Quality of life
A thriving economy, a stable political system, Austria's beauty (not
only the Austrian Alps bewitch with their majestic beauty) and cultural
diversity; all this contributes to a high quality of life for locals and
This impression of supreme wellbeing has now been affirmed by an international quality of life survey:
Austria's capital Vienna ranks as one of the most attractive cities world wide. The feeling of well-being enjoyed by locals and tourists has been repeatedly confirmed by leading international studies and city rankings.
Vienna - 1st place in a world wide quality of life survey
The internationally acclaimed ranking of Mercer's
overall quality of life survey evaluates 215 cities worldwide.
The Top 5 cities with the best overall quality of life were (as already in 2008) Vienna (Austria) ranks first, Zurich (Switzerland) second, Geneva (Switzerland) third, Vancouver (Canada) fourth, and Auckland (New Zealand) fifth.
Also, within the EU capital city ranking, Vienna (Austria) is the unchallenged first.
The aim of international city rankings is to provide objective,
consistent and comprehensive data for comparison.
Subjective expectations, of course, vary but certain attributes are objectively relevant: political stability, personal safety and freedom, medical and health considerations, educational situation, recreational options, availability of consumer goods, housing and environmental situation.
In all of these attributes Vienna was judged to be well above average, guaranteeing a secure, fun and immensely agreeable stay for locals and visitors alike. Come and find out for yourself!