5 Cities with Best Quality of Life in the World 2013

A good city, will give a lot of “goodness” for the people, on the contrary, a poor town / city, will give a lot of stress to the population. The world is so vast, there are many big cities you can visit (and perhaps you also live there), but, however, not all the major cities in the world can provide comfort to you.

Knight Frank (the world’s leading independent property consultancy), via The Wealth Report 2013, chose Zurich (Switzerland) as the city with the best quality of life this year (2013). This is of course not a surprising news, because this city during the past few years, it is a spectacular city in many ways. And furthermore, the four other cities are: Frankfurt (Germany), Toronto (Canada), Sydney (Australia), and Melbourne (Australia).

1. Zurich
It is a very comfortable city to live. Everyone will feel welcome and comfortable stay in the city. Switzerland’s largest city is the financial center of the world, where there are many financial institutions and largest banks. Zurich is also one of the most expensive cities in the world. And if you like rail transport, as well as airport, you will find “perfection” in this city, because Zürich is one of the central meeting rail traffic which is very amazing, highways, and airplanes.

2. Frankfurt
It is the fifth largest city in Germany, and also the largest city in the German state of Hesse. Regarding the cost of living, Frankfurt is the most expensive city in Germany. The city has an area of ​​approximately 248.31 km2, with population of 691,518 (2011). Population density is 2,785/km2, with elevation approximately 112 m above sea level.

3. Toronto
It is the largest city in Canada, and is also the capital of the province of Ontario, has a population of approximately 2,615,060 (2011). Population in the city is among the most diverse in the world, with 49% of the population of whom were not born in Canada. City of Toronto has an area of ​​about 630 km2 (7,125 km2 for the metro area), with a population density of about 4,149 / km2. It is located at an altitude of about 76 m above sea level.

4. Sydney
If Melbourne is the second most populous city in Australia, Sydney is the most populous city. A popular city with the iconic Opera House is surrounded by Hyde Park (Australia’s oldest park) and the Royal Botanic Garden, rivers and beaches, such as Bondi and Manly Beach. The city is very large, with an area of ​​12,144.6 km², and a population of 4,627,345 (2011).

5. Melbourne
It is the second most populous city in Australia, has an area of ​​8.806 km², with a population of 4,246,345. It is located at an altitude of about 31 m above sea level. Density is 1.567/km². Melbourne has four times to get the title of “The World’s Most Livable Cities” from The Economist, which in 2002 and 2004. In 2011 and 2012, Melbourne get the 1st rank of The World’s Most Livable Cities. Melbourne metropolitan area also has the largest tram network in the world. The main airport for Melbourne is Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine Airport). Avalon Airport, located in the west of Melbourne, is being developed as a second airport.

Criteria considered in selecting the five cities are: freedom and political stability, individual security, crime rates, health facilities, public transport, cultural and entertainment facilities, climate, water, and air quality, and the environment created by its inhabitants.

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