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World-wide quality of life survey


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14 Mar 2002
Mercer Human Resource Consulting released their annual "World-wide quality of life" survey today:

1. Zurich (2001: #1)
2. Vienna/Vancouver (2001: #3/#1)
25. Tokyo (2001: #19)
31. Yokohama (2001: #27)
35. Kobe (2001: #35)

Mercer窶冱 overall quality of life survey has revealed Zurich as the world窶冱 city with the best quality of life, with 106.5 points. Last year窶冱 top scoring city, Vancouver, slips to joint second place with Vienna, with a rating of 106 points.

Cities in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand continue to dominate the top of the table with Sydney and Geneva sharing joint fourth place with 105.5 points, and Auckland, Frankfurt, Copenhagen, and Helsinki being ranked sixth, scoring 105.


The analysis was based on an evaluation of 39 quality of life criteria for each city including political, social, economic, and environmental factors; personal safety and health; education; transport; and other public services. The survey was conducted to assist multinational companies in assessing international hardship allowances for their expatriate workers.

=> http://www.imercer.com/globalcontent/employeemobility/qualitynewsrelease.asp#Overall rankings
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