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    Annual ranking of the world's cities by quality of living

    I always find things like this interesting

    1. Zurich, Switzerland
    2. Geneva, Switzerland
    3. Vancouver, Canada
    4. Vienna, Austria
    5. Auckland, New Zealand
    9 Sydney, Australia
    9 Bern, Switzerland
    12. Wellington, New Zealand
    16. Berlin, Germany
    17. Melbourne, Australia
    24. Dublin, Ireland
    27. Honolulu, United States
    28. San Francisco, United States
    33. Paris, France
    35. Tokyo, Japan
    39. London, England
    46. New York, United States
    215. Baghdad, Iraq

    Full article here - http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3633786a10,00.html

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    where is Manchester?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie
    where is Manchester?
    216.

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    So theyre saying we should all move to Switzerland?
    Wheres the full list? That one has holes in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox
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    ha, but honestly Manchester has got to be in the top 100.

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    Not surprised Melbourne has slipped down. I mean, countless stabbings and gangland murders can only be accepted as being "liveable" for so long...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robertinho
    Not surprised Melbourne has slipped down. I mean, countless stabbings and gangland murders can only be accepted as being "liveable" for so long...
    The tourism commission will still use "World's Most Liveable City" as a catchphrase, despite us not winning that for about 10 years now...

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    I can't find the 2006 list, but he's the 2005 list:

    Rank City
    1 Tokyo, Japan
    2 Osaka, Japan
    3 London, United Kingdom
    4 Moscow, Russia
    5 Seoul, South Korea
    6 Geneva, Switzerland
    7 Zurich, Switzerland
    8 Copenhagen, Denmark
    9 Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    10 Oslo, Norway
    11 Milan, Italy
    12 Paris, France
    13 New York City, United States
    13 Dublin, Ireland
    15 St. Petersburg, Russia
    16 Vienna, Austria
    17 Rome, Italy
    18 Stockholm, Sweden
    19 Beijing, China
    20 Sydney, Australia
    20 Helsinki, Finland
    22 Douala, Cameroon
    22 Istanbul, Turkey
    24 Amsterdam, Netherlands
    24 Budapest, Hungary
    26 Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
    27 Warsaw, Poland
    28 Prague, Czech Republic
    29 Taipei, Taiwan
    30 Shanghai, China
    31 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
    32 Düsseldorf, Germany
    33 Luxembourg, Luxembourg
    34 Singapore, Singapore
    34 Frankfurt, Germany
    36 Dakar, Senegal
    37 Munich, Germany
    38 Berlin, Germany
    39 Tel Aviv, Israel
    40 Glasgow, United Kingdom
    41 Athens, Greece
    41 Brussels, Belgium
    43 Barcelona, Spain
    44 Los Angeles, United States
    45 White Plains, United States
    46 Madrid, Spain
    47 Birmingham, United Kingdom
    48 Zagreb, Croatia
    49 Hamburg, Germany
    50 Hanoi, Vietnam
    50 San Francisco, United States
    52 Chicago, United States
    52 Beirut, Lebanon
    54 Riga, Latvia
    54 Kiev, Ukraine
    56 Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
    57 Miami, United States
    58 Algiers, Algeria
    59 Casablanca, Morocco
    60 Tallin, Estonia
    61 Lyon, France
    61 Honolulu, United States
    63 Shenzhen, China
    64 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
    65 Guangzhou, China
    66 Lisbon, Portugal
    67 Amman, Jordan
    68 Melbourne, Australia
    69 Auckland, New Zealand
    70 Houston, United States
    71 Jakarta, Indonesia
    72 Kuwait City, Kuwait
    73 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    74 San Juan, Puerto Rico
    75 Almaty, Kazakhstan
    76 Wellington, New Zealand
    76 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    78 Washington, D.C., United States
    79 Boston, United States
    80 Morristown, United States
    81 Sofia, Bulgaria
    82 Toronto, Canada
    83 Atlanta, United States
    84 Brisbane, Australia
    85 Leipzig, Germany
    86 Manama, Bahrain
    87 Vancouver, Canada
    88 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    89 Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    89 Adelaide, Australia
    91 Vilnius, Lithuania
    91 Accra, Ghana
    93 Perth, Australia
    94 Denver, United States
    95 Mexico City, Mexico
    96 Lagos, Nigeria
    97 Cairo, Egypt
    98 Calgary, Canada
    99 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
    100 Limassol, Cyprus
    101 Detroit, United States
    102 St. Louis, United States
    103 Seattle, United States
    103 Bucharest, Romania
    105 Kingston, Jamaica
    105 Mumbai, India
    107 Montreal, Canada
    108 Guatemala City, Guatemala
    109 Cleveland, United States
    110 New Delhi, India
    111 Pittsburgh, United States
    112 Portland (Ore.), United States
    113 Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
    114 Panama City, Panama
    115 Monterrey, Mexico
    116 Johannesburg, South Africa
    117 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    118 Lima, Peru
    119 Nairobi, Kenya
    119 Winston-Salem, United States
    119 São Paulo, Brazil
    122 Ottawa, Canada
    123 Lusaka, Zambia
    124 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    125 Bangkok, Thailand
    126 Tunis, Tunisia
    127 Dacca (Dhaka), Bangladesh
    128 Santiago, Chile
    129 Tehran, Iran
    130 Blantyre, Malawi
    131 Tianjin, China
    132 Colombo, Sri Lanka
    133 Bogotá, Colombia
    134 Harare, Zimbabwe
    135 San José, Costa Rica
    136 Karachi, Pakistan
    137 Quito, Ecuador
    138 Chennai (Madras), India
    138 Caracas, Venezuela
    140 Montevideo, Uruguay
    141 Bangalore, India
    142 Buenos Aires, Argentina
    143 Manila, Philippines
    144 Asunción, Paraguay

