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Asia has con­sid­er­able variation in qual­ity of living, ac­cord­ing to Mercer’s Qual­ity of Living Re­port 2016. In 26th place, Sin­ga­pore re­mains its high­est ranked city, whereas Dhaka (214) is the low­est. Fol­low­ing Sin­ga­pore in South-East Asia is Kuala Lumpur (86). Other key cities in­clude Bangkok (129), Manila (136), and Jakarta (142). In the Pa­cific, New Zealand and Australian cities are some of the high­est-ranked cities glob­ally, with Auck­land in 3rd, Syd­ney in 10th, Welling­ton in 12th, and Mel­bourne in 16th place.


De­spite eco­nomic un­cer­tain­ties, West­ern Euro­pean cities are among those with high­est qual­ity of living world­wide. They fill seven places in the top-10 list. Vi­enna con­tin­ues to lead the rank­ing and has done so in the last seven pub­lished rank­ings. It is fol­lowed by Zurich (2), Mu­nich (4), Dus­sel­dorf (6), Frank­furt (7), Geneva (8), and Copen­hagen (9). The low­est rank­ing cities in Europe are Kiev (176), Ti­rana (179), and Minsk (190).


Qual­ity of Living re­mains high in North Amer­ica, where Cana­dian cities dom­i­nate the top of the list. Van­cou­ver (5) is the high­est rank­ing city, fol­lowed by Toronto (15) and Ot­tawa (17). In the United States, San Fran­cisco (28) ranks high­est for qual­ity of living, fol­lowed by Bos­ton (34), Honolulu (35), Chicago (43), and New York City (44).

Mid­dle East and Africa

Dubai (75) con­tin­ues to rank high­est for qual­ity of living across Africa and the Mid­dle East, fol­lowed by Abu Dhabi (81) and Port Louis (83) in Mau­ri­tius.


In 26th place, Sin­ga­pore re­mains Asia Pa­cific’s high­est ranked city.

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