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Quality of Living Survey - Worldwide Rankings, 2011

Bilbo
11-29-2011, 02:41 PM
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.

Stensland
11-29-2011, 02:57 PM
nyc 47th? come on. what kind of factors did they take into account?

abraxas21
11-29-2011, 02:58 PM
ridiculous

Bilbo
11-29-2011, 03:06 PM
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.

Stensland
11-29-2011, 03:20 PM
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.

electronicmusic
11-29-2011, 03:23 PM
Zurich for the win!

Bilbo
11-29-2011, 03:28 PM
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.

JolánGagó
11-29-2011, 03:32 PM
Utter BS.

Stensland
11-29-2011, 03:34 PM
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.

out_here_grindin
11-29-2011, 03:35 PM
I stopped reading when I saw Columbia,SC was not #1

Har-Tru
11-29-2011, 03:36 PM
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.

:worship::worship::worship:

JolánGagó
11-29-2011, 03:38 PM
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 :o

Gagsquet
11-29-2011, 03:38 PM
Paris is a really great city. Jealousy :)

Filo V.
11-29-2011, 03:39 PM
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.

bokehlicious
11-29-2011, 03:39 PM
Haha the Germans and the Spaniards hating on France. Some things never get old...

Stensland
11-29-2011, 03:42 PM
Paris is a really great city. Jealousy :)

been there in 04 for rg. nothing to be jealous of, really. oh, and one more thing, now that i come to reminisce: how bad can a major airport possibly
a)look,
b)handle its passengers and
c)organise its flight schedule?

you wanna see the best of the worst? go to cdg. un-fucking-believable.

Gagsquet
11-29-2011, 03:45 PM
been there in 04 for rg. nothing to be jealous of, really. oh, and one more thing, now that i come to reminisce: how bad can a major airport possibly
a)look,
b)handle its passengers and
c)organise its flight schedule?

you wanna see the best of the worst? go to cdg. un-fucking-believable.

Ok for the airport.

But the city is astonishing. A piece of art.

Stensland
11-29-2011, 03:49 PM
i'm not gonna argue with a fellow gasquet fan but i'll just have to respectfully disagree and leave it at that. all i can say is that one trip to paris has pretty much single-handedly burst the whole "french bubble" for me.

JolánGagó
11-29-2011, 03:51 PM
CDG easily the worst airport-hub in Eurasia, I avoid it at all cost.

TMJordan
11-29-2011, 03:51 PM
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.

Yeah It's almost as nice as Richmond Virginia. :spit:

Gagsquet
11-29-2011, 03:53 PM
I live in Paris. You spend few days here.
But I respect your opinion too.

JolánGagó
11-29-2011, 03:53 PM
and the banlieue, oh the banlieue! they want the world to believe it isn't part of the city, not French enough I guess :shrug:

:spit:

GOAT = Fed
11-29-2011, 03:55 PM
WTF UK only got 1 city. Utter BS!!! And that too London, yet I've seen far better places in the UK.

Gagsquet
11-29-2011, 03:55 PM
and the banlieue, oh the banlieue! they want the world to believe it isn't part of the city, not French enough I guess :shrug:

:spit:

Paris is Paris.

The banlieue is not Paris. Others cities.

GOAT = Fed
11-29-2011, 03:56 PM
I live in Paris. You spend few days here.
But I respect your opinion too.

I've been to Paris twice. Didn't find anything special about it :shrug:

JolánGagó
11-29-2011, 03:59 PM
Paris is Paris.

The banlieue is not Paris. Others cities.

Drawing a line on a map doesn't change /harsh/ reality :hug:

Mae
11-29-2011, 04:02 PM
Maybe all of you can take up a donation to send me to Europe? I want to be there to actually see it in person!

Sofonda Cox
11-29-2011, 04:03 PM
Can't believe London is so low. There is a Tesco metro and Russian prostitute on every street corner, must count for something.

Gagsquet
11-29-2011, 04:06 PM
Drawing a line on a map doesn't change /harsh/ reality :hug:

Without these lines, there wouldn't be distinct countries.

JolánGagó
11-29-2011, 04:27 PM
Without these lines, there wouldn't be distinct countries.

:scared:

:bolt:

lines on the map :bowdown: :bowdown:

MaxPower
11-29-2011, 04:35 PM
Seems like the german cities are a bit overinflated there. But hey why not. The difference between the top10 and top30 aint that big anyway I think.

What's important is to stay away from the bottomfeeders...so I need to cancel my Baghdad vacation right away

Filo V.
11-29-2011, 04:41 PM
Yeah It's almost as nice as Richmond Virginia. :spit:

Almost as nice of a dump?

Roadmap
11-29-2011, 04:59 PM
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.

Blackpool's fish and chips should be enough to get it in the list :worship:

Sapeod
11-29-2011, 05:29 PM
Glasgow in the personal safety list?? Wtf is this nonsense? Seriously, these lists are always jokes.

buddyholly
11-29-2011, 08:08 PM
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.

It is quality of LIVING for the average Joe, not visiting. For visiting NY and Paris would be tops. But I don't really want to live in NY, I could not do all those great things every day.

I would agree that Toronto is much better for living than NY.

buddyholly
11-29-2011, 08:25 PM
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.

Great scenery, but too spread out. I much prefer Toronto because everything you need is downtown and it is safe. Also, in the middle of downtown Vancouver are a few blocks that the city has just abandoned to drug addicts and drifters. If you wander in there by mistake it is scary.

jmf07
11-29-2011, 08:29 PM
Glasgow in the personal safety list?? Wtf is this nonsense? Seriously, these lists are always jokes.

:lol: yeah I would be interested to hear their justification for that one.

tripwires
11-30-2011, 04:03 AM
Singapore #25 - yeah, if you're a foreigner.

Topspindoctor
11-30-2011, 04:08 AM
Auckland at #3 (:haha:), Tokyo #46, Brisbane #37....lol bullshit survey

out_here_grindin
11-30-2011, 04:14 AM
Yeah It's almost as nice as Richmond Virginia. :spit:

Let's all take shots at posters hometowns

Smoke944
11-30-2011, 04:15 AM
Detroit should be #1 :cool:

Aloimeh
11-30-2011, 05:05 AM
Eurotrash-centric BS.

solowyn
11-30-2011, 07:44 AM
Glasgow in the personal safety list?? Wtf is this nonsense? Seriously, these lists are always jokes.
:lol: Inorite. Even if you're going for well know cities, Edinburgh feels much safer.

wee
12-23-2011, 09:27 AM
ridiculous

exactly what I thought.