Vienna best city in quality survey

Mercer said Singapore is continuously improving the standard of living of its residents with greater connectivity and sustainability of resources

Survey: KL, JB among top cities in Asia for living quality

This also means that KL is placed second spot in Southeast Asia behind Singapore, according to the Mercer Quality of Living City Ranking 2019 survey.

For the 10th year in a row, Vienna, Austria topped the list, followed by Zurich, Switzerland.

Mercer said all United States cities covered in the analysis fell in the rankings this year, with the exception of NY, which rose one place to 44 as crime rates there continue to fall. San Fransisco was the top-ranked U.S. city at 34th.

Since the US -led invasion of Iraq in 2003, endless waves of violence and widespread corruption have plagued the city of Baghdad.

"Companies looking to expand overseas have a host of considerations when identifying where best to locate staff and new offices", a statement accompanying Mercer's 21st annual Quality of Living survey for 2019 read. Despite still featuring at the bottom of the quality of living list, Baghdad has witnessed significant improvements related to both safety and health services. Tokyo, Kobe, Yokohama, Osaka, and Nagoya followed Singapore lead on Mercer's quality of living survey.

Venezuelan capital Caracas came in 202nd place, with researchers flagging that its living standards had dropped due to its current economic and political instability. Phnom Penh ranks lowest for personal safety, while safety continues to be an issue in the central Asian cities of Almaty, Tashkent, Ashgabat, Dushanbe and Bishkek. Seoul jumped two places from 2017 after their political stability returned when their president was arrested previous year.

Riyadh made some gains to be 164th, and the opening up of the city's entertainment scene as part of Saudi Vision 2030, did play a part. Luxembourg is on the top of it, Syrian Damascus is the most unsafe. At the same time, the capital of our country has remained in last place among European cities in the Quality of Living Rankings for years. Thirteen out of the world's 20 best places to live are in Europe.

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