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Colorful tiles on the roof of St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna
View of Volksgarten, Museums and Parliament
© WienTourismus/Christian Stemper

Vienna News 2/2012 Vienna: For the 3rd time in a row, the world's Most Livable City

View of Volksgarten, Museums and Parliament
© WienTourismus/Christian Stemper

Each year the international consulting firm Mercer conducts a survey to evaluate the quality of living in 221 cities around the world. Once again in 2011, Vienna came out on top in the study, making the Austrian capital the world's most livable city for the third time in a row. The survey compares the political, social and economic climate, medical care, education, and infrastructural conditions such as public transportation, power and water supply.

It also takes into consideration recreational offers such as restaurants, theatres, cinemas, sports facilities, the availability of all kinds of consumer goods from food to cars, as well as environmental conditions - from green space to air quality. Vienna: Now or Never!

For more information please visit

Market Manager Middle East

Vienna Tourist Board
Sonja Ishak
Tel. (+ 43 1) 211 14-352

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