Lonely Planet's best cities in the world for quality of life | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

London has topped the poll of 30 global cities in a PwC study of the best cities in the world for quality of life based on 40 different metrics. The study examined what 5,200 people from 16 countries thought about 30 global cities. The factors examined included well-developed infrastructure, innovation, leadership, influence in terms of economics/politics/culture, happiness, affordability, traffic congestion, strong public transport, entertainment and cultural attractions, income equality, safety, access to public education and public health, and great food. The top ten cities for quality of life were:


  1. London
  2. Paris
  3. New York
  4. Amsterdam
  5. Sydney
  6. Berlin
  7. Tokyo
  8. Toronto
  9. Stockholm
  10. Los Angeles