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Top Ten Best Cities to Live in the World
« on: March 10, 2004, 04:58:10 PM »
Top 10 Cities With Best Quality of Life


The best place to live in the world is Zurich, Switzerland, according to a quality-of-life survey conducted by Mercer Human Resource Consulting.

Zurich was crowned No. 1 for the second year running based on 39 criteria that included a variety of political, social, and economic factors such as the quality of health, education, and transportation services. Of the world's top 30 cities, 17 are in Europe.

All 215 cities worldwide were judged against New York City as the baseline, which came in at No. 44. The only U.S. city to make the top 20 was San Francisco at No. 18. Other high-scoring U.S. cities were Honolulu, Seattle, Portland, and Boston.


Top 10 Cities With the Best Quality of Life

Zurich, Switzerland
Vancouver, Canada
Vienna, Austria
Geneva, Switzerland
Sydney, Australia
Auckland, New Zealand
Copenhagen, Denmark
Frankfurt, Germany
Bern, Switzerland
Munich, Germany


Cities With the Worst Quality of Life (in descending order):

Pointe Noire, Congo
Baghdad, Iraq
Bangui, Central African Republic
Brazzaville, Congo


Top 10 Safest Cities (based on crime levels, law enforcement, and internal stability)

Luxembourg
Bern, Switzerland
Geneva, Switzerland
Helsinki, Finland
Singapore
Zurich, Switzerland
Nagoya, Japan
Omuta, Japan
Osaka, Japan
Tokyo, Japan

Canadian cities are the safest in North America, due largely to strict law enforcement and low crime rates.

The safest U.S. cities are Honolulu, Hawaii; Houston, Texas; and San Francisco, California.


The Least Safe Cities:

Bangui in the Central African Republic scored the lowest for personal safety of all cities worldwide.
 
Other low-scoring cities are Abidjan in the Ivory Coast, Pointe Noire and Brazzaville in Congo, and Luanda in Angola. All have experienced prolonged periods of civil unrest, as well as high crime rates and poor law enforcement.

Milan, Athens, and Rome are the least safe cities in Western Europe due largely to high crime levels.

Washington, D.C. ranks lowest for personal safety in the United States.
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Re:Top Ten Best Cities to Live in the World
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2004, 05:06:36 PM »
Are you sure this should be front page news. :P
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Re:Top Ten Best Cities to Live in the World
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2004, 05:16:27 PM »
Dunno man, nobody's around at all... not sure if they're gonna dig around in the news index or general forum.

Actually, it would be nice if it could just show up in the top news box on the right.
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Re:Top Ten Best Cities to Live in the World
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2004, 05:43:57 PM »
Believe it or not. Yabb is so easily modifiable, we could probably make a "block" to the right that shows whatever post we want to be there. Maybe like a last post box or something. If you want to learn how to do these things just go chat at www.lunabyte.com they've been helping me along. :)

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Re:Top Ten Best Cities to Live in the World
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2004, 02:03:08 AM »
Actually, I think I'm competent enough to do that now. Let's see.
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Re:Top Ten Best Cities to Live in the World
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2004, 11:41:17 PM »
Shouldnt Singapore be the safest city to live in?

I always thought Montreal, Canada, has the highest quality of life.

Still then, I'm bored with my life here in Singapore  :-[
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Re:Top Ten Best Cities to Live in the World
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2004, 11:47:38 PM »
Signapore is a city? I thought it was a country? ???
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Re:Top Ten Best Cities to Live in the World
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2004, 01:49:35 AM »
haha.. Mitch beats the myth that the typical american is ignorant geographically (with reference to the president bush himself) LOL!

Singapore is an island nation and the city itself. We are that small  :(
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Re:Top Ten Best Cities to Live in the World
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2004, 08:24:54 AM »
I wonder if Ashland, Kentucky is on the quality of life survey.  If it is we are near the bottom  :)

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Re:Top Ten Best Cities to Live in the World
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2004, 03:05:03 PM »
::In a heavy French accent:: You ignorant Americon. :)
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« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2004, 09:46:41 AM »
::In a heavy French accent::  We We  ;D lol

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