Tuesday 27 September 2016

Capital ranks 33rd for quality

Published 24/02/2016 | 02:30

Dublin ranked 33rd among 230 cities around the world, according to Mercer’s 18th annual Quality of Living survey. Photo: iStock
Dublin ranked 33rd among 230 cities around the world, according to Mercer’s 18th annual Quality of Living survey. Photo: iStock

Clean air, a "stable" political environment and strong social and cultural ties put Dublin ahead of Paris, London and New York in a global ranking of quality of life in major urban centres.

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Dublin ranked 33rd among 230 cities around the world, with Baghdad at the bottom in overall quality of life and Vienna at the top, according to Mercer's 18th annual Quality of Living survey.

The Irish capital is ranked ahead of London (39th), Paris (37th) and New York (44th), as well as a host of seemingly idyllic places to live, like Honolulu, Hawaii (35th) and Miami, Florida (66th).

Noel O'Connor, of Mercer Ireland, said: "The results demonstrate that Dublin remains an attractive location for international businesses to send their employees."

Meanwhile, Dublin ranks in 30th place for personal safety.

And our capital is way down the desirability list compared to cities which have seen a mass influx of Irish emigrants.

Auckland, in New Zealand, secured the third spot, and Australian cities are also way ahead, with Sydney at 10th and Melbourne at 15th.

Irish Independent

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