The 24 European Cities With The Best Quality Of life

European Cities With The Best Quality Of life

The 24 European cities with the best quality of life

Europe is appreciated for its quality of life.

That’s what emerges from Mercer’s international ranking of 2018 on cities offering the best quality of life around the world, spotted by several media including Les Echos.

Indeed, eight of the top 10 places in the 2018 ranking are occupied by European cities, because they

“still offer one of the best qualities of life in the world and remain prime destinations for expatriates on mission”.

specified Mercer.

The German and Swiss cities, among others, are among the most popular in the world.

While France places three cities in the ranking: Paris, Lyon and Pointe-à-Pitre, in Guadeloupe.

To determine its ranking, Mercer examined 450 cities, taking into account 39 criteria: crime, waste management, accessibility to public transport, electricity supply, availability of telephone services or climate.

The Mercer ranking is an indicator expected by companies to offer adequate compensation to their employees who go on a mission abroad.

231 cities worldwide are in the Mercer rankings. but this time we decided to focus on Europe.

Here are the 24 European cities that offer the best quality of life according to the Mercer 2018 report.

24. London, United Kingdom – The British capital was acclaimed for the accessibility of public transport and the variety and quality of its theaters and restaurants. On the other hand, she lost points due to air pollution and traffic jams.

London, United Kingdom
London, United Kingdom

23. Lyon, France – The French city is down one place from last year, from 39th to 40th place.

Lyon-France
Lyon-France

22. Paris, France – One place less for the French capital, even if it “still ranks well, given its size,” according to Aude Besnaïnou, from Mercer France, who recalls that “the best ranked cities are in general, medium-sized cities “.

Paris France - Louvre
Paris, France

21. Lisbon, Portugal – This is the only Portuguese city to feature in Mercer’s ranking.

Lisbon, Portugal
Lisbon, Portugal

20. Dublin, Ireland – Ireland’s Financial Center, Dublin enjoys a stable political environment, low levels of pollution and a strong socio-cultural environment.

Dublin, Ireland
Dublin, Ireland

19. Helsinki, Finland – The Finnish city was ranked 2nd in terms of safety.

Helsinki, Finland
Helsinki, Finland

18. Stuttgart, Germany – Stuttgart is one of the many German cities renowned for its quality of life.

Stuttgart, Germany
Stuttgart, Germany

17. Brussels, Belgium – “Although it has excellent results for the majority of the criteria assessed, Brussels can still improve in a number of areas”, including traffic jams.

 Brussels, Belgium
Brussels, Belgium

16. Oslo, Norway – Compared with last year, the Norwegian city gained 6 places.

Oslo, Norway
Oslo, Norway

15. Nuremberg, Germany

– The second largest city in Bavaria offers historic sites, beautiful scenery and a pleasant nightlife.

 Nuremberg, Germany
Nuremberg, Germany

14. Stockholm, Sweden – Often named in this type of ranking, the Swedish capital is valued for its balance between work, privacy, security and environmental issues.

Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm, Sweden

13. Hamburg, Germany – This major port city favors education and is considered a place of innovation and a regional center for art, music and culture in general.

Hamburg, Germany
Hamburg, Germany

12. Luxembourg, Luxembourg – The capital, located on the borders of Belgium, France and Germany, is very rich and crime is very low.

Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Luxembourg, Luxembourg

11. Berne, Switzerland – Its agriculture is rich as well as its traditional industry, and the unemployment rate is low, which makes the city very attractive.

Berne, Switzerland
Berne, Switzerland

10. Berlin, Germany – The German capital offers a good balance between job opportunities, quality housing and a vibrant cultural life.

Berlin, Germany
Berlin, Germany

9. Amsterdam, Netherlands – A cosmopolitan city, the Dutch capital combines urban and modern life, with a relaxed attitude to leisure and entertainment.

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amsterdam, Netherlands

8. Basel, Switzerland – Beautiful landscapes and economic strength are the strong points of this Swiss city of around 165,000 inhabitants.

Basel, Switzerland
Basel, Switzerland

7. Copenhagen, Denmark

– The Danish city is appreciated for its balance between professional life and private life.

Copenhagen, Denmark
Copenhagen, Denmark

6. Geneva, Switzerland – Safety and natural landscapes nearby are part of the advantages of this Swiss city

Geneva, Switzerland
Geneva, Switzerland

5. Frankfurt, Germany – Frankfurt is home to many well-known international trade fairs, such as the book fair and the motor show.

Frankfurt, Germany
Frankfurt, Germany

4. Düsseldorf, Germany – Known for its fashion industry and art scene, the German city is a regular in the Mercer rankings.

Düsseldorf, Germany
Düsseldorf, Germany

3. Munich, Germany – The Bavarian metropolis is appreciated for “investing in high technology and promoting cultural institutions,” says Mercer.

Munich, Germany
Munich, Germany

2. Zürich, Switzerland – The Swiss city retains its second place this year. It is regularly ranked in the rankings assessing the quality of life.

Zürich, Switzerland
Zürich, Switzerland

1. Vienna, Austria – The Austrian capital, which once again dominates this ranking, is acclaimed for “the security it provides to its inhabitants”, “the efficiency of its public transport and the diversity of its cultural structures”.

Do you think this ranking is fair? Or maybe you think there are other cities that deserve to be included in this list just. Mention in the comment below

Find here quality of living city ranking, compiled by the Mercer firm.

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