City scores in survey
Auckland has maintained its position as the world’s third most liveable city in the 2012 Mercer Quality of Living survey, and is the highest-ranked city in the Asia-Pacific region.
Mercer ranks Auckland third behind Vienna and Zurich.
The highest ranking Asia-Pacific cities after Auckland are Sydney at 10, Wellington at 13, Melbourne at 17 and Perth at 21.
But while Auckland sits third overall, it only manages 43rd position for infrastructure.
‘‘I’m pleased to see that Auckland has maintained its place in the Mercer survey,’’ mayor Len Brown says.
‘‘We know there is still a lot of work to be done. Our transport infrastructure puts us behind other cities on the international indices, and handicaps our people and our economy.’’