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Warsaw a "big winner" in city life quality index


bolek 6 | 330
29 May 2010 #1
28.05.2010 13:10

Warsaw ranks 84th out of 221 cities in a world 'Quality of living' index by the Mercer advisory company.

Judged on criteria including safety, education and health systems, culture, environment and recreation, the ranking sites Vienna as having the world's best quality of living and Baghdad the worst.

In Central and eastern Europe, Prague is the highest-ranking city at number 70 followed by Budapest (73) and Ljubljana in (77). Warsaw moved up one place from last year's index. Warsaw was judged to have one of the worst qualities of life in the region.

"Quality of living standards remained relatively stable on a global level throughout 2009 and the first half of 2010, but in certain regions and countries the economic recession had a noticeable impact on the business climate," according to Slagin Parakatil, Senior Researcher at Mercer. (pg)

Property prices are set to increase.
TransAtlantyk - | 19
29 May 2010 #2
How is being ranked 84th considered a big win?

Only in Poland could being ranked 84th constitute something worth mentioning.

Unless we're being ironic, then I say this was a fairly pointless post.
RevokeNice 15 | 1,859
29 May 2010 #3
Dublin is at 26. Should be in the top ten.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
29 May 2010 #4
They must have seen you across the street ;)
hague1cmaeron 14 | 1,377
29 May 2010 #5
Warsaw ranks 84th out of 221 cities in a world 'Quality of living' index by the Mercer advisory company.

I don't trust this ranking Krakow, Wroclaw and Poznan do not make it into the top 50 BUT CHICAGO DOES!!
RevokeNice 15 | 1,859
29 May 2010 #6
Avoid the "dark" areas and it is a very nice city.
richasis 1 | 419
29 May 2010 #7
This is bogus: Detroit didn't even rank.
OP bolek 6 | 330
29 May 2010 #8
Unless we're being ironic, then I say this was a fairly pointless post.

The point being that it is the first time Warsaw has gained some standing in this survey, please be more positive...
RevokeNice 15 | 1,859
29 May 2010 #9
Hmmm. Prague only reached the 70s mark.

Dublin is 26th(I was only taking the **** when I said Dublin should be in the top ten).

Dublin a better city than Barca, Prague, Boston and SF etc. etc.:)

Dublins a kip. A loveable, loveable kip. Its me home and I love the shop. But its still a kip. I would take this "study" with a large bucket full of salt.

youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=5L4IOjW5lYk

Half of the population of native Dubliners are stark raving mad. I am still laughing at Dublin being the "26th best city to live in, in the world". Dublin is an open mental asylum!

Great city to visit, but.
Chicago Pollock 7 | 504
29 May 2010 #10
I don't trust this ranking Krakow, Wroclaw and Poznan do not make it into the top 50 BUT CHICAGO DOES!!

Of course it ranks in the top 50! Why do you think that more Ex-Poles live in Chicago than any other city outside of Warsaw??
RevokeNice 15 | 1,859
29 May 2010 #11
Your username is incorrect. It is spelt "Polak".

Get it right. :)

Pollock is a fish. A nice one at that. Goes well with a single lashed outta it with salt and vinegar. A can of fizzy orange. Job done.
OP bolek 6 | 330
29 May 2010 #12
I am still laughing at Dublin being the "26th best city to live in, in the world". Dublin is an open mental asylum!

Point taken, the Irish are full of fun, at least the Poles have something to talk about, they too have a lot of fun, you just have to find it.
Chicago Pollock 7 | 504
29 May 2010 #13
Pollock is a fish.

Oh? How do you know that I'm not a fish?
RevokeNice 15 | 1,859
29 May 2010 #14
Good question. Yer ould wan was awfully fishy last time I set eyes on her. ;)
POLENGGGs 2 | 150
29 May 2010 #15
Those rankings are so funny. Is Vancouver still the top of the world ?
with their inner-metro ghetto , makes it desirable no doubt.

These rankings are stupid.
Nieznajomy - | 11
31 May 2010 #16
East Van or no east Van, I'd still rather live in Vancouver than most cities in North America.
Ziemowit 12 | 3,606
31 May 2010 #17
Your username is incorrect. It is spelt "Polak".

Not quite. In a number of country dialects of Polish, 'Polak' would be said 'Polok', so the Chicago people of that Polish descent would spell it 'Pollock' in English.
Spaceman77 3 | 58
1 Jun 2010 #18
I don't trust this ranking Krakow, Wroclaw and Poznan do not make it into the top 50 BUT CHICAGO DOES!!

You have a good point.
When you read that Chicago's standard of living is better the Warsaw... You know something smells "fishy" here.
MareGaea 29 | 2,752
1 Jun 2010 #19
Detroit didn't even rank.

Well, Detroit isn't exactly a prototype of the American Dream, isn't it? I once had a layover of half a day in the airport there, coming from SF, and I decided to view the Motown museum...Man, you really come past some bad areas of that city...

What's actually the top ten?

>^..^<

M-G (thinks Minneapolis is a very nice city and should be mentioned in that list)
TheOther 5 | 3,871
1 Jun 2010 #20
mercer.com/qualityoflivingpr#City_Ranking_Tables
RevokeNice 15 | 1,859
1 Jun 2010 #21
M-G (thinks Minneapolis is a very nice city and should be mentioned in that list)

Its number sixth on the eco friendly list. Aberdeen is 19th. Seanus will be happy. Dublin is 33rd.

Whomever compiled these lists must be smoking super crack.
MareGaea 29 | 2,752
1 Jun 2010 #22
I didn't know that. TheOther, thanks for providing the list. Amsterdam is 12th I saw.

>^..^<

M-G (well, after all, A'dam is a pretty decent city to live in. I've been to Mnpls quite a few times and I already noticed that they take really good care of the city; the area around Nicollet Mall, at least)
Amathyst 19 | 2,702
1 Jun 2010 #23
Barcelona comes below London what poppycock!

Dublin a better city than Barca, Prague

Are you mad?
TheOther 5 | 3,871
1 Jun 2010 #24
I was really astonished to see Auckland, NZ, so high up on the list. That city is a dump full of gangs and (what the Kiwis call) boy racers.
RevokeNice 15 | 1,859
1 Jun 2010 #25
Dublins a kip.

I would take this "study" with a large bucket full of salt.

Are you mad?

Are you illiterate? I was being sarcastic. The study is largely flawed.
pawian 161 | 9,971
20 Oct 2019 #26
Warsaw ranks 84th out of 221 cities in a world 'Quality of living' index by the Mercer advisory company.

In 2019 Quality Index rating, Warsaw is 82 out of 231 - this means a little progress.

zyciestolicy.com.pl/warszawa-82-miastem-pod-wzgledem-jakosci-zycia-na-swiecie/

Top ten

1. Wiedeń, Austria

2. Zurych, Szwajcaria

3. Vancouver, Kanada

3. Monachium, Niemcy

3. Auckland, Nowa Zelandia

6. Düsseldorf, Niemcy

7. Frankfurt, Niemcy

8. Kopenhaga, Dania

9. Genewa, Szwajcaria

10. Bazylea, Szwajcaria



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