Edinburgh has slipped one place from 45th to 46th, in Mercer’s Quality of Living Rankings (2018).
Meanwhile, Glasgow is up three places from 53rd to 50th.
The Rankings are based on an assessment of living conditions in Cities, according to 39 factors, grouped in 10 categories:
1. Political and social environment (political stability, crime, law enforcement)
2. Economic environment (currency exchange regulations, banking services)
3. Socio-cultural environment (censor-ship, limitations on personal freedom)
4. Medical and health considerations (medical supplies and services, infec-tious diseases, sewage, waste disposal, air pollution, etc.)
5. Schools and education (standard and availability of international schools)
6. Public services and transportation (elec-tricity, water, public transportation, traffic congestion, etc.)
7. Recreation (restaurants, theatres, movie theatres, sports and leisure, etc.)
8. Consumer goods (availability of food/ daily consumption items, cars, etc.)
9. Housing (rental housing, household appliances, furniture, maintenance services)
10. Natural environment (climate, record of natural disasters).
The full rankings are here