Beirut ranks 181 st in world in quality of living

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March 17, 2015 By The Daily Star

Beirut’s quality of living ranked in 181st place globally and 15th in the Middle East and North Afrcia, according to the 2015Mercer Consulting survey, which surveyed living standards in 230 cities worldwide and 24 cities in the region. 

The Lebanese capital ranked in 49th place among 58 cities in upper middle income countries included in the 2015 survey. 
Based on the 220 cities that were included in both the 2010 and 2015 surveys, Beirut came in 171st place globally in 2015, similar to its rank in the 2010 survey, as reported by Byblos Bank’s Lebanon this Week. 

Beirut was among 30 cities whose rank remained unchanged between 2010 and 2015, while the rank of 79 cities declined and that of 111 cities improved. The study evaluates the cities on the basis of 39 key quality-of-living determinants grouped in 10 categories that include political, economic and sociocultural factors, in addition to health care & sanitation, schools & education, public services & transportation, recreation, consumer goods, housing and the natural environment.

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