Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Daily Ranking extra - Mercer Quality of Living

Mercer just updated its worldwide ranking of cities according to their metric of quality of living.  Remember this was the ranking that last year we were the almost the top US city to make the list coming in behind only Honolulu (who says weather matters!).  So we made their top 50 this year, albeit at a tie for 49th, but somehow dropped to the 8th US city on the list. Was it that bad a year?

See:  2011 Quality of Living worldwide city rankings – Mercer survey


Anonymous BrianTH said...

Possibly some loss of relative advantage in housing costs?

And then there is the transit thing.

Finally, why don't we at least tie for first in the U.S. for personal safety? I wonder if they are using City instead of Metro data (we do much better in Metro versus City crime rankings, probably in part because the City is defined to include a relatively small part of the core urbanized area).

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 1:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Wanderer said...

Also interesting to note that there is no American city listed in the Top 50 in personal safety. Darn that gun control! Obama too.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 2:33:00 PM  

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