Vienna voted the best city to live in the world

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It can boast musical and artistic greats like Mozart, Beethoven and Klimt as past residents.

And, for the third year running, Vienna can also call itself the best place to live in the world.

The annual Mercers survey has named the Austrian capital again for its high standards of living, based on facilities, crime, food, education and climate.

European cities have fared extremely well, comprising more than half of the top 25 cities, out of the list of 221.

Zurich in Switzerland came in at second place, Auckland in New Zealand was third, while Munich and Dusseldorf in Germany completed the top five.

London, the only UK city to make the top 50, made it in at number 38, a few places ahead of New York in 47th place.

According to the Daily Mail, the survey also revealed a list of the safest cities to live in the world, which was topped by Luxumbourg, followed by Bern in Switzerland, Helsinki in FInland, and Zurich.

Unsurprisingly, Baghdad in Iraq was propping up the list in the bottom spot, being voted to have the worst standard of living and to be the least safest place to live.

Other cities with low living standards include N'Djamena, Chad, at number 220, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, at number 219, and Bangui, Central African Republic at number 218.

Vienna is a wonderful place for a romantic city break (and, of course, to see why it's been voted the place place to live in the world). It boasts beautiful old white buildings, stunning parks, old castles, and picturesque coffees shops famous for their delicious traditional Viennese cakes.

And on a whistlestop sightseeing tour, don't miss the St Stephen's Cathedral or the Schönbrunn Schloss, the decadent palace that is now a UNESCO world cultural heritage site.

See more about visiting Vienna below:

City break guide: Vienna

City break guide: Vienna


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