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Re: City Rankings: Cost and Quality of Life

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The point is there are lots of life enhancing activities available in Switzerland and they are of very high quality. They may not be the one's you're used to such as a large backyard and automatic garage or even a fridge to size of a small apartment but what they have is very good and lots of people would love to have that standard of living.
Definitely, given the relatively low amount of 'free' land they've done a very good job of making it accessible to people. The network of walking and cycling trails is fantastic and puts the UK or Ireland (for example) to shame.
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Re: City Rankings: Cost and Quality of Life

An excellent point WorldTraveller, this idea that Switzerland can build up big houses with huge gardens all over the place is simply absurd, 70% of the country is rock, ice and water and it ain't very big to start with.

As for the pollution that ends our lives Javo, a great contributer to it are those who want big houses, huge fridges, AC all over the place and the likes....
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Re: City Rankings: Cost and Quality of Life

a more micro assessment (in German) of towns IN Switzerland is here in 20 Minuten today.
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Re: City Rankings: Cost and Quality of Life

The Mercer 2008 Quality of Living survey is just out, with Zürich again at the top.
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Re: City Rankings: Cost and Quality of Life

just to add, a separate study ...

http://www.citymayors.com/economics/richest_cities.html
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Re: City Rankings: Cost and Quality of Life

A very interesting page with lots of links! First time I come across that excellent site.
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Re: City Rankings: Cost and Quality of Life

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Quality of life is not about statistics but Zurich IS still the best or amongst the best cities in my humble opinion. I love Zurich. Not too big not too small.

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Quality of life is not about statistics but Zurich IS still the best or amongst the best cities in my humble opinion. I love Zurich. Not too big not too small.

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I never really put much into these studies, of course, Zurich has a great life quality as noted though safety and health care are key inputs which switzerland would rank very high in
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Re: City Rankings: Cost and Quality of Life

I always think Copenhagen deserves to be much nearer the top in these lists. I stayed in Copenhagen for around two weeks last year and the cost of living there is incredible in comparison to Zurich and Geneva. I'm sure that the statistics they use take in more things than a visitor would typically have to pay for (energy, rent, etc) but as a tourist I think Copenhagen has to be the most expensive place I've ever been to.
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Old 15.06.2008, 14:22
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I always think Copenhagen deserves to be much nearer the top in these lists. I stayed in Copenhagen for around two weeks last year and the cost of living there is incredible in comparison to Zurich and Geneva. I'm sure that the statistics they use take in more things than a visitor would typically have to pay for (energy, rent, etc) but as a tourist I think Copenhagen has to be the most expensive place I've ever been to.
I agree! Everything is plastered with these expensive 7/11 mini shops. How grateful we were when we discovered the hidden equivalent of a Migros MM shop on the third day. Beautiful city though.
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Re: City Rankings: Cost and Quality of Life

I agree, it's a very beautiful city. There is a saying that most beauty comes with a price so I guess that's the case with Copenhagen.
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It may be raining, but: Zurich has best quality of living...

Zurich has best quality of living: survey (Mercer survery, from marke****ch.com)




The survey's purpose was to give companies unbiased way to quantify a person's quality of life in cities around the globe, and became a tool for companies considering overseas transfers for employees, Powers said. Over time, companies have also used the survey as a way to identify and choose where they may open new operations overseas, she added.
In a news release, the firm also broke out the personal safety rankings for cities in the survey. The category includes relationships with other countries, internal stability and crime and law enforcement.
In this area, Luxembourg came out on top.
The highest ranking cities for personal safety in the United States were Chicago, Honolulu, Houston, Lexington, San Francisco and Winston-Salem, which all tied at 53. Boston, Cleveland, Minneapolis, New York, Pittsburgh and Portland tied at 69; Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, Seattle and Washington, tied at 86; and Atlanta and St. Louis ranked 101.

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Isn't this nice to know....
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Old 16.06.2008, 18:37
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Re: It may be raining, but: Zurich has best quality of living...

Wow, I feel sooo much better now and will cease my job search immediately.

Not.

Thank God tastes are different, and mine is sure different from Mercer's ...
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Geneva most expensive city Switzerland

The latest Mercer poll suggests that Geneva is the most expensive city in Switzerland and the eighth worldwide. I'm not sure what they base their results on but if it's on the cheese sandwiches at the Airport I can vouch for them.

FYI - Moscow's top of the leader board yet again.

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http://www.swisster.ch/en/news/socie...and_117-468595
http://www.mercer.com/homepage.htm?siteLanguage=100
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Re: City Rankings: Cost and Quality of Life

Poor guys, Vienna overtook Zurich

http://finance.yahoo.com/family-home...s-to-Live-2009
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