Many people dream of packing up their belongings and starting a new life abroad — even if it’s just for a little while. With technology making remote work much easier and globalization expanding the reach of companies, it is easier than ever to fulfill this dream.
Mercer, a company that provides quality of living data, is here to help those fantasizing about international adventures and cultural immersion. The company released a global ranking of livability in 2019, measuring everything about a city from its culture to its healthcare and education systems. We used this combined with The Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Global Liveability Index 2019 to create a list of 75 cities celebrated for offering the best quality of life. In general, Switzerland, Australia, Germany and Canada came out on top, each with several cities that rank in the top half of our list.
Even if an international move isn’t possible for you, these rankings provide a great indicator of cities that are pleasant to visit or at least dream about traveling to in the future. Which of these livable cities inspire you the most?