For the ninth consecutive year, Vienna tops our Quality of Living ranking, and other Western European cities continue to dominate the top of the list. An important role in a city's attractiveness for talent and business is sanitation, Honolulu ranked 1st in the Sanitation ranking.
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Mercer and Quality of Living Data
Mercer is the leading provider of data on quality of living for employees sent to work abroad. Ongoing research on the practicalities of daily life for these expatriate employees and their families forms the basis of our annual ranking of the quality of living in many prevalent assignment locations.
Quality of Living Data
Mercer offers objective recommendations for compensation premiums for employees assigned to work in locations where the quality of living or infrastructure differs from their home locations.
Ranking Press Release
Learn more about the trends and highlights in this year's ranking, plus comments from Mercer's mobility experts.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Mercer's Quality of Living ranking. See our infographic showing how cities in each region have improved over the years.
Top 10 and Bottom 10 Cities
Top 5 by Region