Quality of Living Rankings

Personal safety and quality of living criteria can vary from person to person as much as place to place.

Research consulting firm Mercer has released its 2011 Quality of Living Report, which includes ranking of the cities according to the level of personal safety.

Mercer Quality of Living Survey – Worldwide Rankings, 2011:

    1 Vienna, Austria
    2 Zurich, Switzerland
    3 Auckland, New Zealand
    4 Munich, Germany
    5 Düsseldorf, Germany
    5 Vancouver, Canada
    7 Frankfurt, Germany
    8 Geneva, Switzerland
    9 Bern, Switzerland
    9 Copenhagen, Denmark
    11 Sydney, Australia
    12 Amsterdam, Netherlands
    13 Wellington, New Zealand
    14 Ottawa, Canada
    15 Toronto, Canada
    16 Hambrg, Germany
    17 Berlin, Germany
    18 Melbourne, Australia
    19 Luxembourg, Luxembourg
    20 Stockholm, Sweden
    21 Perth, Australia
    22 Brussels, Belgium
    22 Montreal, Canada
    24 Nurnberg, Germany
    25 Singapore, Singapore
    26 Canberra, Australia
    26 Dublin, Ireland
    28 Stuttgart, Germany
    29 Honolulu, HI, United States
    30 Adelaide, Australia
    30 Paris, France
    30 San Francisco, CA, United States
    33 Calgary, Canada
    33 Oslo, Norway
    35 Helsinki, Finland
    36 Boston, MA, United States
    37 Brisbane, Australia
    38 London, United Kingdom
    39 Lyon, France
    40 Barcelona, Spain
    41 Lisbon, Portugal
    42 Milan, Italy
    43 Chicago, IL, United States
    43 Madrid, Spain
    43 Washington, DC, United States
    46 Tokyo, Japan
    47 New York City, NY, United States
    48 Seattle, WA, United States
    49 Kobe, Japan
    49 Pittsburgh, PA, United States
    49 Yokohama, Japan

Personal Safety Ranking, 2011*

    1 Luxembourg, Luxembourg
    2 Bern, Switzerland
    2 Helsinki, Finland
    2 Zurich, Switzerland
    5 Vienna, Austria
    6 Geneva, Switzerland
    6 Stockholm, Sweden
    8 Singapore, Singapore
    9 Auckland, New Zealand
    9 Wellington, New Zealand
    11 Copenhagen, Denmark
    11 Düsseldorf, Germany
    11 Frankfurt, Germany
    11 Munich, Germany
    11 Nurnberg, Germany
    16 Dublin, Ireland
    17 Amsterdam, Netherlands
    17 Calgary, Canada
    17 Montreal, Canada
    17 Ottawa, Canada
    17 Toronto, Canada
    17 Vancouver, Canada
    23 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
    24 Oslo, Norway
    25 Canberra, Australia
    25 Melbourne, Australia
    25 Perth, Australia
    25 Sydney, Australia
    29 Muscat, Oman
    30 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    31 Kobe, Japan
    31 Nagoya, Japan
    31 Osaka, Japan
    31 Tokyo, Japan
    31 Yokohama, Japan
    36 Berlin, Germany
    36 Hamburg, Germany
    36 Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    39 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    40 Brussels, Belgium
    40 Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe
    42 Leipzig, Germany
    42 Stuttgart, Germany
    44 Aberdeen, United Kingdom
    44 Glasgow, United Kingdom
    46 Limassol, Cyprus
    47 Lisbon, Portugal
    47 Prague, Czech Republic
    49 Bratislava, Slovakia
    50 Adelaide, Australia
    50 Brisbane, Australia

*Mercer’s Personal Safety Ranking 2011 is based on measures of internal stability, crime levels, law enforcement effectiveness and host country international relations.

Although many people would suggest there are many other cities that may make the list, Forbes considers the following to be the 10 Most Dangerous Cities in the World:

    1. Baghdad, Iraq
    2. N’Djamena, Chad
    3. Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
    4. Bangui, Central African Republic
    5. Kinshasa, Democratic Rep. of the Congo
    6. Karachi, Pakistan
    7. Tbilisi, Georgia
    8. Sana’a, Yemen
    9. Nairobi, Kenya
    10. Conakry, Guinea Republic

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