Hyderabad is the best Indian city to live in. Here's why

Beyond the Charminar: City of Nizams, Hyderabad, reigns supreme in Mercer's 2023 Quality of Living Ranking. Here are the other

Published on Dec 14, 2023 02:35 PM IST 7 Photos

For the sixth time in a row, Hyderabad is the best Indian city to live in, as per Mercer’s Quality of Living (City Ranking) Survey 2023. The city is ranked 153 in the global list and has topped parameters such as cost of living, political stability, healthcare, education, infrastructure and socio-economic environment. (Photo by NOAH SEELAM / AFP)

The other best cities in India include Pune at 154th position followed by Bengaluru at 156th spot, Chennai at 161, Mumbai at 164, Kolkata at 170 and New Delhi at 172. (Bloomberg)

Globally, Vienna (Austria) has bagged the top spot followed by Zurich (Switzerland) and Vancouver (Canada). (File Photo)


Mercer’s Quality of Living Survey 2023 evaluates the quality of life for expatriates. The index is based on factors such as climate, schools and education, disease and sanitation standards, violence and crime, physical remoteness and ease of communications and socio-political environment. (HT file photo)

Mercer’s data shows that countries with a high quality of living provide their citizens and expatriates with access to excellent healthcare, education, infrastructure, and social services as well as affordable housing. The current global landscape is affected by geopolitical turmoil, natural disasters, and other economic challenges, all of which have significant implications for cities and their ability to attract and retain talent. “Many employees are reconsidering their priorities and assessing the quality of life provided to them and their families in the places they live and work. For many employers and their employees, having clarity on these factors informs decision-making for both when considering international assignments,” explains Yvonne Traber, Partner and Global Mobility Leader, Mercer. (PIXABAY)