The 10 Best Cities to Live In on Planet Earth

Quality of life in Switzerland, Germany seems top-notch
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 21, 2018 9:21 AM CDT
Vienna, Austria.   (Getty Images/stellalevi)

(Newser) – Each year, HR consultancy Mercer releases its "Quality of Living" ranking for cities around the globe, and for 2018, Austria's capital takes top honors. USA Today notes most of this year's highest-ranking cities tend to be in Europe, with San Francisco as the first US city showing up on the list, tied for 30th place with the Australian capital of Canberra. The 230-plus cities were analyzed over a wide range of categories, including health, education, things to do, and the political atmosphere—the latter of which is interesting, considering three of the top 10 cities fall in "neutral" Switzerland. Meanwhile, coming in dead last: Baghdad.

  1. Vienna
  2. Zurich
  3. Auckland, New Zealand
  4. Munich
  5. Vancouver, Canada
  6. Duesseldorf, Germany
  7. Frankfurt, Germany
  8. Geneva
  9. Copenhagen
  10. Basel, Switzerland
See the full list here. (Here, the safest big cities worldwide.)

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