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Post  far_ziela on 13/06/08, 11:55 am

The World's Best Places to Live 2008
by Carl Winfield

Thursday, June 12, 2008 provided by Business Week

Mercer Consulting's annual roundup of the global cities with the best quality of life is here, and Zurich once again comes out on top. The best place in the U.S.? Honolulu at No. 28. New York, London, and Paris are internationally renowned cities but consultants at Mercer Consulting have picked Zurich, Switzerland, as the best place to live in the company's annual survey.

Consultants rated each city on a variety of factors including the level of traffic congestion, air quality, and personal safety reported by expatriates living in more than 600 cities worldwide. In the top 25, U.S. cities such as San Francisco, Boston, and Chicago were all edged out by Geneva, Switzerland, Vancouver, B.C., and Auckland, New Zealand. The highest-scoring U.S. city is Honolulu, which came in at No. 28.
Still, Mercer acknowledges that cities with a high quality of life are not necessarily the most exciting. "There are a lot of 'sleepy' towns that got high ratings," said Rebecca Powers, a principal consultant in human capital for the company. "But if you were to judge them on something like nightlife, there are some that probably wouldn't have rated as high."

No. 1: Zurich, Switzerland
Mercer score: 108*
2007 rank: No. 1
GDP: $300.9 billion (2007 est.)**
Population: 7,581,520 (total country); 347,517 (total city)
Life expectancy: 80.74 years

No. 2 (tie): Vienna, Austria
Mercer score: 107.9
2007 rank: No. 3
GDP: $319.7 billion (2007 est.)
Population: 8,205,533 (total country); 1,825,287 (total city)
Life expectancy: 79.36 years

No. 2 (tie): Geneva, Switzerland
Mercer score: 107.9
2007 rank: No. 2
GDP: $300.9 billion (2007 est.)
Population: 7,581,520 (total country); 185,000 (total city)
Life expectancy: 80.74 years

No. 4: Vancouver, Canada
Mercer score: 107.6
2007 rank: No. 3
GDP: $1.274 trillion (2007 est.)
Population: 33,212,696 (total country); 560,000 (total city)
Life expectancy: 81.16 years

No. 5: Auckland, New Zealand
Mercer score: 107.3
2007 rank: No. 5
GDP: $112.6 billion (2007 est.)
Population: 4,173,460 (total country); 1.18 million (total city)
Life expectancy: 80.24 years

No. 6: Dusseldorf, Germany
Mercer score: 107.2
2007 rank: No. 6
GDP: $2.833 trillion (2007 est.)
Population: 82,369,548 (total country); 581,858 (total city)
Life expectancy: 79.1 years

No. 7 (tie): Munich, Germany
Mercer score: 107
2007 rank: No. 8
GDP: $2.833 trillion (2007 est.)
Population: 82,369,548 (total country); 1,332,650 (total city)
Life expectancy: 79.1 years

No. 7 (tie): Frankfurt, Germany
Mercer score: 107
2007 rank: No. 7
GDP: $2.833 trillion (2007 est.)
Population: 82,369,548 (total country); 3,700,000 (total city)
Life expectancy: 79.1 years

No. 9: Bern, Switzerland
Mercer score: 106.5
2007 rank: No. 9
GDP: $319.7 billion (2007 est.)
Population: 8,205,533 (total country); 122,178 (total city)
Life expectancy: 79.36 years

No. 10: Sydney, Australia
Mercer score: 106.3
2007 rank: No. 9
GDP: $766.8 billion (2007 est.)
Population: 20,600,856 (total country); 4,297,100 (total city)
Life expectancy: 80.73 years

Who knows, in future, Malaysia will be in the top list?
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Post  gi@NT on 13/06/08, 03:58 pm

salam...

walau apo pun ranking yg kuar.....

malaysia mmg tetap dihati....
dulu... kini.... dan selamanya...

kerana mu malaysia...



lol!
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Post  oskarhasdinor on 13/06/08, 11:11 pm

Salam,

Betul Giant. Kalau aku boleh balik Malaysia sekarang ni, memang aku nak balik. Walaupun aku duduk tak jauh dari Duesselldorf (50km), Malaysia tetap di hatikku. Very Happy

Macam manapun terima kasihlah Puan FarZeila untuk maklumat ranking tuh. Bye.

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Post  far_ziela on 18/06/08, 01:14 pm

oskar.... kte "cik" lagi laaaa belum "puan" lagi.. panggil ila atau fazie jer ok Very Happy
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Post  gi@NT on 19/06/08, 01:19 am

cik????
puan???

cik puan??

yayayyayyayayayay

lol!
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Post  far_ziela on 20/06/08, 09:47 am

giant... yayaya aper?
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Post  AbgD.CM-BSB on 29/06/08, 02:17 pm

Cik Ziela..
simpuhan mu itu macam gaya pengacara Nona laa..kelass gitu..!!

GAmbar tu kat rumah you ker..?? macam istana jer luas nyer..
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Post  far_ziela on 30/06/08, 10:22 am

abg.D

tu mmg simpuhan pengacara nona tp yg TAK DAPAT masuk list Very Happy

tu gmbar masa g training kat lobby hotel singgahsana, PJ. umah sy, Insya'Allah akan datang macam tu la
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Post  Rosli on 30/06/08, 11:58 am

Antara cik dan puan - satu teka teki kiskiskis...

Abe D, moto model gapo tuh??
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Post  AbgD.CM-BSB on 18/07/08, 07:19 pm

Lie..
motor tu brand BMW..model apa tu kawe tak periksa..kat m'sia tak jumpa lg motor tu..
tu amik gambar kt dpn GAleri Lafayete ..
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