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Mercer released their 2015 Quality of Living Rankings, with Vancouver coming on top for North America and 5th place worldwide.  The rankings are based on Mercer's Quality of Living Survey of expatriates in 230 cities around the world. Toronto and Ottawa followed, at 15 and 16 respectively, and San Francisco (27) and Boston (34) were top amongst US cities on the list.

 

 

 

2015 City Rankings

 

RankCityCountry

 

1ViennaAustria

2ZurichSwitzerland

3AucklandNew Zealand

4MunichGermany

5VancouverCanada

6DusseldorfGermany

7FrankfurtGermany

8GenevaSwitzerland

9CopenhagenDenmark

10SydneyAustralia

11AmsterdamNetherlands

12WellingtonNew Zealand

13BernSwitzerland

14BerlinGermany

15TorontoCanada

16HamburgGermany

16MelbourneAustralia

16OttawaCanada

19LuxembourgLuxembourg

19StockholmSweden

21StuttgartGermany

22BrusselsBelgium

22PerthAustralia

24MontrealCanada

25NurnbergGermany

26SingaporeSingapore

27AdelaideAustralia

27ParisFrance

27San FranciscoUnited States

30CanberraAustralia

31HelsinkiFinland

31OsloNorway

33CalgaryCanada

34BostonUnited States

34DublinIreland

36HonoluluUnited States

37BrisbaneAustralia

38BarcelonaSpain

39LyonFrance

40LondonUnited Kingdom

41LisbonPortugal

41MilanItaly

43ChicagoUnited States

44New York CityUnited States

44SeattleUnited States

44TokyoJapan

47KobeJapan

48Los AngelesUnited States

48YokohamaJapan

50WashingtonUnited States

51MadridSpain

52BirminghamUnited Kingdom

52RomeItaly

54PittsburghUnited States

55GlasgowUnited Kingdom

55PhiladelphiaUnited States

57AberdeenUnited Kingdom

58OsakaJapan

59LeipzigGermany

60MinneapolisUnited States

61NagoyaJapan

62DallasUnited States

63BelfastUnited Kingdom

64HoustonUnited States

65MiamiUnited States

66AtlantaUnited States

67St. LouisUnited States

68PragueCzech Republic

69Pointe-a-PitreGuadeloupe

70DetroitUnited States

70Hong KongHong Kong

72San JuanPuerto Rico

72SeoulSouth Korea

74DubaiUnited Arab Emirates

75BudapestHungary

75LjubljanaSlovenia

77Abu DhabiUnited Arab Emirates

78MontevideoUruguay

79VilniusLithuania

79WarsawPoland

81BratislavaSlovakia

82Port LouisMauritius

83TaipeiTaiwan

84Kuala LumpurMalaysia

85AthensGreece

85DurbanSouth Africa

87LimassolCyprus

88TallinnEstonia

89RigaLatvia

90BusanSouth Korea

91Buenos AiresArgentina

91Cape TownSouth Africa

93SantiagoChile

94JohannesburgSouth Africa

95Panama CityPanama

96VictoriaSeychelles

97ZagrebCroatia

98CheonanSouth Korea

99TaichungTaiwan

100WroclawPoland

101ShanghaiChina

102Bandar Seri BegawanBrunei

103Johor BahruMalaysia

104MuscatOman

105Tel AvivIsrael

106San JoseCosta Rica

107BrasiliaBrazil

108DohaQatar

109MonterreyMexico

110BucharestRomania

111NoumeaNew Caledonia

112NassauBahamas

113TunisTunisia

114AsuncionParaguay

115SofiaBulgaria

116RabatMorocco

117BangkokThailand

118BeijingChina

119Rio de JaneiroBrazil

120Sao PauloBrazil

121GuangzhouChina

122AmmanJordan

122IstanbulTurkey

124LimaPeru

125Kuwait CityKuwait

126Mexico CityMexico

127ManausBrazil

128CasablancaMorocco

129QuitoEcuador

130ManamaBahrain

131BogotaColombia

132ColomboSri Lanka

133ChengduChina

133WindhoekNamibia

135Santo DomingoDominican Republic

136ManilaPhilippines

137NanjingChina

138HyderabadIndia

139ShenzhenChina

140JakartaIndonesia

141BelgradeSerbia

142Xi'anChina

142ChongqingChina

144GaboroneBotswana

145PuneIndia

146BangaloreIndia

147Port of SpainTrinidad and Tobago

147QingdaoChina

149LusakaZambia

150Guatemala CityGuatemala

151ChennaiIndia

152MumbaiIndia

153Ho Chi Minh CityVietnam

154HanoiVietnam

154New DelhiIndia

156KingstonJamaica

156La PazBolivia

156ShenyangChina

159SkopjeMacedonia

160KolkataIndia

161SarajevoBosnia-Herzegovina

162DakarSenegal

163RiyadhSaudi Arabia

164LibrevilleGabon

165AccraGhana

166JeddahSaudi Arabia

167MoscowRussia

168JilinChina

169KampalaUganda

170CairoEgypt

171VientianeLaos

172San SalvadorEl Salvador

173ManaguaNicaragua

174Saint PetersburgRussia

175AlmatyKazakhstan

176KievUkraine

177BlantyreMalawi

178MaputoMozambique

179CaracasVenezuela

180TiranaAlbania

181BeirutLebanon

182CotonouBenin

183YerevanArmenia

184BanjulGambia

184TegucigalpaHonduras

186NairobiKenya

187AlgiersAlgeria

188DjiboutiDjibouti

189KigaliRwanda

189MinskBelarus

191IslamabadPakistan

192YaoundeCameroon

193HavanaCuba

194TbilisiGeorgia

195Phnom PenhCambodia

196DoualaCameroon

197BakuAzerbaijan

198Dar es SalaamTanzania

199LahorePakistan

200LuandaAngola

201YangonMyanmar

202KarachiPakistan

203TehranIran

204LomeTogo

205Addis AbabaEthiopia

206HarareZimbabwe

206TashkentUzbekistan

208BishkekKyrgyzstan

209AbidjanCôte d'Ivoire

210AshkhabadTurkmenistan

211DhakaBangladesh

211LagosNigeria

213AbujaNigeria

214DushanbeTajikistan

215OuagadougouBurkina Faso

216TripoliLibya

217AntananarivoMadagascar

217NiameyNiger

219BamakoMali

220DamascusSyria

221NouakchottMauritania

222ConakryGuinea

223KinshasaCongo, Democratic Republic of

224BrazzavilleCongo, Republic of

225Sana'aYemen

226N'DjamenaChad

227KhartoumSudan

228Port au PrinceHaiti

229BanguiCentral African Republic

230BaghdadIraq