Vienna: For the 5th time in a row, the world's Most Livable City
Each year the international consulting firm Mercer does a survey to evaluate the quality of living in 223 cities around the world. Once again in 2013, Vienna came out on top in the study, making the Austrian capital the world's most livable city for the fifth time in a row.
The survey compares the political, social and economic climate, medical care, education, and infrastructural conditions such as public transportation, power and water supply.
It also takes into consideration recreational offers such as restaurants, theaters, cinemas, sports facilities, the availability of all kinds of consumer goods from food to cars, as well as environmental conditions - from green space to air quality.