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Dublin is a better city to live in than New York, London and Paris

According to a new survey.

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DUBLIN IS THE 33rd best city in the world in which to live, a new study says.

The Irish capital makes it above New York, London and Paris on the 18th Mercer Quality of Living survey.

Vienna tops the list of best cities, with Zurich second. Auckland in New Zealand comes in third while Munich and Vancouver complete the top five.

The top ten is filled out by Dussledorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, Copenhagen and Sydney.

Irish emigration hotspots Toronto, Melbourne and Perth placed 15th, 16th and 21st, respectively.

Dublin’s ranking of 33rd puts it behind Calgary, but above the likes of Boston, Brisbane and Barcelona.

The capital also ranks above Paris, London and New York.

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The survey tracks the quality of life of cities for multinational companies, informing them where to locate and how much to pay staff.

It examined social and economic conditions, health, education, housing and environmental factors.

It also includes a personal safety ranking based on internal stability, crime levels, performance of local law enforcement, and the home country’s relationship with other countries.

Dublin is the only city in the Republic on the list, with Belfast coming in at number 64, above Houston, Miami and Atlanta.

The worst city in the world is Baghdad in Iraq, joined by Bangui in the Central African Republic and Sana’a in Yemen.

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