6 Dec 2012

Honolulu ranked as American city with best quality of life

11:34 am on 6 December 2012

Honolulu has been ranked as the American city with the best quality of life by the Mercer consulting firm.

Mercer is a human resources and investment consultant with 20,000 employees in more than 40 countries.

The company ranked Honolulu number one for the United States in 2011 and 2012, after considering 39 factors such as public services, recreation, natural environment, and law enforcement.

Honolulu mayor Peter Carlisle said Honolulu is a fantastic place to live, work and raise a family, and it's perfectly poised to be the lean, clean, smart city of the future.

Worldwide, Vienna retains the top spot as the city with the world's best quality of living, Zurich and Auckland follow in second and third place, respectively, and Munich is in fourth place, followed by Vancouver, which ranked fifth.

Düsseldorf dropped one spot to rank sixth followed by Frankfurt in seventh, Geneva in eighth, Copenhagen in ninth, and Bern and Sydney tied for tenth place.