World Class Metropolis
Good life here and now: Auckland is ranked above Munich, Melbourne, Stockholm and Toronto to win sixth place for overall quality of life in a William M. Mercer survey of 215 cities, topped by Zurich in Switzerland. Ratings were based on 39 measures, including political stability, access to health and education services, hygiene, housing, safety and recreation. The Irish Times gets excited over Dublin coming in 35th. London and New York were 41st equal.