Vienna Forever the Most Livable of All Cities?

More+Work & Careers ♦ Published: March 20, 2018; 15:17 ♦ (Vindobona)

For the ninth time in a row, Vienna has been ranked number 1 worldwide in the Mercer Quality of Living ranking. Vienna owes this to the generous and liberal spending policy of the city government of recent decades. In view of the expected budget cuts, it remains to be seen whether Vienna will be able to maintain this leading position in the future.

For the ninth consecutive year, Vienna tops the Mercer Quality of Living ranking / Picture: © Wien Tourismus

Each year, international HR firm Mercer carries out a study in order to assess the quality of life in expat cities around the world.

The study compares 231 cities worldwide based on 40 criteria such as social and economic conditions, health, education, housing and environment, and is used by companies to decide where to locate and how much to pay staff, i.e. to determine…