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These 47 major cities have the highest quality of life in the world, 2017

New Zealand’s capital Wellington has been named as the best city in the world when it comes to quality of life, according to Deutsche Bank’s Mapping the world’s prices report 2017, while New York, Paris and London fail to make top 25.

Edinburgh in the UK is named as having the world’s second highest quality of life, followed by Vienna, Melbourne, and Zurich.

The highest-ranking cities in Asia are Tokyo (27), Bangalore (34), Hong Kong (36), Shanghai (37) Moscow (38), Singapore (39), New Delhi, (41), Beijing (42), Jakarta (44), Mumbai in India (45), Kuala Lumpur (46), Manila (47) respectively.

The ranking is based on 8 factors including Cost of living, climate, health-care, property price to income ratio, purchasing power, safety, traffic commute time, and pollution.

Without further ado, here were the top 47 major cities in the world for quality of life. Is your city on the list?

These 47 major cities have the highest quality of life in the world, 2017

  1. Wellington, New Zealand
  2. Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  3. Vienna, Austria
  4. Melbourne, Australia
  5. Zurich, Switzerland
  6. Copenhagen, Denmark
  7. Ottawa, Canada
  8. Boston, United States
  9. Amsterdam, Netherlands
  10. Sydney, Australia
  11. Helsinki, Finland (TIE)
  12. Berlin, Germany (TIE)
  13. Auckland, New Zealand
  14. Toronto, Canada
  15. Lisbon, Portugal
  16. Madrid, Spain
  17. Cape Town, South Africa
  18. San Francisco, United States
  19. Prague, Czech Republic
  20. Stockholm, Sweden
  21. Dublin, Ireland
  22. Chicago, United States
  23. Warsaw, Poland
  24. Brussels, Belgium
  25. Johannesburg, South Africa
  26. Oslo, Norway
  27. Tokyo, Japan
  28. New York, United States
  29. Milan, Italy
  30. Paris, France
  31. Istanbul, Turkey
  32. Athens, Greece
  33. London, United Kingdom
  34. Bangalore, India
  35. Mexico City, Mexico
  36. Hong Kong
  37. Shanghai, China
  38. Moscow, Russia
  39. Singapore
  40. Sao Paulo, Brazil
  41. New Delhi, India
  42. Beijing, China
  43. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  44. Jakarta, Indonesia
  45. Mumbai, India
  46. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  47. Manila, Philippines

These 47 major cities have the highest quality of life in the world, 2017

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Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is chief executive and editorial director of The CEOWORLD magazine, overseeing the organization’s news and features departments.

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Dr. Amarendra holds a Ph.D. in Finance and Banking from the European Global School in France; a Doctoral Degree in Chartered Accountancy from the European International University Paris; and a Doctorate in Business Administration from Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design (KNUTD), Ukraine.

He earned his Master of Business Administration degree in Finance and his Master's Degree In Chartered Accountancy (CA) from European Global School Paris. Dr. Amarendra also holds a Master of Business Administration degree in International Relations and Affairs from the American University of Athens, Alabama, United States. Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is a macro-economist and visiting professor at Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design (KNUTD), Ukraine.

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