Most Livable Cities in the World

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    Mark

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    Here's a list of the most livable cities in the world, according to the Mercer Human Resource Consulting group's survey, based on multiple criteria.

    Rank -- (Last Year's Rank) -- City, Country -- (Points)
    01. (01.) Geneva, Switzerland (106.5)
    01. (01.) Zurich, Switzerland (106.5)
    03. (03.) Vancouver, Canada (106)
    03. (03.) Vienna, Austria (106)
    05. (05.) Frankfurt, Germany (105.5)
    05. (10.) Munich, Germany (105.5)
    05. (12.) Dusseldorf, Germany (105.5)
    08. (05.) Auckland, New Zealand (105)
    08. (05.) Bern, Switzerland (105)
    08. (05.) Copenhagen, Denmark (105)
    08. (05.) Sydney, Australia (105)
    12. (10.) Amsterdam, Netherlands (104.5)
    13. (12.) Brussels, Belgium (104)
    14. (12.) Melbourne, Australia (103.5)
    14. (15.) Berlin, Germany (103.5)
    14. (15.) Luxembourg, Luxembourg (103.5)
    14. (15.) Stockholm, Sweden (103.5)
    14. (15.) Toronto, Canada (103.5)
    14. (15.) Wellington, New Zealand (103.5)
    20. (20.) Ottawa, Canada (103)
    20. (20.) Perth, Australia (103)
    22. (20.) Nurnberg, Germany (102.5)
    22. (23.) Dublin, Ireland (102.5)
    22. (24.) Montreal, Canada (102.5)
    25. (24.) Adelaide, Australia (102)
    25. (24.) Calgary, Canada (102)
    25. (24.) Hamburg, Germany (102)
    25. (24.) Helsinki, Finland (102)
    25. (24.) Honolulu, United States (102)
    25. (24.) San Francisco, United States (102)
    31. (24.) Brisbane, Australia (101.5)
    31. (32.) Oslo, Norway (101.5)
    31. (32.) Paris, France (101.5)
    34. (34.) Singapore, Singapore (101)
    34. (34.) Tokyo, Japan (101)
    36. (36.) Lyon, France (100.5)
    36. (36.) Yokohama, Japan (100.5)
    36. (42.) Boston, United States (100.5)
    39. (36.) London, England (100)
    39. (39.) New York, United States (100)
    39. (39.) Kobe, Japan (100)
    42. (39.) Madrid, Spain (99)
    42. (42.) Portland, United States (99)
    42. (45.) Barcelona, Spain (99)
    42. (52.) Washington, DC (99)
    46. (44.) Winston Salem, United States (98.5)
    46. (45.) Lexington, United States (98.5)
    46. (45.) Osaka, Japan (98.5)
    46. (45.) Pittsburgh, United States (98.5)
    46. (45.) Seattle, United States (98.5)
    51. (50.) Chicago, United States (98)
    51. (50.) Milan, Italy (98)
    53. (52.) Lisbon, Portugal (97.5)
    53. (52.) Nagoya, Japan (97.5)
    53. (52.) Tsukuba, Japan (97.5)

    Needless to say, Bahgdad was last place, #215.

     
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    The U.S. didn't get into the top 25 on that list. Kinda tells you something... :rolleyes:
     
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    :lol:
    That's strange...
     
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    I don't buy into any of those based on the simple fact that Houston's ranked. I lived in Houston for about 7 years (unless I need to work on my math), and it didn't exactly have living conditions that would be considered "average", let alone good.

    EDIT: Not sure how I can trust them when they spell "Seattle" wrong, too.
     
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    :lol: Winnipeg-#214
     
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    That was my mistake. I typed out a PDF file.

    All 215 cities that were tested made it onto the list, so the fact that Houston is ranked is merely the result of them getting tested.
     
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    :lol:
    >_<

    Where'd you get this from, Mark?
     
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    Interesting.
     
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    SCORE! Montreal went from 24 to 22. :lol:

    Seriously, it's an interesting analysis.
     
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    That was my mistake. I typed out a PDF file.

    All 215 cities that were tested made it onto the list, so the fact that Houston is ranked is merely the result of them getting tested. [/b][/quote]
    Oh, my mistake.

    Having 215 being tested and all making it makes much more sense.
     
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    New YorK? Chicago? What are they smoking?
     
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    Why is Toronto higher up than Ottawa. Toronto has more gangs/crime and poverty than Ottawa. Sure, the people here are really fucking stupid and have no common sense, but it's better than homelessness and gangs.
     
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    Singapore - #34


    was kind of expecting this, since life here is pretty mad.
     
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    Amsterdam number 12 B)



    Looks like the legal weed is better than Bush :lol: That was pretty lame, but who cares :p
     
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    Haha.
    I used to live in Auckland, I was born there, and lived there for 6 years. That city is full of rapists, drug dealers and the like, they just hide in the shadows :lol:

    And Wellington? Windiest place in NZ, plus the roads are tiny, windy and steep. Veyr dangerous bus drivers there too.

    Though I agree that both of these cities are better than New York.
     
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    I've never even heard of that place!
     
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    I think it must be Austria instead of Australia
     
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    Istanbul stinks
     
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    My bad. :lol: Oslo's in Norway. I looked too high in the column from the PDF file. Fixed.
     
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    well ........nice chart. I live in NYC and totally agree with the spot it is on the chart
     
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