Zagreb Named 98th Most Liveable City in the World

By 20 March 2018

ZAGREB, March 20 , 2018 - The Austrian capital of Vienna has been declared the world's most liveable city for the ninth consecutive time in Mercer's annual survey, and Zagreb ranks 98th in the list with 231 cities worldwide.

Mercer's 20th annual survey is about the quality of life in those 231 cities being measured by some 40 factors including political stability, infrastructure, health care, education, crime rate, sport and leisure, culture, environment, etc.

Zurich, Switzerland, defended its second place, while Auckland, New Zealand, ranked third. They are followed by Munich (4), Vancouver (5), Duesseldorf (6), Frankfurt (7), Geneva (8), Copenhagen (9), and Basel in 10th place. Thus, eight out of the top ten cities are in Europe.

Croatia's capital has improved its total score by 15% compared to its performance in the last year's report. The Slovenian capital of Ljubljana ranks 75th, whereas the Serbian capital of Belgrade finishes as 139th, and Sarajevo ranks 159th.

At the bottom of the ranking are the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, Bangui in the Central African Republic as well as Sana'a (Yemen) and Port au Prince (Haiti).