Vienna world's most livable city, Baghdad still least

Vienna world's most livable city, Baghdad still least”

Durban was ranked 89th of the 231 cities Mercer surveyed worldwide.

In the Middle East and Africa region, Dubai was closely followed by Abu Dhabi, which claimed 77th place - up two spots on previous year.

They look at 39 factors‚ including crime‚ political stability‚ media freedom‚ personal freedom‚ medical services‚ education‚ service delivery‚ public transport‚ cultural life, sports‚ food supply‚ housing and the natural environment.

Europe has eight of the world's top 10 most livable cities: Germany and Switzerland each have three cities in the top 10, while New Zealand, Canada, and Australia each have one.

Durban might not be the most popular city in SA‚ but it offers the best quality of living.

According to a press release, Vienna tops the ranking for the 9th year running and is followed by Zurich (2), Auckland and Munich in joint 3rd place.

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In 2018, Mercer provided a separate ranking for City Sanitation.

Mercer noted that the distance of the rankings between Singapore and other Asian countries reflects "the region's great disparity in quality of living".

The highest ranking city in the United States is San Francisco, in 30th place. Other cities in the GCC with a top 100 rank are Muscat at 70 and Kuwait coming in at 99. "Companies sending expatriates overseas need to get the full picture of conditions on the ground in order to compensate their employees appropriately for any decrease in living standards".

"Access to drinkable water, healthcare facilities, clean air and good sewage infrastructure are important factors that contribute to the quality of living of expatriates and their families".

As the United Kingdom remains mired in Brexit, London dropped one place to 41 because of its persistent issues with traffic congestion and air pollution.

Dubai ranked No. 74, topping the list of all cities in the Middle East, and Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., ranked No. 77 as the top city in Africa.

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