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Dublin is almost the best city in the world for North Americans to live in

Surprisingly, second only to a city in North America

NEW RESEARCH HAS found Dublin to be the second most livable location in the world for North American employees.

This makes it the most livable city for North Americans outside of North America – with Ireland’s capital city ranking only behind the Canadian city of Toronto.

This comes in a study from ECA International, a consultancy firm that provides assistance to companies with global operations.

Most livable places 

Dublin’s position puts it ahead of a number of other North American cities for livability.

Coming in joint third place were the Canadian cities of Ottawa and Vancouver.

Seattle and Boston came in in joint seventh place, with Greenwich following in eleventh position, and Montreal at fourteenth.

The international locations deemed hardest to adapt to live in were the Afghan cities of Lashkar Gah and Kandahar. 

Factors involved 

The reason given for Dublin’s high position was that it is the easiest city for North Americans to adapt to.

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The new information focuses specifically on locations suitable to North Americans – meaning that distance from home, differences in culture, language and climate play a big role in determining a places position.

Speaking about this, Vice President of ECA International New York, Michael Witowski, said:

Where an employee is going from and to can affect the level of adaptation required on the part of the assignee for some of the factors we measure.

“While Toronto ranks at the top for Americans it falls to 30th for someone coming from Europe and 54th for someone coming from Asia. For European expatriates, Bern and Copenhagen are the most liveable location while, someone expatriating from Asia will find it easiest to adapt to living and working in Singapore,” said Witowski.

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