‘Edinburgh ranked second in the world for quality of life’

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Here’s the table based a Deutsche Bank survey:

  1. Wellington, New Zealand
  2. Edinburgh, UK
  3. Vienna, Austria
  4. Melbourne, Australia
  5. Zurich, Switzerland
  6. Copenhagen, Denmark
  7. Ottawa, Canada
  8. Boston, United States
  9. Amsterdam, Netherlands

47 global cities were compared in the survey. Previous surveys have tended to be more heavily dominated by Australian, Canadian and New Zealand cities with only Vienna making an entry from Europe. Edinburgh placing at 2nd is a stunning achievement. Mega-cities like London and Tokyo tended to do badly on crime levels, congestion, pollution and long commuting times.

Edinburgh also rated as a less stressful place to live and work and, of course, its ranking benefitted from the wide range of cultural activities it hosts.

With regard to the comment above about crime, it’s worth noting that in a survey designed to help parents and potential students choose a safe place to study, ‘violence against the person with injury’ was far lower in any of the five Scottish cities, including Glasgow, than in any of the English cities. The lowest scores for English university cities was around 4 incidents per 1 000 students with most scoring above 10. Glasgow scored 1.4 and the other Scottish cities scored less than 1.




2 thoughts on “‘Edinburgh ranked second in the world for quality of life’

  1. John May 5, 2017 / 5:59 pm

    And it will get even better with an SNP/GREENS controlled council !


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