Friday, July 23, 2010

Where To Live

Vienna, Austria takes first place for the world's best quality of living, followed by Zurich and Geneva in Switzerland, Vancouver, Canada and Auckland, New Zealand, according to the Mercer 2010 Quality of Living Survey. The survey looks at 10 categories including "Health and sanitation (medical supplies and services, infectious diseases, sewage, waste disposal, air pollution, etc)". The absolute worst place to live is Baghdad, Iraq with Bangui, Central African Republic and Dhaka, Bangladesh not far behind.


  1. I'm not surprised really. Vienna is definitly the most organized, clean and people-friendly city I've ever been too. The total oposite of my Lisbon.
    As for the worst city to live...I don't know how fair it is to even take in consideration the cities of countries in War...I mean...of course they are meant to be the worst places to live. No one likes to live in a city at war.

  2. While reflecting these categories I wondered if I could live within a city without wide views. What is a vespertine trip into the city, heading for a visit of a theatre, without a casual rejoicing as „Great!“. Most cities that guarantee this enthusiasm offer a lot of water. The surface of great rivers or lakes is an impressive stage for any architecture.