Quality of Life


Zurich regularly leads the field

The City of Zurich took first place seven consecutive times in the well-known Mercer quality of life study. Since 2009, Zurich has ranked in second place.

The study compares 230 cities focusing on 39 criteria, including the following:

  • Political and economic situation
  • Health care
  • Entertainment
  • Availability of shopping facilities
  • Schools
  • Housing and the environment

Swiss city ranking

In the Swiss city ranking, Zurich is in first and Winterthur in third place.