Posted On 15 Mar 2017
Quito ranked among the ten cities with the best quality of life in Latin America, surpassing cities such as Sao Paulo (Brazil), Lima (Peru), Manaus (Brazil), Mexico City, Bogota (Colombia) and Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic).
The ranking was made by the US consultancy firm Mercer to support international companies with the aim of indicating which cities are most suitable to send their employees as expatriates or to establish new headquarters or branches.
The global ranking, which considered 231 cities, is led by Vienna, the capital of Austria, which obtained good ratings on transport, health standards, safety for its inhabitants and access to public services, according to the BBC World website.
Ilya Bonic, president of Mercer, said that most of the top cities are located in Europe, that despite the tumultuous past months and the economic uncertainty, maintain their high standards on issues such as security and access to public services.
In the overall ranking, the Ecuadorian capital ranked 121, BBC World reported.
Among the cities with the worst quality of life in the world are Baghdad, the capital of Iraq, in the rank 231. Bangui (Central African Republic), Sana (Yemen), Khartoum (South Sudan), N’Djamena (Chad) Damascus (Syria), Brazzaville (Congo) are also included in this cathegory.