Monday, April 02, 2007

We're Number 3!

The annual Mercer Human Resource Consulting Worldwide Quality of Living Survey came out today, and declared Vancouver to be one of the best cities in the world to live in.

According to the report,
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The analysis is based on an evaluation of 39 quality of living criteria for each city including political, social, economic and environmental factors, personal safety and health, education, transport and other public services.
I don't think they are including the taste of tapwater among their list of criteria..! (God help us if they are)
Still, once it stops raining it's not that bad of a place to live, when you come right down to it. Lots to do and see, nice people as neighbors, for the most part ...
The top ten cities are:

Zurich, Switzerland
Geneva, Switzerland
Vancouver, Canada
Vienna, Austria
Auckland, New Zealand
Dusseldorft, Germany
Frankfurt, Germany
Bern, Switzerland
Sydney, Australia
Copenhagen, Denmark
Maybe it says something about the cynicism that most of us city-dwellers seem to carry and have a hard time shaking loose of, but my first thought upon reading this list this afternoon, was: "Even with all our city's problems, our crime, our tapwater, we get listed third... How bad must these other places be!"
Now we can be that much more grateful for the peace and comfort, such as it may be, that our fair city offers us.

1 comment:

CGW said...

What does Dag think?