Copenhagen is the world’s ninth best city for expats

Copenhagen is the ninth best city in the world for expatriates well ahead of other Scandinavian capital cities according to the Mercer 2015 Quality of Living Rankings.
Copenhagen is the ninth most attractive city in the world for expats. Stockholm, Sweden, is no. 19, Helsinki, Finland, is no. 31 and Oslo, Norway, is no. 32.

Copenhagen has a lot to offer its international citizens. The recent Mercer ranking adds to the prestigious title as the World’s Most Liveable City awarded by Monocle Magazine in 2013 and 2014. Moreover, Denmark is the second best country in the world on developing, attracting and retaining talent for companies that operate here, according to the IMD World Talent Report 2014”, says Claus Lønborg CEO, Copenhagen Capacity.

Please also see Denmark no. 2 in IMD World Talent Report 2014.

Mercer’s Quality of Living Rankings cover 230 prevalent destinations for globally mobile talent and are based on Mercer’s Quality of Living Survey. Living conditions are analysed according to 39 factors, grouped in 10 categories:

  • Political and social environment (political stability, crime, law enforcement).
  • Economic environment (currency exchange regulations, banking services).
  • Socio-cultural environment (media availability and censorship, limitations on personal freedom).
  • Medical and health considerations (medical supplies and services, infectious diseases, sewage, waste disposal, air pollution).
  • Schools and education (standards and availability of international schools).
  • Public services and transportation (electricity, water, public transportation, traffic congestion).
  • Recreation (restaurants, theatres, cinemas, sports and leisure).
  • Consumer goods (availability of food/daily consumption items, cars).
  • Housing (rental housing, household appliances, furniture, maintenance services).
  • Natural environment (climate, record of natural disasters).

TOP 10 cities

1. Vienna
2. Zurich
3. Auckland
4. Munich
5. Vancouver
6. Dusseldorf
7. Frankfurt
8. Geneva
9. Copenhagen
10. Sydney

See more about the Mercer 2015 Quality of Living Rankings