A co-worker just sent me the most recent quality of life survey conducted by the consulting/staffing/HR giant Mercer. Looks like Europe is the place to be when it comes to living well in 2009, with Vienna booting Zurich from the top spot in the "overall living" category. I've been to Vienna and I've got to say, it was pretty dang nice - clean, friendly and easy to get around. I had a blast, but enough of that.
Geneva came in third place with Vancouver and Auckland tied for fourth place. There was also a list for infrastructure only with the top five shaping up as follows: Singapore, Munich, Copenhagen, Tsukuba and Yokohama (both in Japan). London scored eighth on the infrastructure list (38th overall) and the city that rated lowest overall was... wait for it... Baghdad. Big shock on that one.