London: It is the so-called “city of dreams” that counts some of the greatest luminaries of music and art among its erstwhile inhabitants.
And it seems Vienna still has plenty to boast about, as it has been named the best place to live in the world – for the third year running.
The Austrian capital, which was home to Mozart, Beethoven and Klimt, among others, and has a population of 1.7 million, has the best living standards in the world, according to an annual quality of living survey.
European cities represent more than half of the top 25 cities in the rankings, which are based on factors such as crime, food and climate.
Zurich was ranked second, followed by Auckland, New Zealand, and Munich and Dusseldorf. Just one UK city makes it into the top 50, with London coming in at 38th – one place up from last year and ahead of New York in 47th. Cape Town is ranked 88th and Joburg is at 94.