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Quality of Living Survey - Worldwide Rankings, 2011

http://www.mercer.com/qualityoflivingpr#city-rankings

More than half of the top 25 positions are European cities. Germany's got 7 cities in the top 30.
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nyc 47th? come on. what kind of factors did they take into account?
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nyc 47th? come on. what kind of factors did they take into account?
Countries like Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Canada are on the rise or at least have stable economics, while countries like the US, GB, Japan, Spain, Italy, etc. are declining.
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Re: Quality of Living Survey - Worldwide Rankings, 2011

have you ever been to new york city? i'd easily rate it as high as berlin, for example. and frankfurt leading amsterdam? there's hardly any place out there more laid-back and fun than amsterdam. frankfurt's a shithole, resembling birmingham or blackpool for the most part. the quality of life has long been outsourced to the suburbs in the taunus. that's where ackermann and the likes reside.

muc, ham and dus are pretty great though, no doubt.
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have you ever been to new york city? i'd easily rate it as high as berlin, for example.
No, but I'm pretty sure Berlin is a cleaner city, has far more green/parks, has a better school system, a better health care system, a better communicating system, a better traffic system (including highways), is cheaper for families (flat and food), and overall is more relaxed to live in. Actually this is what I heard of everybody who lived in both cities.
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Utter BS.
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lemme tell you what's really dirty and shite: paris. unlike most brochures might make you believe, except for the tourist destinations the whole city smells and stinks and looks run-down. garbage everywhere, ugly architecture resembling the worst kind of east german flats during the 60s, unfriendly folks, ridiculous pricing - and yet noses up high. i'll never get the worlds' faible for france, sorry. if paris is anything like the rest of the country (and people tell me it is), i'm out, no thanks. having been to paris and new york, bloomberg should consider some kinda lawsuit. paris being ahead of nyc? good lord.
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I stopped reading when I saw Columbia,SC was not #1

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lemme tell you what's really dirty and shite: paris. unlike most brochures might make you believe, except for the tourist destinations the whole city smells and stinks and looks run-down. garbage everywhere, ugly architecture resembling the worst kind of east german flats during the 60s, unfriendly folks, ridiculous pricing - and yet noses up high. i'll never get the worlds' faible for france, sorry. if paris is anything like the rest of the country (and people tell me it is), i'm out, no thanks.

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lemme tell you what's really dirty and shite: paris. unlike most brochures might make you believe, except for the tourist destinations the whole city smells and stinks and looks run-down. garbage everywhere, ugly architecture resembling the worst kind of east german flats during the 60s, unfriendly folks, ridiculous pricing - and yet noses up high. i'll never get the worlds' faible for france, sorry. if paris is anything like the rest of the country (and people tell me it is), i'm out, no thanks. having been to paris and new york, bloomberg should consider some kinda lawsuit.
Worst is the stench in the whole subway system, human stench mind you
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Paris is a really great city. Jealousy
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I've heard a lot of negative shit about Vancouver. I'm surprised it's #6. I don't think I know someone who actually has said positive things of the city.
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Haha the Germans and the Spaniards hating on France. Some things never get old...
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