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Auckland rated in top three cities in the world

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20 February 2014

Auckland rated in top three cities in the world

Auckland has taken third spot in Mercer’s 2014 Quality of Living rankings for the second year in a row, cementing its position as a world-class city.

Auckland features behind quality European destinations Vienna and Zurich, in first and second place respectively.

Mercer praised Auckland for its stellar quality of living and said that Auckland’s ranking in the top three cities reinforces New Zealand as an attractive destination for overseas expatriates.

Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) Chief Executive Brett O’Riley says this is another feather in Auckland’s cap.

“To consistently feature in the top three in the prestigious Mercer rankings is a great credit to Auckland and acknowledgement of our progress to becoming the world’s most liveable city,” he says.

The announcement comes hot-on-the-heels of Auckland celebrating its biggest weekend of events and tourism since Rugby World Cup 2011, with the city welcoming around 200,000 people for major events.

Mercer’s Quality of Living Index ranks cities to help multinational employers pay their global workforce fairly when they’re on international assignments. 

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