The best place to visit on holiday

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Mercer, one of the world’s largest HR consultancy firms, releases its “Quality of Living Index
” annually, which looks at cities that provide the best quality of life.It’s a way of helping multinational companies compensate employees fairly when placing them on international assignments, according to Mercer.Looking at 450 cities across the world, Mercer takes into account the following metrics to judge which cities made the list for the best quality of life:
  * Political and social environment (political stability, crime, law enforcement).
  * Economic environment (currency-exchange regulations, banking services).
  * Socio-cultural environment (media availability and censorship, limitations on personal freedom).
  * Medical and health considerations (medical supplies and services, infectious diseases, sewage, waste disposal, air pollution).
  * Schools and education (standards and availability of international schools).
  * Public services and transportation (electricity, water, public transportation, traffic congestion).
  * Recreation (restaurants, theatres, cinemas, sports, and leisure).
  * Consumer goods (availability of food/daily consumption items, cars).
  * Housing (rental housing, household appliances, furniture, maintenance services).
  * Natural environment (climate, record of natural disasters).Mercer made a list of 230 countries, and Business Insider took a look at the top 27 in the world. And no, New York and London did not make the cut.View As: One Page
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27. Adelaide, Australia —The city is not only South Australia’s main government and commercial centre; it also is key destination for beaches and outdoor activities, providing a good balance to life.Getty26. Singapore, Singapore —The island nation is one of the richest in the world and has super-low crime rates, high education, and high quality of living.Shutterstock / Vincent St. Thomas
25 (joint). Nuremberg, Germany — The second-largest city in Bavaria is one of Germany’s historical epicentres with growing nightlife and picturesque views.WikiCommons/de:Benutzer:Stern25 (joint). Stuttgart, Germany — As one the country’s manufacturing hubs, Stuttgart has high employment levels and a healthy economic backdrop.Bearded people line up to create the world’s longest beard chain in the southern German city of Stuttgart.23. Montreal, Canada — This city is one of five Canadian cities that made the overall rankings. The French-speaking city has established itself as a centre of commerce, finance, and technology.Shutterstock22 (joint). Perth, Australia — Australia has some of the highest quality of living worldwide. The Western Australian city is home to some of the country’s most beautiful beaches, and its inner region has a low unemployment rate of 4.3%.’mi no 5′ by artist Wendi Zhang is seen at Sculpture By The Sea at Cottesloe Beach on March 6, 2015 in Perth, Australia.22 (joint). Brussels, Belgium —The political centre of Europe is considered incredibly clean and is filled with museums, national parks, and high-end restaurants.

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