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Monday, March 1

Urban quality of life survey (for expatriates)
Source: Mercer Consulting

Zurich #1, Munich #10, Berlin #15, SF #24, NYC #38, Atlanta #66.
Baghdad was last (#215)...

The analysis was based on an evaluation of 39 quality of life criteria for
each city including political, social, economic and environmental factors,
personal safety and health, education, transport and other public services.

US cities have slipped in the rankings this year as tighter restrictions have
been imposed on entry to the country.

(Added April 3):
New US program requires foreigners from allied countries to be fingerprinted and photographed
Source: Wired News

List of countries: Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom

Canadian citizens are exempt.

Added April 23
Expat Advice | Expat Forum

Cost of Living Index: Argentina's the most expensive place listed. Hungary's the cheapest.