(from stuff.co.nz/) Auckland is the third best city in the world for quality of life, according to an international survey.
Consultancy giant Mercer's Quality of Living Index ranks New Zealand's biggest city third out of 450 cities. Austrian capital Vienna was top, and Switzerland's largest city, Zurich, was second.
Auckland and Vancouver (5) are the only non-European cities in the top 10.
Auckland “nearly tops the list again with its well-balanced economy, idyllic environment, and high levels of personal safety,” Mercer said.
Auckland also beat out Australian cities Sydney, Melbourne and Perth while Wellington came 15th.
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