June 22, 2011
Helsinki claims the Number 1 spot in Monocle Magazine's 2011 Quality of Life survey, which ranks the top 25 cities in the world to call home. Rising from fifth position in 2010, Helsinki outperformed Zürich (2.) and Copenhagen (3.) to win the title of the world's most liveable city in 2011. Mainly European cities were selected in the top 10 with one Japanese (Tokyo) and two Australian cities (Melbourne, Sydney) rising through the ranks. The issue also contains a 24-page Florence city survey, a list of the "most impossible jobs" in the world and a survey on China's probably "worst" city, Dongguan.