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Kyiv 161st in the list of world's cities with best life quality

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May 27, 2010, 2:33 p.m. | Kyiv — by Interfax-Ukraine

Kyiv is ranked 161, while Moscow 166

Vienna has been ranked the best city in the world in terms of its quality of life, according to the Mercer Quality of Living Survey. Zurich and Geneva follow in second and third positions, respectively, while Vancouver and Auckland (New Zealand) are next in the rankings, the BBC reported on Wednesday.

Cities around the world were analyzed according to 39 factors, such as political stability, the number of hospitals and quality of medical care, public transport, climate conditions, as well as recreational faculties and others.

Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich and Bern were also in the top 10. In the 10th place was Sydney (Australia). London ranked 39th and is the only British city in the top 50 of the list. Honolulu is the top U.S. city at number 31, followed by San Francisco. The top 100 includes only three cities of the former Soviet Union. They are the capitals of the Baltic Republics, which are members of the EU: Vilnius (79), Tallinn (89) and Riga (91). Kyiv is ranked 161, while Moscow 166.
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Anonymous May 27, 2010, 4:08 p.m.    

How many countries did the list include? 166?

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Anonymous May 27, 2010, 10:24 p.m.    

221. Baghdad is in last place.

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Anonymous May 28, 2010, 2:29 p.m.    

Not Donetsk?

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Anonymous May 27, 2010, 4:33 p.m.    

Lviv is best city in the world.

Nr 1 must be Lviv.

This list is a falsificat.

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Anonymous May 27, 2010, 6:54 p.m.    

If Kiev is 161st then Lviv must be 261

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Anonymous May 27, 2010, 7:26 p.m.    

Lviv was rated as the number one city in Ukraine in terms of life quality last year.

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Anonymous May 28, 2010, 1:21 a.m.    

yes

Lviv is best quality in the world

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Anonymous May 28, 2010, 5:32 a.m.    

It is obvious that Lubomyr has never been outside of Lviv city

limits. How unfortunate that people in Ukraine are still opressed

and unable to afford travel or make opinion based on fact and or

education. Have a nice life in Lviv.

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Anonymous May 27, 2010, 6:13 p.m.    

Thats pretty far down the list.

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Anonymous May 27, 2010, 6:50 p.m.    

Cities around the world were analyzed according to 39 factors, such as political stability, - this would be rated at -100%

the number of hospitals and quality of medical care, - nearly stone age

public transport, - decrepit

climate conditions, - can't change nature, unless you are the ARAL Sea

as well as recreational faculties and others.

so who would want to live anywhere in the shitty soviet union...no wonder those who can, leave...and those who can afford it keep their wealth in places like Switzerland

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Anonymous May 28, 2010, 3:17 p.m.    

In Kyiv bad water, toilets discharge in the Dneper river from which water is taken to prepare food, bad toilets and sanitation in flats and streets, bad air with heavy pollution, also radioactive fall out from Chernobhyl. Thats the wose you can get. And yet some people think their real estate must be more expensive than Europe.

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