Dublin ranks 34th in latest global expat living standards survey
|Published:||24 Feb at 6 PM|
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Unsurprisingly, the result of the survey, carried out by international consultancy firm Mercers, showed European world cities at the top of the list, with Vienna coming in at first place. Zurich, Munich, Frankfurt and Dusseldorf all made it into the top ten.
The report was the result of an analysis of 39 factors deemed essential by expats, ranking the cities based on the results. European cities won out easily on political stability and comparatively low crime rates, with expats feeling safe in their new surroundings.
Dublin’s favoured position in the table was down to its educational excellence, low pollution levels and social and recreational facilities and activities. Ireland has seen few changes over the last several years, and infrastructure is at a high standard.
Canadian cities fared better than their USA counterparts, with Vancouver ranking fifth and Montreal and Toronto in the top 25. According to Mercers senior researcher Slagin Parakati, as the world economy becomes ever more globalised, it’s important to analyse the attractions of a large number of global cities in order to rate their suitability for expat professional staff in overseas branches.
He added that cities beyond the traditional world business and financial hubs are looking to improve their overall quality of life in order to attract more foreign companies to their CBDs. The need to attract the highest-rated staff has to be backed with attractive locations.
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