zurich & vancouver
My friend Peter who lives in Zürich sent me a link to this article of "Top 5 quality of living ranking for cities worldwide" today and here's the list from the article:
Top 5 cities - Overall
1. Zurich, Switzerland (1st)
2. Vienna, Austria (tied for 2nd)
2. Geneva, Switzerland (tied for 2nd )
4. Vancouver, Canada (4th)
5. Auckland, New Zealand (5th)
European cities dominate the rankings of locations with the best quality of living, according to Mercer’s 2008 Quality of Living survey. Zurich retains its 2007 title as the highest ranked city, followed jointly by Vienna (2), Geneva (2), then Vancouver (4) and Auckland (5).
The rankings are based on a point scoring index, which sees Zurich scoring 108, while Baghdad scores 13.5. Cities are ranked against New York as the base city which has an index score of 100.
I've been to Zurich quite a few times and lived in Vancouver for a while and I liked both cities a lot. I guess the difference is between the lake and the ocean or the difference between Europe or North America. If I had to choose one out of the two cities? It would be a really tough question as I actually miss the both cities very much.
It's already June, I think it's time to plan on my next vacation... and the question is where to go.