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    I lied, here's the 2006 list:

    Base City: New York, USA ( =100)

    Rank Rank Index Index
    2006 2005 City Country 2006 2005

    1 1 ZURICH Switzerland 108.2 108.0
    2 2 GENEVA Switzerland 108.1 107.9
    3 3 VANCOUVER Canada 107.7 107.4
    4 3 VIENNA Austria 107.5 107.4
    5 8 AUCKLAND New Zealand 107.3 106.5
    6 5 DUSSELDORF Germany 107.2 107.0
    7 6 FRANKFURT Germany 107.0 106.8
    8 7 MUNICH Germany 106.8 106.7
    9 9 BERN Switzerland 106.5 106.4
    9 9 SYDNEY Australia 106.5 106.4
    11 11 COPENHAGEN Denmark 106.2 106.2
    12 14 WELLINGTON New Zealand 105.8 105.0
    13 12 AMSTERDAM Netherlands 105.7 105.7
    14 13 BRUSSELS Belgium 105.6 105.6
    15 16 TORONTO Canada 105.4 104.9
    16 16 BERLIN Germany 105.1 104.9
    17 14 MELBOURNE Australia 105.0 105.0
    18 18 LUXEMBOURG Luxembourg 104.8 104.8
    18 21 OTTAWA Canada 104.8 104.3
    20 19 STOCKHOLM Sweden 104.7 104.7
    21 20 PERTH Australia 104.5 104.5
    22 22 MONTREAL Canada 104.3 104.0
    23 22 NURNBERG Germany 104.1 104.0
    24 22 DUBLIN Ireland 103.8 104.0
    25 25 CALGARY Canada 103.6 103.3
    26 25 HAMBURG Germany 103.4 103.3
    27 25 HONOLULU, HI United States 103.3 103.3
    28 28 SAN FRANCISCO, United States 103.2 103.2
    CA
    29 29 ADELAIDE Australia 103.1 103.1
    29 29 HELSINKI Finland 103.1 103.1
    31 31 BRISBANE Australia 102.8 103.0
    31 32 OSLO Norway 102.8 102.8
    33 33 PARIS France 102.7 102.7
    34 35 SINGAPORE Singapore 102.5 102.0
    35 34 TOKYO Japan 102.3 102.3
    36 36 BOSTON, MA United States 101.9 101.9
    37 37 LYON France 101.6 101.6
    37 37 YOKOHAMA Japan 101.6 101.6
    39 39 LONDON United Kingdom 101.2 101.2
    40 40 KOBE Japan 101.0 101.0
    41 41 WASHINGTON, DC United States 100.4 100.4
    41 52 CHICAGO, IL United States 100.4 99.3
    43 42 PORTLAND, OR United States 100.3 100.3
    44 43 BARCELONA Spain 100.2 100.2
    45 44 MADRID Spain 100.1 100.1
    46 45 NEW YORK CITY, NY United States 100.0 100.0
    47 46 SEATTLE, WA United States 99.9 99.9
    48 47 LEXINGTON, KY United States 99.8 99.8
    49 48 PITTSBURGH, PA United States 99.7 99.7
    49 48 WINSTON SALEM, United States 99.7 99.7
    NC
    51 50 OSAKA Japan 99.6 99.6
    51 51 MILAN Italy 99.6 99.4
    53 53 LISBON Portugal 98.9 98.9
    53 54 NAGOYA Japan 98.9 98.6
    55 54 TSUKUBA Japan 98.3 98.6
    55 56 BIRMINGHAM United Kingdom 98.3 98.3
