Philly Cracks Top 10 in U.S. for Quality of Life: Study

Philly’s a great place to live – a Top 10 place – according to a new international survey.

The City of Brotherly Love came in as 10th best in quality of life in the United States in human capital strategy company Mercer’s Quality of Living Rankings, reported

Philadelphia placed as the 57th best city on the entire planet in the survey, coming in one spot behind Pittsburgh, said

Vienna, Austria ranked No. 1 worldwide for the seventh-straight year while San Francisco came in No. 1 in the United States while placing 28th in the world.

The rankings factor in 39 elements including crime rates, economic status and access to quality education and health care in 440 cities around the world.

The goal of the rankings is to give companies an idea of the type of places they would most like employees to relocate to.

“Heightened domestic and global security threats, population displacement resulting from violence, and social unrest in key business centers around the world are all elements adding to the complex challenge facing multinational companies when analyzing the safety and health of their expatriate workforces,” said Ilya Bonic, senior partner and president of Mercer’s Talent business. “Multinational companies need accurate data and objective methods to determine the cost implications of deteriorating living standards and personal safety issues when compensating expatriates.”

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