World top 10 cities to live in 2017 (photos)

Mercer released its annual report on the Quality of Living Index. The ranking is one of the most detailed and it conducted to aid multinational companies and employers in order to provide employees some fair benefits when placing them in cities around the globe.
Looking at 450 cities across the world, Mercer takes into account the following metrics to judge which cities made the list for the best quality of life:
Political and social environment (political stability, crime, law enforcement)
Economic environment (currency-exchange regulations, banking services)
Socio-cultural environment (media availability and censorship, limitations on personal freedom)
Medical and health considerations (medical supplies and services, infectious diseases, sewage, waste disposal, air pollution)
Schools and education (standards and availability of international schools)
Public services and transportation (electricity, water, public transportation, traffic congestion)
Recreation (restaurants, theatres, cinemas, sports and leisure)
Consumer goods (availability of food/daily consumption items, cars)
Housing (rental housing, household appliances, furniture, maintenance services)
Natural environment (climate, record of natural disasters)

Here are the top 10 cities:

1. Vienna, Austria


2. Zurich, Switzerland

3. Auckland, New Zealand

4. Munich, Germany

5. Vancouver, Canada

6. Dusseldorf, Germany

7. Frankfurt, Germany


8. Geneva, Switzerland

9. Copenhagen, Denmark

T=10. Basel, Switzerland

T=10. Sydney, Australia

source: businessinsider.com

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