Which city across the globe is the best to live in?
For its 2012 Quality of Living Survey, global consulting firm Mercer analyzed local living conditions in 460 cities based on 39 factors including political stability, crime, access to medical supplies and services, air pollution, schools and recreation.
The annual list is used to help multinational companies decide fair compensation for employees assigned abroad.
Kicking off the top 10 with a tie is Sydney, Australia (pictured).
Keep clicking to find out which cities topped Mercer's 2012 Quality of Living rankings...
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