back with with another survey list thing. My other posts have been some of my most popular, you can see the results here:
2007 results.
2008 results.

and the 2009 full article here


Top 50 cities


































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































Rank 2009



Rank 2008



City



Country



Index 2009




Index 2008



1



2



VIENNA




AUSTRIA



108.6



107.9




2



1



ZURICH



SWITZERLAND



108




108



3



2




GENEVA



SWITZERLAND



107.9



107.9



4



4



VANCOUVER



CANADA



107.4



107.6



4



5




AUCKLAND



NEW ZEALAND



107.4



107.3



6



6



DUSSELDORF



GERMANY




107.2



107.2



7




7



MUNICH



GERMANY



107



107




8



7



FRANKFURT




GERMANY



106.8



107



9




9



BERN



SWITZERLAND



106.5



106.5



10



10



SYDNEY




AUSTRALIA



106.3



106.3




11



11



COPENHAGEN



DENMARK



106.2




106.2



12



12




WELLINGTON



NEW ZEALAND



105.9



105.8



13



13



AMSTERDAM



NETHERLANDS



105.7



105.7



14



14




BRUSSELS



BELGIUM



105.4



105.4



15



15



TORONTO



CANADA




105.3



105.3



16




19



OTTAWA



CANADA



105



104.7




16



16



BERLIN




GERMANY



105



105



18




17



MELBOURNE



AUSTRALIA



104.8



104.8



19



17



LUXEMBOURG




LUXEMBOURG



104.6



104.8




20



20



STOCKHOLM



SWEDEN



104.5




104.5



21



21




PERTH



AUSTRALIA



104.3



104.3



22



22



MONTREAL



CANADA



104.2



104.2



23



23




NURNBERG



GERMANY



104.1



104.1



24



24



OSLO



NORWAY




103.7



103.7



25




25



DUBLIN



IRELAND



103.6



103.5




26



32



SINGAPORE




SINGAPORE



103.5



102.9



26




25



CALGARY



CANADA



103.5



103.5



28



27



HAMBURG




GERMANY



103.4



103.4




29



28



HONOLULU, HI



UNITED STATES



103.1




103.1



30



29




SAN FRANCISCO, CA



UNITED STATES



103



103



30



29



HELSINKI



FINLAND



103



103



30



29




ADELAIDE



AUSTRALIA



103



103



33



32



PARIS



FRANCE




102.9



102.9



34




34



BRISBANE



AUSTRALIA



102.4



102.4




35



35



TOKYO




JAPAN



102.2



102.2



35




37



BOSTON, MA



UNITED STATES



102.2



101.8



37



36



LYON




FRANCE



101.9



101.9




38



38



YOKOHAMA



JAPAN



101.6




101.6



38



38




LONDON



UNITED KINGDOM



101.6



101.6



40



40



KOBE



JAPAN



100.9



100.9



41



41




MILAN



ITALY



100.8



100.8



42



48



PORTLAND, OR



UNITED STATES




100.6



100.2



42




42



BARCELONA



SPAIN



100.6



100.6




44



44



WASHINGTON, DC




UNITED STATES



100.3



100.3



44




44



OSAKA



JAPAN



100.3



100.3



44



44



LISBON




PORTUGAL



100.3



100.3




44



44



CHICAGO, IL



UNITED STATES



100.3




100.3



48



43




MADRID



SPAIN



100.2



100.5



49



49



NEW YORK CITY, NY



UNITED STATES



100



100



50



50




SEATTLE, WA



UNITED STATES



99.8



99.8







The list doesn't seem to change much, does it?

3 comments:

norman said...

where is your shanghai?

I am so tired of the grey sky and terrible air in shanghai.I intend to go to new zealand for further study. Blue sky, limpid streams,fresh air...and great cheese without "San Lu" ^_^

Lady Mac said...

Hi - your table is wrong. E.g. the top 3 cities for 2009 are Tokyo, Osaka, Moscow. The correct table is available here
http://www.mercer.com/costoflivingpr#Top_50

S said...

The table I listed is for "Quality of living". The table you listed is for "Cost of living." They are 2 different tables, but both for 2009.