30 Nov '11, 12pm

Vienna's best city to live in, Singapore tops in Asia

VIENNA - Vienna has the best living standard in the world and Baghdad the worst, while Singapore is the top city in Asia, according to a consulting group that annually ranks the globe's major cities. Mercer also gave German and Swiss cities top rankings, putting four of them among the first five. Overall, European cities represent over half of the top 25 municipalities graded out of over 200 cities. ASIA Mercer senior researcher Slagin Parakatil said that while the outlook is uncertain for most of the world because of economic and political turmoil, cities in Asia-Pacific look set to benefit thanks to political stability and solid growth. Auckland, Sydney, Wellington, Melbourne and Perth made it into the top 20 for quality of life in 2011 while Singapore was the highest-ranking Asian city in 25th place. Singapore is followed by Tokyo (No 46), Hong Kong (No 70), Kuala Lumpu...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/World/EDC111130-0000172/Vienna...

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