Zurich tops Mercer quality of living survey for seventh time

Zurich is still the best place to live, according to an international survey of the world’s biggest cities. Read the article.

1. Zurich
2. Vienna
2. Geneva
4. Vancouver
5. Auckland
6. Dusseldorf
7. Munich
7. Frankfurt
9. Bern
10. Sydney

Uhm, where’s Brooklyn? They must have made a mistake…

9 Comments leave a comment below

  1. cool. i live in munich #7 and i´m pretty satisfied – though i would prefer living in LA. :)

  2. I think the underlaying theme is that we should all learn German. Swiss German will do.

  3. I’ve lived in the Top Two! Feels good and accurate.

  4. i’m a lifelong vancouverite, and it’s perplexing to me that the city places so high so often. i love my hometown, but rent/housing is so expensive and there are plenty of social problems. plus, brooklyn is way more fun.

  5. Auckland? I live two hours from there and most New Zealanders would live ANYWHERE but there if they could avoid it!!

  6. I love Vancouver. Being 20 minutes away from the North Shore mountains and some great ski/snowboard terrain is amazing. If you don’t like rain though, you’re screwed! Luckily people in Vancouver seem to be cross-bred with ducks so they get along fine.

  7. Spent two weeks recently in Z for a project and loved it except for the INSANE cost of living there. You can’t buy a meal there for less than the equivalent of $30.

  8. Hey Tina, just thought I’d let you know, that I’ve written my own list of cities based on your entry. Hope you’ll enjoy it!

  9. I didn’t know that Bern was considered as one of the world’s biggest cities… ;)