Study examining socioeconomic conditions places Austrian capital at apex of index

This article titled “Vienna named world's top city for quality of life” was written by Patrick Collinson, for The Guardian on Tuesday 23rd February 2016 00.01 UTC

Vienna is the world’s best city to live in; Baghdad is the worst, and London, Paris and New York do not even make it into the top 35, according to international research into quality of life.

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German-speaking cities dominate the rankings in the 18th Mercer Quality of Life study, with Vienna joined by Zurich, Munich, Düsseldorf and Frankfurt in the top seven.

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