Several European cities offer the world’s highest quality of living, according to the ranking, with Vienna, Austria, topping the list.
Of the 231 cities on the list, only 17 American cities made the cut.
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San Francisco, California (29) was the highest ranking U.S. city.
Atlanta came in at No. 65 and tied in 14th place with Montreal, Canada, for city infrastructure. The metro ranked 13th of the 17 U.S. cities.
According to analysts, city infrastructure, airport/bus connectivity, clean drinking water and reliability of electricity supplies are some of the big factors contributing to the high quality of living in both the U.S. and Canada.
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But traffic congestion is a concern in cities throughout the region.
Learn more about the study and its methodology.