Western European cities dominate the top of our 2017 Quality of Living rankings, with Vienna remaining in the No. 1 spot for the 8th year in a row. City infrastructure plays an important role when multinationals decide where to establish locations and was ranked separately this year. Singapore tops the list for infrastructure.
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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.
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Rankings Press Release
Learn more about the trends and highlights in this year's ranking, plus comments from Mercer's mobility experts.
Top 10 and Bottom 10 Cities
Top 5 by Region