Vienna retained its ranking as the place offering the best quality of living in the world in an annual survey which was dominated by European cities.
The survey, by management consultancy Mercer, said Western European cities had fared well despite the global economic downturn, with Zurich coming in second place, followed by Geneva in third position.
Germany’s Dusseldorf was ranked 6th and Munich and Frankfurt were tied in 7th place. In total, there were 16 European cities among the top 25.
In Asia, Singapore remains the highest-ranking city at 28, followed by Japanese cities Tokyo (40), Kobe and Yokohama (both at 41), Osaka (51) and Nagoya (57).
Baghdad retained its position at the bottom of the list as the place offering the worst quality of life. Bengaluru remains the best placed among Indian cities in the global list at 140th rank this year, an improvement from its 142nd rank in last year’s list.