Hyderabad has been ranked as the top Indian city in the quality of living ranking, for the third year in a row, as per Mercer’s Quality of Living rankings 2017. For the second year in a row, according to the study, New Delhi continues to be ranked lowest, with scores remaining constant.
Both Hyderabad and Pune cities rank higher for quality of living than the country’s more traditional business centres, Mumbai and New Delhi ranked at 154 and 161, respectively, as per the report.
Globally, Vienna occupies first place for overall quality of living for the 8th year running, with the rest of the top-ten list mostly filled by European cities — Zurich (2), Munich (4), Dusseldorf (6), Frankfurt (7), Geneva (8), Copenhagen (9), and Basel (10).
The only non-European cities in the top ten are Auckland (3) and Vancouver (5). The highest ranking cities in Asia and Latin America are Singapore (25) and Montevideo (79), respectively.
“The survey highlights that Indian cities that have been part of the survey haven’t made much progress on the quality of living scale since last year “, noted Ruchika Pal, Principal and India Practice Leader, Global Mobility. The report said the only exception is Chennai, whose score has marginall y improved mainly on account of public transport, including buses and a recently expanded two-line metro system, and improved availability of expat housing.