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Simply the best! (rating of towns & villages in 2015 )

Source is Die WeltWoche, http://www.weltwoche.ch/die-weltwoch...derating-2015/

The magazine "Die WeltWoche" has again published their ratings of 921 towns and villages in Switzerland. Villages with less than 2'000 people have been omitted. Villages sometimes fuse together into one governing entity.

The complete list is 330'000 characters long, and maximum posting on EF is 20'000 so only information on the first 50 villages follows,
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Rating 2015 Kanton Gemeinde Employment Property Schools Social Taxation Rating 2014
1 ZH Uetikon am See 38 175 45 61 55 33
2 ZG Zug 24 6 87 106 3 1
3 TI Comano 326 24 85 21 159 20
4 LU Meggen 15 212 108 110 42 24
5 ZH Rüschlikon 229 170 310 65 27 21
6 ZH Männedorf 74 205 301 134 76 93
7 SZ Einsiedeln 159 232 450 240 49 52
8 ZH Zumikon 201 233 244 36 30 78
9 ZH Fehraltorf 195 216 92 142 124 15
10 VD Lutry 177 39 239 100 582 124
11 ZH Küsnacht (ZH) 58 136 282 171 30 60
12 ZH Meilen 63 366 685 51 38 41
13 ZH Rickenbach (ZH) 247 460 3 207 98 262
14 SZ Wollerau 32 52 280 224 3 14
15 ZH Zürich 221 65 57 539 171 59
16 ZH Zollikon 16 434 713 118 45 51
17 ZG Cham 33 134 398 176 10 16
18 ZG Risch 23 7 371 126 8 4
19 SZ Lachen 51 130 880 230 14 46
20 SG Rapperswil-Jona 65 467 88 421 264 222
21 ZH Richterswil 640 35 472 90 108 65
22 ZH Stäfa 387 150 305 308 60 96
23 AG Seengen 187 219 299 13 185 81
24 ZG Baar 34 51 857 149 1 9
26 ZH Winterthur 266 149 7 597 222 80
26 SZ Galgenen 345 228 401 88 19 175
27 ZH Wiesendangen 496 20 18 71 55 126
28 ZH Maur 149 325 314 93 48 32
29 BL Pfeffingen 36 194 181 48 344 253
30 ZH Herrliberg 52 191 169 74 34 17
31 GE Carouge (GE) 239 38 201 634 268 47
32 GE Genève 93 159 32 671 350 258
33 NW Stans 5 424 403 278 91 170
34 FR Tafers 172 349 217 200 620 276
36 GE Chêne-Bougeries 314 105 485 150 224 76
36 TI Canobbio 101 186 1 288 179 n.v.
38 ZH Wädenswil 388 278 96 341 98 57
38 AG Baden 417 119 323 310 303 68
39 AR Teufen (AR) 18 588 98 140 242 67
40 ZH Horgen 315 106 625 213 60 154
41 ZH Oberrieden 652 174 258 247 45 266
42 ZH Elsau 330 196 16 312 168 167
43 TI Lugano 42 199 290 521 130 313
44 ZH Uster 453 267 333 346 124 105
45 GE Cologny 383 43 204 44 200 193
46 TI Savosa 131 297 115 426 159 85
47 ZH Bubikon 510 66 616 72 132 90
48 GR Pontresina 222 370 114 101 211 144
49 ZH Bäretswil 829 92 62 220 119 217
50 ZG Unterägeri 206 61 669 66 16 23

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Re: Simply the best! (rating of towns & villages in 2015 )

What happened to Rickenbach and Steinhausen?
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What happened to Rickenbach and Steinhausen?
Rickenbach at place 605 or 776 (Which Canton do you mean? )

Steinhausen at place 100

I did explain why only the top 50 are there, you need to look at the original link for full details.
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Re: Simply the best! (rating of towns & villages in 2015 )

There is something strange with the figures.

How can Geneva jump from place 258 to come in at 32 this year? Maybe Die WeltWoche has a new method of evaluation.

Tafers is a crappy village near Fribourg, they are building a large asylum seekers' center there, but it manages to be at position 34, up from 276 last year...
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Re: Simply the best! (rating of towns & villages in 2015 )

It's a weird list that is extremely difficult to interpret and find justification for its ranking system.
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Re: Simply the best! (rating of towns & villages in 2015 )

Sorry, but have lived in many of the top ranked places over the years and this is just stupid.

