20 cities around the globe have been picked and deemed to be the best in the world to live in. 420 cities were assessed in total and I”m not quite sure where exactly Irish cities (if any) ranked on the list. The criteria of assessment was detailed, long winded and hard to live up to. Cities were rated on things such as; politics and social environment, the strength of the … economy, the quality of health care as well as exposure to infectious diseases, school quality, recreation, theaters and sports activities.
A few reasons as to maybe why Dublin, Cork, or any other Irish city did not appear anywhere close to the top 20 could be due to the fact that the Mercer list also ranked cities on the cost of housing, their climate, public transportation and traffic congestion – a few items that might have cost us a few brownie points!
For all you wanting to know what cities made the final 20, here you go;