Vienna as best City!


Vienna, the Austrian capital renowned for its music and architecture, has the best quality of life of any city in the world, according to results of a survey released Wednesday.

The Viennese ranked number one among 221 cities surveyed by Mercer, a London-based investment services company owned by Marsh and McLennan Cos. (MMC, Fortune 500) Vienna was followed closely by two Swiss cities: Zurich and Geneva.

The survey considered such matters as political stability, crime, economy, personal freedom, health services, sewage, air pollution, schools, public utilities, transportation, housing and climate. It also took into account the cities' restaurants, theaters, sports, availability of consumer goods and record of natural disasters.

Vienna lauded the survey results on its official Website, saying "A fact that makes millions of visitors to Vienna so enthusiastic has again been confirmed by a well-known international city survey: Vienna's the best in every way!!!"

The U.S. failed to make the list of the top 10 most livable cities, which included the Canadian city of Vancouver, Auckland in New Zealand, the German cities of Dusseldorf, Munich and Frankfurt, the Swiss city of Bern, and also Sydney, the largest city in Australia.

Honolulu was the top U.S. city, at number 31, followed by San Francisco at 33 and Boston at 37.

At the bottom of the scale was Baghdad, where gun battles, terrorist attacks and kidnappings have become routine since U.S. and coalition troops invaded in 2003. The survey said that a "lack of security and stability" has created unlivable conditions in the Iraqi capital.

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Lifted from http://money.cnn.com/2010/05/26/news/international/greatest_cities_to_live/index.htm?cnn=yes&hpt=Sbin



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29 comments

  1. oh rainbow! and you really do have a very lovely city!

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  2. What a glorious rainbow. We visited Vienna one winter, I'm not sure we ever saw the sun.

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  3. Absolutely beautiful shot! Rainbows are so hard to capture, but you really did a great job!

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  4. Well, that settles it. We all should immediately board jets bound for Vienna! Save me a seat!

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  5. Never been to Vienna, but I can believe it from what I have seen on the web. All in all an amazing city. This is a great picture. Have a great day

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  6. Obviously never been to Forfar.......

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  7. I just love rainbows, I was hoping to see one today with the sun and rain at the same time, but there wasn't one. Nice capture, and thanks for sharing:)

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  8. lovely rainbow,never seen one in ages huh!i love it...

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  9. Definitely, I will vote for Vienna. Lots of arts and architecture and a beautiful city. And this rainbow is just making my heart sing of praise!

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  10. congratulations to vienna. from your images we can see how really gorgeous it is.

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  11. What an amazing photography that is. Much respect upon it. Spending three days in Vienna allowed me to get just a glimpse of the joy you might feel living there. Please have a nice Friday.

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  12. Hi Giselle! Lovely photo. Rainbows always make a sky beautiful.

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  13. The rainbow, the red rooftops and the white buildings all blend marvelously!

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  14. Beautiful capture! Congrats to Vienna for being no 1 on the list.

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  15. Capturing a rainbow is sure an amazing experience! Beautiful shot!

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  16. Beautiful rainbow over Vienna!

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  17. Beautiful rainbow!! Your city must be special... its the treasure at the end of the rainbow :)

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  18. such a perfect rainbow photo..the colors are so clear!

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  19. this is a very nice rainbow !!

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  20. Hi! Yes! I know Vienna is the best city to live in. I read the article on " Time " website.
    I agree with that.
    your city has nature, culture, convenient and everything!
    I'm jealous of you guys!
    and I'll visit your city someday:)

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  21. Beautiful rainbow!

    «Louis» is surprised that San Francisco ranks as high as it does. The climate is excellent, but the deteriorating political conditions due to policies both of the city of San Francisco and the state of California are rapidly turning San Francisco into a third world city occupied only by the very rich and the very, very poor. The contrast with the San Francisco «Louis» found when he arrived in California 30 years ago is shocking.

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  22. That rainbow is very inspiring. How do you manage to get your photographs perfect? :)

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