    55 56 GLASGOW United Kingdom 98.3 98.3
    55 56 LOS ANGELES, CA United States 98.3 98.3
    59 59 CLEVELAND, OH United States 98.2 98.2
    60 60 MINNEAPOLIS, MN United States 97.9 97.9
    61 61 ST. LOUIS, MO United States 97.6 97.6
    62 62 ROME Italy 97.4 97.0
    63 63 MIAMI, FL United States 96.3 96.3
    64 64 YOKKAICHI Japan 96.2 96.2
    65 65 DETROIT, MI United States 96.1 96.1
    66 66 ATLANTA, GA United States 95.7 95.7
    67 67 OMUTA Japan 95.5 95.5
    68 68 HOUSTON, TX United States 95.4 95.4
    68 69 LEIPZIG Germany 95.4 95.1
    68 70 HONG KONG Hong Kong 95.4 94.8
    71 71 KATSUYAMA Japan 93.1 93.4
    72 72 SAN JUAN Puerto Rico 92.9 92.9
    73 73 PRAGUE Czech Republic 91.8 90.5
    74 74 BUDAPEST Hungary 90.8 90.1
    75 75 KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia 88.9 89.4
    76 76 MONTEVIDEO Uruguay 88.1 88.3
    77 77 PORT LOUIS Mauritius 87.7 87.7
    78 78 BUENOS AIRES Argentina 87.3 87.1
    79 79 ATHENS Greece 86.8 86.8
    80 81 LJUBLJANA Slovenia 86.6 86.3
    81 80 TAIPEI Taiwan 86.5 86.5
    81 82 SANTIAGO Chile 86.5 86.2
    83 83 CAPE TOWN South Africa 86.0 86.0
    84 84 VILNIUS Lithuania 85.9 85.4
    85 85 DUBAI United Arab Emirates 85.2 84.6
    86 87 WARSAW Poland 85.1 83.8
    87 86 JOHANNESBURG South Africa 84.0 84.2
    88 88 LIMASSOL Cyprus 83.2 83.2
    89 90 SEOUL South Korea 83.0 82.6
    90 89 PANAMA CITY Panama 82.9 82.9
    91 91 TALLINN Estonia 82.8 82.4
    92 97 ABU DHABI United Arab Emirates 82.6 81.8
    93 92 PORT ELIZABETH South Africa 82.3 82.3
    94 93 MONTERREY Mexico 82.2 82.2
    94 93 TUNIS Tunisia 82.2 82.2
    94 93 VICTORIA Seychelles 82.2 82.2
    97 96 PAPEETE French Polynesia 82.0 82.0
    98 99 RIGA Latvia 81.9 81.3
    99 98 JOHOR BAHARU Malaysia 81.2 81.7
    100 100 NOUMEA New Caledonia 80.8 80.8
    101 101 KAOHSIUNG Taiwan 80.7 80.7
    102 103 BRATISLAVA Slovakia 80.5 79.0
    103 102 SHANGHAI China 80.1 80.0
    104 104 BRASILIA Brazil 78.8 78.8
    105 118 TEL AVIV Israel 78.5 74.3
    106 105 SAN JOSE Costa Rica 77.8 77.8
    107 106 BANGKOK Thailand 77.7 77.7
    108 107 ISTANBUL Turkey 77.1 77.1
    108 107 SAO PAULO Brazil 77.1 77.1
    110 109 YEOCHUN (YOSU) South Korea 76.3 76.2
    111 109 BUCHAREST Romania 76.2 76.2
    111 113 ZAGREB Croatia 76.2 75.3
    113 111 ASUNCION Paraguay 76.1 76.1
    114 112 NASSAU Bahamas 75.9 75.9
    114 127 JERUSALEM Israel 75.9 71.8
    116 115 ULSAN South Korea 75.0 75.0
