More Bad News for Delhi and Mumbai folks.
Looking to live the good life? Look no further than Hyderabad.
This is for you Delhiites. And Mumbaikars. If Vienna is not within reach, Hyderabad appears to be the city to settle to, if Mercers latest study is to be believed.
Hyderabad is the most livable one, according to the Mercer 2017 Quality of Living Index. It’s ranked at 144. Pune and Bengaluru have both slipped by one rank to 145 and 146, respectively, in this year’s ranking.
Delhi has been the ranked the lowest among the Indian cities for the second year in a row, according to the survey. It ranked at 161.
“The survey highlights that Indian cities that have been part of the survey haven’t made much progress on the quality of living scale since last year,” according to Ruchika Pal, Principal and India Practice Leader, Global Mobility, Mercer.
According to Navnit Singh, chairman and regional managing director of executive search firm, Korn Ferry: “Hyderabad is not at all an unattractive city for employment for talent unlike Chennai or Calcutta. Areas like Gachibowli, the new Hyderabad, with better and cheaper housing, good schools and good quality of living attract talent.”
Adds Achal Khanna, CEO, SHRM India: “Hyderabad is increasingly becoming a popular city for women given the safety factor. In terms of career progression and career opportunities for women at the senior level is yet to get a stimulus, while those at the mid-senior level have more opportunities.”
Globally, as the survey shows, Vienna is the best place for overall quality of living. Vienna has been on the top spot for eight consecutive years. The rest of the top-ten list are mostly filled by European cities– Zurich (2), Munich (4), Dusseldorf (6), Frankfurt (7), Geneva (8), Copenhagen (9), and Basel, a newcomer to the list, in 10th place.