Auckland ranked world’s third most liveable city

December 8, 2011

The Mercer 2011 Quality of Living Survey has labelled New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland, the third most liveable city in the world.

The city has moved up from fourth place last year and now lies behind the European cities of Vienna and Zurich.

Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) Manager Tourism Jason Hill says this is an outstanding result for the destination.

“Auckland has performed consistently well in this survey, but to jump to third spot and be the only Southern Hemisphere city ranked in the world’s top 10 is an excellent achievement,” he says.

Auckland was credited for having a good surrounding environment of parks and beaches and a wide selection of restaurants, which are both aspects of the destination that appeal to visitors.

“The liveability of a city typically makes it more attractive for visitors and we expect to see this reflected in positive levels of visitor satisfaction,” says Mr Hill.

The region has recently hosted the Rugby World Cup 2011 an event which saw the area draw strong crowds and an increase of 28 per cent in arrivals for the same period last year.

“Following on from Auckland’s great success with the Tournament this is another reason for Aucklanders to feel extremely proud of our world-class city,” says Mr Hill.

The Mercer 2011 Quality of Living Survey evaluated 221 cities – compared with New York City – on politics, socio-economics, health, education, transport and housing.

As the world’s third most liveable city, Auckland can offer an array of opportunities to both you and your family, for more information about what Auckland could offer you and how to make a move, call The Emigration Group on 01244 321414.

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