Friday, May 8, 2009

Weekend OT: Ready to Move to Vienna?

Vienna tops the list of Mercer's 2009 Quality of Living Survey. (And not so surprisingly, Bagdhad scored the lowest.) The survey also measured the quality of infrastructure (electricity supply, water availability, telephone and mail services, public transport provision, traffic congestion and the range of international flights from local airports), as infrastructure significantly affects the quality of living.

Top 5 cities for overall quality of living:

Vienna, Austria (1st)
Zurich, Switzerland (2nd)
Geneva, Switzerland (3rd )
Vancouver, Canada (tied 4th)
Auckland, New Zealand (tied 4th)

Top 5 cities for infrastructure:

Singapore, Singapore (1st)
Munich, Germany (2nd)
Copenhagen, Denmark (3rd)
Tsukuba, Japan (4th)
Yokohama, Japan (5th)

I would gladly settle for Munich, which is also 7th in overall quality of living. Trains and buses run frequently and on time, city center small enough that you don't feel lost, great beer, bradwurst, and street music. Vienna is a bit too big for me, but good to visit occasionally.

I love these songs about Vienna, though. So for your weekend entertainment...



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