Tel Aviv' is once again ranked 105th in the Mercer Human Resource Consulting 2007 Quality of Living Index Survey. The Israeli capital of Jerusalem, however, climbed two places this year from 124 to 122.
Switzerland continued to dominate world rankings of 215 cities by taking the top two spots with Zurich followed by Geneva. Vancouver, Canada followed Geneva and Vienna, Austria grabbed the number four spot. New Zealand’s Auckland placed fifth in the poll.
Mercer’s study is based on detailed assessments and evaluations of 39 key quality of living standards, grouped in the following categories: Political and social environment, economic environment, socio-cultural environment, health and sanitation, schools and education, public services and transportation, recreation, consumer goods, housing, and natural environment.
Germany had three cities which placed in the top 10, including Dusseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich. The first American city to top the ranking was Honolulu (27th place), followed by San Francisco.
Mercer also issues a quality of living ranking for health and sanitation. These scores are based on medical staffing and supplies and waste removal systems.
While Calgary, Canada ranked at the top, Tel Aviv came in at 84 and Jerusalem in 73rd.