Gina Florio
March 31, 2017 11:18 am

When public transportation in your town shuts down yet again or the rent prices skyrocket for the umpteenth time in a row, you can’t help but wonder what it would be like to live somewhere else. You might want to consider the city with the highest quality of life — Vienna. A study was done to examine the socioeconomic conditions of major cities across the world, and the outcome says that Vienna comes out on top. Let’s examine why.

Vienna, Austria is rich in culture, has some of the best universities on the planet, is very clean and environmentally friendly, and the housing there is totally affordable. Honestly, where tf do we sign up?


A certain person you may know by the name of Sigmund Freud hailed from Vienna, which might be why there is so much high-quality counseling and therapy available all around the city of Vienna. Additionally, the study found that the skill and competency of hospital staff was “very high” and the speed in completing examinations is “high.” It seems that if your health isn’t at its best, Vienna is the best place to live.

Because Austria has such a strong social market economy, they’re ranked the 14th wealthiest country in the world. According to the World Bank, Austria has one of the highest Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per person, which translates to a pretty sweet living situation for the people living in Vienna.

The public transportation is said to be amazing, there are over 18,500 organic farms, and the housing is both affordable and beautiful. Seriously. Excuse us while we pack our bags.