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Atlanta among cities with highest quality of life in world ranking

When it comes to enjoying a high quality of life, Atlantans are doing pretty well compared to many of the world’s cities.

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That’s according to a new survey conducted by Mercer, the world's largest human resources consulting firm.

To come up with its 2017 Quality of Living ranking, analysts evaluated local living conditions in more than 450 cities surveyed worldwide. The ranking includes 231 of those cities.

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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.

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