2011 has just begun with many New Year resolutions and plans as we all are hoping for a better and brighter future. If you plan to shift to some better place, this list is your guide. This list ranks 10 cities out of 221 as the “10 Best Places To Live In 2011 (Quality of Living Index)”. The cities were evaluated on 39 factors including political, economic, environmental, personal safety, health, education, transportation and other public service factors. Cities were compared to New York City which was given a base score of 100. Vienna tops the list with an index of 108.6.
10. Sydney, Australia
Sydney makes it to # 10 in our list of 10 Best Places To Live In 2011 with a Mercer score of 106.3 . The city has an average life expectancy of 80.73 years . It has a population of 4,504,469 . The city is known for tourism, entertainment and outdoor sports. Sydney has grown to become a wealthy and prosperous city, ranking as the second wealthiest city in the world in terms of per Capita purchasing power. The GDP of Switzerland is $494.6 billion . Sydney has a temperate climate with mild winters and warm winters.
9. Bern, Switzerland
The city at #9 is Bern from Switzerland. Bern is the fourth most populous city of Switzerland with a population of 123,466 . Bern is a beautiful city with a rich culture and creative infrastructure. The city has a well established transportation system. The life expectancy in Bern at birth is 80.3 years . Switzerland has a stable economy with a GDP of $491.4 billion making Bern an ideal place to live.
8. Frankfurt, Germany
Standing at #8 is Frankfurt am Main also known as Frankfurt, the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany, with a population of 672,000 . There is a tie between Frankfurt and Munich as both have a Mercer score of 107.0 . It is the business and financial center of Germany. Frankfurt is a city of contrasts with wealthy bankers, students and granola drop-outs coexisting in a city. The sky scrapers of the city give the city a beautiful modern look on a cultural background. The GDP of Germany is $3.673 trillion making Frankfurt an ideal place to move to. Life expectancy of Frankfurt at birth is 79.26 years .
7. Munich, Germany
Munich is the capital city of Bavaria (Bayern), Germany. It is located on the River Isar, north of the Bavarian Alps. Munich has a Mercer score of 107.0 . The GDP of Germany is $3.673 trillion . Munich is a financial and publishing hub, and a frequently top-ranked destination for migration and expatriate location. Munich has a continental climate, with a strong impact due to the proximity of the Alps. City’s architecture is a mix of ethnic and cultural architecture and modern architecture. The average life expectancy of Munich at birth is 79.1 years .
6. Dusseldorf, Germany
Again from Germany is Duesseldorf with a Mercer score of 107.2. Today’s Duesseldorf is quite different from the Duesseldorf of the past. Modern day Dusseldorf is an important international business and financial center, renowned for its fashion and trade fairs. The GDP of Germany is $3.673 trillion . The city has a population of 586,217 . It has brilliant health care system and a stable political situation.