Auckland 5th, Wellington 15th in global survey of cities

Wednesday 3 March 2004

Auckland ranks fifth in a survey of 215 cities on quality of life.

By The Landlord

The Swiss cities of Zurich and Geneva, with first class education, top the list, while the war-battered Iraqi capital, Baghdad, is last.

Vancouver and Vienna also ranked ahead of Auckland, which tied equal fifth with Sydney, Bern, Copenhagen and Frankfurt. Wellington was 15th.

The survey was compiled by Mercer Human Resource Consulting, which evaluates criteria including economic and environmental factors, health, education, transport and safety.

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