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The 10 Most Livable Cities in the World

This list might make you contemplate a move to Europe.
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Vienna has been named the world's most livable city for the ninth year in a row. In Mercer's 20th annual Quality of Living survey, the Austrian capital dominated, followed by Zurich, Auckland and Munich in joint third place, and Vancouver in fifth. The survey evaluates 39 factors including crime, healthcare, schools and education, housing, and public services and transportation. Scroll down to see the rest of the top 10.

1. Vienna, Austria


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The top-ranked city provides its residents with "high security, well-structured public transportation, and a variety of cultural and recreation facilities," Mercer explained in a press release.

2. Zurich, Switzerland


The Swiss city was also recently named the third most expensive city in the world.

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3. Auckland, Australia


Auckland is one of two Australian cities in the top 10, and it placed fifth worldwide in the "City Sanitation" ranking.

3. Munich, Germany


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Munich moved up the ranking this year thanks to "a concerted effort to attract talent and businesses by continuously investing in high-tech infrastructure and promoting its cultural facilities."

5. Vancouver, Canada


Vancouver is one of three Canadian cities in the top 20, and all beat out the highest-ranking U.S. city of San Francisco (number 30).

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6. Düsseldorf, Germany


Four German cities (Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Berlin, and Hamburg) made the top 20.

7. Frankfurt, Germany


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The fifth-largest city in Germany placed seventh.

8. Geneva, Switzerland


The city is home to the headquarters of Europe's United Nations and the Red Cross.

9. Copenhagen, Denmark


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Denmark's capital and most populous city is also its most livable.

10. Basel, Switzerland


Three Swiss cities made the top 10, and Bern isn't far behind in 14th place.

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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