The results of Mercer's annual Quality of Living survey have been released today, with Vienna ranking highest for quality of life for expats for the 8th year in a row.
Despite political and economic challenges, Europe remains a highly attractive destination for expatriates and the remainder of the top 10 is mostly filled by European cities with Zurich in 2nd place, Munich 4th, Dusseldorf 6th, and Frankfurt in 7th, followed by Geneva, Copenhagen and Basel in 10th.
The only non-European cities in the top 10 are Auckland (3) and Vancouver (5). The highest ranking cities in Asia and Latin America are Singapore in 25th and Montevideo in 79th.
London is the UK's highest ranked city, ranking 6th for infrastructure but in 40th for quality of living.
"Western European cities also hold most of the top ten places in the city infrastructure ranking with Frankfurt and Munich jointly ranking 2nd worldwide, followed by Copenhagen (4) and Dusseldorf (5). London is in 6th place, and Hamburg and Zurich both rank 9th. Ranking lowest across Europe are Sarajevo (171) and Tirana (188)."