    117 117 RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil 74.5 74.5
    118 114 QUITO Ecuador 74.2 75.1
    119 119 MANILA Philippines 73.8 73.8
    119 120 SOFIA Bulgaria 73.8 73.5
    121 116 COLOMBO Sri Lanka 73.6 74.6
    122 121 BEIJING China 73.4 73.4
    123 125 LIMA Peru 73.0 72.3
    124 124 CASABLANCA Morocco 72.8 72.5
    125 126 MANAMA Bahrain 72.3 72.2
    126 129 AMMAN Jordan 72.2 71.5
    127 123 GUAYAQUIL Ecuador 72.0 72.8
    128 128 MEXICO CITY Mexico 71.7 71.7
    129 129 MANAUS Brazil 71.5 71.5
    130 131 SANTO DOMINGO Dominican Republic 71.4 71.4
    131 122 CAIRO Egypt 71.2 73.2
    132 132 RAYONG Thailand 70.3 70.3
    133 133 GUANGZHOU China 69.8 69.8
    134 141 KUWAIT CITY Kuwait 68.1 64.3
    135 135 BLANTYRE Malawi 66.9 66.8
    136 136 NANJING China 66.3 66.3
    137 137 LA PAZ Bolivia 65.7 65.7
    138 138 LUSAKA Zambia 65.5 65.4
    139 134 KINGSTON Jamaica 65.3 67.6
    140 140 CARACAS Venezuela 64.5 64.5
    141 139 GUATEMALA CITY Guatemala 64.3 64.6
    142 142 JAKARTA Indonesia 63.7 63.7
    143 143 BOGOTA Colombia 63.6 63.6
    144 146 DAKAR Senegal 63.5 63.2
    145 144 MEDELLIN Colombia 63.3 63.3
    145 144 SANTA CRUZ Bolivia 63.3 63.3
    147 147 SHENYANG China 62.6 62.6
    148 148 HO CHI MINH CITY Vietnam 61.9 61.9
    148 149 NAIROBI Kenya 61.9 61.1
    150 151 MUMBAI India 61.0 60.6
    150 153 NEW DELHI India 61.0 60.4
    152 150 ACCRA Ghana 60.9 60.9
    153 151 LIBREVILLE Gabon 60.6 60.6
    153 154 BANGALORE India 60.6 60.0
    155 154 BEIRUT Lebanon 60.0 60.0
    155 154 HANOI Vietnam 60.0 60.0
    157 158 SKOPJE Macedonia 59.9 58.9
    158 157 ISLAMABAD Pakistan 59.8 59.7
    159 159 BELGRADE Serbia & Montenegro 59.4 58.1
    160 160 CHENNAI (MADRAS) India 58.3 57.8
    161 161 JILIN China 57.4 57.4
    162 162 JEDDAH Saudi Arabia 57.1 57.1
    163 163 ST. PETERSBURG Russia 56.8 56.8
    164 166 LAHORE Pakistan 56.5 56.1
    164 167 SARAJEVO Bosnia-herzegovina 56.5 56.0
    166 164 KIEV Ukraine 56.2 56.2
    166 164 RIYADH Saudi Arabia 56.2 56.2
    168 167 SAN SALVADOR El Salvador 56.0 56.0
    169 169 HARARE Zimbabwe 55.9 55.9
    170 170 VIENTIANE Laos, People's Dem.
    Republic Of 55.0 55.0
    171 171 MANAGUA Nicaragua 54.9 54.9
    171 174 KARACHI Pakistan 54.9 54.3
    173 172 MOSCOW Russia 54.8 54.8
    174 173 DAMASCUS Syria 54.5 54.5
    175 175 COTONOU Benin 54.3 54.2
    176 175 DJIBOUTI Djibouti 54.2 54.2
    177 177 TEHRAN Iran 54.1 54.1
    178 178 TRIPOLI Libya 53.5 53.0
