On the one hand, we know that most European cities are not only suitable, but also pleasant for living.
On the other hand, there are differences. Why, for example, would an artist or musician prefer Berlin, while an economist or business analyst looks in the direction of Frankfurt am Main? In addition, Europeans themselves are much more sensitive to the qualitative differences between countries and cities.
Having moved to Europe, with time you will begin to feel the difference over time. Well, to make the right choice for yourself right away - take a look at the top European cities in 2019.
The main indicator by which cities in the top are compared is the quality of life. How is it measured? To do this, collect data on several dozens of parameters, for example, crime rate, average monthly expenses of residents, work of public transport, climatic conditions, garbage disposal efficiency, and so on. Based on all thirty-nine criteria expose the total score, or index. The index can already be compared to the city.
1. Vienna, the capital of Austria, keeps the first place for 10 years in a row yet. Architecture, history, transport, safety, leisure - in all respects Vienna gives a hundred points ahead to many competitors in this list.
2. Zurich, the largest city in Switzerland. Rightfully one of the safest cities. Quite high prices are mitigated by lower taxes and high incomes of residents. Great place for those who love the rules.
3. Munich. The cultural wealth here is perfectly combined with economic well-being and a comfortable urban environment. More than a third of the population are foreigners, as if hinting.
4. Düsseldorf and Frankfurt am Main. The first is a good example of a small but comfortable city that feels exactly like “advanced megacities”, but due to its size and developed infrastructure (including the metro), it really lives there like in one big house. The second one is a classic business city, the center of which looks like a great American metropolis, but it is worth going a little further and you find yourself in Germany, with all its coziness.
5. Geneva, Switzerland. Almost half of the population are foreigners (hello to Munich). Living here, you can be proud that Caesar himself knew about your city, and even wrote about it. The fact that you can visit the headquarters of almost all the major international organizations, you already know. With the criteria of quality of life, too, everything is in order.
6. Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark. In addition to the high quality of life in general, it stands out as one of the most convenient cities for cyclists. In the city harbor you can still swim (or already?). And there is also the inner “city in the city” - the autonomous region of Christiania (not connected with religion, but with the former King Christian), where a truly special atmosphere reigns.
7. Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. Insanely popular among tourists, able to rip off with Berlin in the number of bridges, the most bicycle-friendly city in Europe.
8. Berlin, the capital of Germany. Despite the informal status of one of the dirtiest cities in Europe, it is known as a city for creativity and study with a pronounced anarchist (and, therefore, open and tolerant too) spirit. Apparently, the mountains of cigarette butts on the streets are also created by residents for a reason. In addition, Berlin is quite affordable financially, well suited for the comfortable combination of life and work.
9. Hamburg, Germany. He received the highest marks in infrastructure and health care, an extremely comfortable and convenient city, by the way, the bicycle infrastructure here is also the best in Germany.
10. Bern and Basel, both in Switzerland. Highly valued in terms of security, both cities are well developed in other indicators, offering excellent opportunities for living, working and relaxing.