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Best Global Cities from 2014 Quality of Living Ranking

As a Canadian call centre, we’re always interested to see how the world perceives our country and cities and the opportunities they both represent. We often look at how we compare on the world’s stage and we’ve explored this topic in posts like the  best country to livesmartest countries, the happiest countries, the  most peaceful countries, the friendliest countries, the most charitable countries, the best countries for quality of life, the best countries for business, the top countries for life expectancy, the best countries for working women, the best country for child well-being, the best countries from social progress, the best countries for higher education, the most popular countries, the least corrupt countries, the countries with the best reputation, the best countries for ease of doing business, the best countries for starting a business, the best country for business, the best country for customer satisfaction, the most gay positive country, the best countries with the most competitive economies, the best countries for entrepreneurship, the most sustainable countries, the best countries to grow old, the best country brand, the most youthful cities, the best cities to live for opportunity, the best countries for business, the most sustainable countries, the most charitable countries and the most prosperous countries. Today we’ll be featuring the 5 best global cities from Mercer’s Quality of Living Ranking.

Mercer’s report provides “valuable information and hardship premium recommendations for over 460 cities throughout the world, the ranking covers 223 of these cities.” In order to rank the cities they used 39 criteria, which were grouped into the following 10 categories: political and social environment, economic environment, socio-cultural environment, medical and health considerations, schools and education, public services and transportation, recreation, housing, and natural environment.

best-cities-quality-of-living-city-rankingsThe reason Mercer publishes this survey is to aid companies in compensating employees fairly for relocation depending on destination as less desirable locations generally include greater incentives. According to Mercer Senior Researcher, Slagin Parakatil, “Political instability, high crime levels, and elevated air pollution are a few factors that can be detrimental to the daily lives of expatriate employees their families and local residents. To ensure that compensation packages reflect the local environment appropriately, employers need a clear picture of the quality of living in the cities where they operate.

According to the data compiled for the Mercer Quality of Living Ranking, the top 5 global cities are:

  1. Vienna, Austria
  2. Zurich, Switzerland
  3. Auckland, New Zealand
  4. Munich, Germany
  5. Vancouver, Canada

According to the report “on the whole, North American cities offer a high quality of living and are attractive working destinations for companies and their expatriates. A wide range of consumer goods are available, and infrastructures, including recreational provisions, are excellent.”

This survey is an important resource for individuals and corporations considering future relocation or expansion opportunities.


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