Have now noted where it came from, and now equally question from which perspective:

http://www.weltwoche.ch/ausgaben/201...be-352013.html

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Re: Simply the best! (rating of towns & villages in 2015 )

They're all lovely towns.
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Re: Simply the best! (rating of towns & villages in 2015 )

Can someone give a brief overview of how they came up with this ranking? It's really a very odd list. Some of the villages listed are not interesting at all random suburbs....
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Re: Simply the best! (rating of towns & villages in 2015 )

In the previous published years I came across an explanation of their ranking system: reporters contacted all the village mayors and asked them standard questions, and then "somehow" they ranked them into a list.

I have copied the list into an Excel sheet, and if you PM me with your e-mail address, I am happy to send you the full list.

I think the list is valid when comparing villages and towns on specific items such as schools or taxation, but to rate all the towns into one big list must lead to some errors.

Don't forget that this list is from "Die WeltWoche", which is the mouthpiece of the SVP.
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Re: Simply the best! (rating of towns & villages in 2015 )

Wow - We dropped from number 2 in 2014 to number 58 in 2015.

See what happens when the Zürchers invade?


From the linked article, you can see that they changed the listed ranking criteria from 2014 to 2015.

2015 Criteria listed: Employement, 'Wohnen' (Does 'Living' mean housing, or something more esoteric?) Schools, Social Structure, Taxes

2014 and previous years: Employment, Dynamic (Whatever that means...) Wealth, Social structure, Taxes


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If 'Wohnen' means housing I can see how we have dropped - All those new hideous concrete boxes have ruined our charming village.

(But the Zürcher Steuerflüchtlinge seem to like them...)
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Can someone give a brief overview of how they came up with this ranking? It's really a very odd list. Some of the villages listed are not interesting at all random suburbs....
From the link quoted above by ZuriRollt

http://www.weltwoche.ch/ausgaben/201...be-352013.html

[I tidied up the Google translation!]

We asked: Where do the people in Switzerland feel best? Where is Switzerland growing most rapidly? Where are the job prospects good? And the paths to work the shortest? The exclusive study was created by the Zurich consulting company IAZI, headed by Donato Scognamiglio, honorary professor at the University of Bern and director of IAZI. It is by far the largest market check for all municipalities in Switzerland. It examines all towns with more than 2,000 inhabitants, 893 of them. For each municipality twenty individual indicators are collected, the economic and social developments show, the unemployment rate, the tax burden, the number of company start-ups, the educational level or geographical accessibility. These twenty individual indicators are grouped into five major categories,
Employment, Property, Schools, Social, Taxation.
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Re: Simply the best! (rating of towns & villages in 2015 )

What's the point in omitting anywhere with less than 2000 inhabitants? Many of those would be incredibly desirable places to live.
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Re: Simply the best! (rating of towns & villages in 2015 )

Yet another useless ranking.
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What's the point in omitting anywhere with less than 2000 inhabitants? Many of those would be incredibly desirable places to live.
Maybe because a list with over 900 towns is enough choice? All my neighbouring villages are omitted.
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Maybe because a list with over 900 towns is enough choice? All my neighbouring villages are omitted.
If you want to live in ZH or ZG maybe. Fortunately, however, I have no desire to live in either of those cantons.
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If you want to live in ZH or ZG maybe. Fortunately, however, I have no desire to live in either of those cantons.
Couldn't agree more.
It seems like a pretty pointless survey and useless ranking system to me.
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Re: Simply the best! (rating of towns & villages in 2015 )

I think if you are looking for somewhere to live it is a good and useful list. When you expand it into an Excel sheet you can easily compare your selection of villages and towns, like with like.
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Couldn't agree more.
It seems like a pretty pointless survey and useless ranking system to me.
Its from the Weltwoche. That's the official source for bar discussion material in Switzerland. Normally they use foreigners, refugees, african drug dealers, social insurance fraud (by foreigners)... but once a year will "my town is cooler than your town" work as well.
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Wow - We dropped from number 2 in 2014 to number 58 in 2015.

See what happens when the Zürchers invade?


From the linked article, you can see that they changed the listed ranking criteria from 2014 to 2015.

2015 Criteria listed: Employement, 'Wohnen' (Does 'Living' mean housing, or something more esoteric?) Schools, Social Structure, Taxes

2014 and previous years: Employment, Dynamic (Whatever that means...) Wealth, Social structure, Taxes


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If 'Wohnen' means housing I can see how we have dropped - All those new hideous concrete boxes have ruined our charming village.

(But the Zürcher Steuerflüchtlinge seem to like them...)
Don't worry Paris H will get you back to the top of next year's list
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Re: Simply the best! (rating of towns & villages in 2015 )

From 4 to 61 to 236.
Rising taxes probably have something to do with that...
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