The Mercer Quality of Life Index ranks more than 450 cities worldwide according to the quality of life. Factors such as the political, economical, environmental situation, personal safety, health, education and public transport, etc among others taken into account. The new ranking of 2018 has been released last week and among the top ten, are three German cities – making Germany the most represented country in the top ten. On a more general level, the majority of cities scoring places in the top ten are European cities, making Europe a more attractive region than the US. If you are thinking about going abroad for your studies or for work, Europe, and especially Germany, is the most promising destination at the moment.
Munich has scored a shared third place with Auckland, making it the most desirable city to live in in Germany. This is due to the city’s continuous effort to attract talent and businesses by investing in high-tech infrastructure and promoting its cultural facilities. Munich is the third biggest city in Germany, but is also home to many universities, such as the TUM, Ludwig-Maximilian University and Munich business school. Düsseldorf, a city in the west, has scored sixth place, Düsseldorf is the capital city of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the seventh most populous city in Germany. It is one of the five most important international business and financial centres in Germany. In addition, it is renowned for its trade fairs and the celebration of the Carneval. But most importantly, the German head office of Educaro, is also in Düsseldorf.
The third city, ranking seventh place, is Frankfurt, the fifth biggest city in Germany. Frankfurt is known as the main centre of the financial sector in Germany. One of the reasons for that is that the European Central Bank has its head office here, along with the headquarters of the biggest banks in Germany such as Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank. Another characterizing fact is the large number of skyscrapers. Frankfurt also has one of the busiest airports in the world, a flight takes off from the airport once in every 2 minutes.
Vienna is being considered the best city to live in, followed by Zurich in second place. Since people speak German in Switzerland and Austria, this is just another reason to start learning German today! German is the second most widely spoken language in Europe after French, this reassures that learning the language not only helps you personally but in a holistic way.
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