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Philly Ranked 57th in World for Quality of Life

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It cracked the top 10 in the U.S., too

Calling Philly "57th best" doesn't sound as good as No. 1, but we'll take it. In a new survey involving 230 cities, Philadelphia was ranked the 57th best city in the world for quality of life.

Mercer's annual Quality of Life survey looked at a number of factors, including cities' economic environment, medical and health services, education, public transportation, recreation, and availability of rental housing. Vienna took the top spot in the survey, while Baghdad was at the bottom.

No U.S. cities cracked the top 20, though San Francisco came in at No. 28. Here are the top 10 cities in the U.S. for quality of life:

  1. San Francisco
  2. Boston
  3. Honolulu
  4. Chicago
  5. NYC
  6. Seattle
  7. LA
  8. Washington
  9. Pittsburgh
  10. Philadelphia