Institute of international property research, Knight Frank, in The Wealth Report 2013, chose Zurich as the city with the best quality of life this year. Meanwhile, four other cities are Melbourne, Sydney, Toronto, and Frankfurt.
Criteria considered in selecting the five cities as it among other freedoms and political stability, individual security, crime, health facilities, public transportation, cultural and entertainment facilities, climate and the natural qualities of the city, and the environment created by its residents.
The largest city in Switzerland is a world financial center, where there are many financial institutions and banks are headquartered. Low tax rate makes this city attract foreign companies to set up offices here. In addition to Knight Frank, Zurich is also chosen by many pollsters as the city with the best quality of life.
Australia’s second most populous city is also nicknamed the City of Gardens. The city is the birthplace of pop culture’s State Kangaroos, such as Australia and the film department pertelivisian Australia. According to the Economist Intelligence Unit Research Group, in 2011 and 2012, Melbourne was voted the most liveable in the world.
If Melbourne is the second most populous city in Australia, Sydney is the most populous city. Cities with the iconic Opera House is surrounded by national parks Hyde Park and the Royal Botanic Garden, rivers and beaches, such as Bondi and Manly Beach.
Toronto is the largest city in Canada. Capital of Ontario’s population is among the most diverse in the world, with 49% of them were not born in Canada. Together Melbourne, Toronto is also consistently defended the title to be one of the nicest cities as a place to live in the world.
Frankfurt is the fifth largest city in Germany, with a population of 704,449 inhabitants in 2012 ago. Frankfurt is a city with the highest cost of living in Germany and in the list of 10 cities with the highest cost of living in the world.