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

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May 27, 2010, 2:33 p.m. | Ukraine — 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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