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'39 better places to live' than London for quality of life, says survey

There are 39 better places to live than London for quality of life, according to a global consultancy company.

Vienna, Zurich and Auckland comfortably beat the capital when measured on factors such as healthcare, public services and the economic environment.

London's congested streets meant a low score for air quality helping place the capital in 40th position.

Here are the top 60 cities for quality of living (source Mercer)

  • 1 Vienna, Austria
  • 2 Zurich Switzerland
  • 3 Auckland New Zealand
  • 4 Munich Germany
  • 5 Vancouver Canada
  • 6 Dusseldorf Germany
  • 7 Frankfurt Germany
  • 8 Geneva Switzerland
  • 9 Copenhagen Denmark
  • 10 Basel Switzerland
  • =10 Sydney Australia
  • 12 Amsterdam Netherlands
  • 13 Berlin Germany
  • 14 Bern Switzerland
  • 15 Wellington New Zealand
  • 16 Melbourne Australia
  • =16 Toronto Canada
  • 18 Ottawa Canada
  • 19 Hamburg Germany
  • 20 Stockholm Sweden
  • 21 Luxembourg Luxembourg
  • 22 Perth Australia
  • 23 Montreal Canada
  • 24 Nurnberg Germany
  • 25 Singapore Singapore
  • 26 Stuttgart Germany
  • 27 Brussels Belgium
  • 28 Adelaide Australia
  • 29 Canberra Australia
  • 29 San Francisco, CA United States
  • 31 Helsinki Finland
  • =31 Oslo Norway
  • 33 Calgary Canada
  • 34 Dublin Ireland
  • 35 Boston, MA United States
  • 36 Honolulu, HI United States
  • 37 Brisbane Australia
  • 38 Paris France
  • 39 Lyon France
  • 40 London United Kingdom
  • 41 Milan Italy
  • 42 Barcelona Spain
  • 43 Lisbon Portugal
  • 44 New York City, NY United States
  • 45 Edinburgh United Kingdom
  • 45 Seattle, WA United States
  • 47 Chicago, IL United States
  • 47 Tokyo Japan
  • 49 Washington, DC United States
  • 50 Kobe Japan
  • 51 Madrid Spain
  • 51 Yokohama Japan
  • 53 Birmingham United Kingdom
  • 53 Glasgow United Kingdom
  • 55 Pittsburgh, PA United States
  • 56 Philadelphia, PA United States
  • 57 Rome Italy
  • 58 Aberdeen United Kingdom
  • =58 Los Angeles, CA United States
  • 60 Osaka Japan