    179 179 ALGIERS Algeria 52.6 52.7
    180 181 TIRANA Albania 51.7 51.2
    181 180 SAN PEDRO SULA Honduras 51.3 51.3
    182 182 YAOUNDE Cameroon 51.1 51.1
    183 184 ALMATY Kazakhstan 49.8 49.8
    184 185 MINSK Belarus 49.5 49.5
    185 183 YANGON Myanmar 49.3 51.0
    186 186 DOUALA Cameroon 48.9 48.9
    187 187 MAPUTO Mozambique 48.7 48.7
    187 188 HAVANA Cuba 48.7 48.3
    189 189 NOVOSIBIRSK Russia 48.2 48.2
    190 190 DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania 47.4 47.4
    191 191 KAZAN Russia 47.0 47.0
    192 194 ABIDJAN Ivory Coast 46.0 45.0
    193 192 BAKU Azerbaijan 44.8 45.2
    194 193 LOME Togo 44.3 45.1
    195 195 ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia 44.2 44.2
    196 197 BAMAKO Mali 43.9 43.6
    197 199 LUANDA Angola 43.4 42.7
    198 198 TASHKENT Uzbekistan 43.0 43.0
    199 200 LAGOS Nigeria 41.8 41.8
    200 196 DHAKA Bangladesh 41.5 43.9
    201 201 CONAKRY Guinea Republic 41.2 41.2
    202 202 ANTANANARIVO Madagascar 41.1 41.1
    202 202 NIAMEY Niger 41.1 41.1
    202 202 PORT AU PRINCE Haiti 41.1 41.1
    205 205 KINSHASA Dem. Rep. Of The Congo 40.7 40.7
    206 206 OUAGADOUGOU Burkina Faso 40.5 40.1
    207 207 NOUAKCHOTT Mauritania 38.2 39.0
    207 208 PORT HARCOURT Nigeria 38.2 38.2
    207 208 SANAA Yemen Arab Republic 38.2 38.2
    210 210 NDJAMENA Chad 37.2 37.2
    211 211 POINTE NOIRE Congo 33.9 33.9
    212 212 KHARTOUM Sudan 31.7 31.7
    213 214 BANGUI Central African Republic 30.6 29.6
    214 213 BRAZZAVILLE Congo 30.3 30.0
    215 215 BAGHDAD Iraq 14.5 14.5

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    Suprised to see Vienna, such an expensive city, so high.

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    WOW.. sydney is still doing good

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    they only appear to have done 3 cities in the Uk

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    Exactly, where's Sheffield?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda
    So theyre saying we should all move to Switzerland?
    Wheres the full list? That one has holes in it.
    Hahahhaha nice..

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    Quote Originally Posted by List
    55 56 BIRMINGHAM United Kingdom 98.3 98.3
    55 56 GLASGOW United Kingdom 98.3 98.3
    haha pwned (Birmingham being my local and Glasgow is a bit of a dump)

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