The World’s Best Places to Live 2008

Want to Know What are the best places to live in 2008? Here is the list of the world best places to live based on the 2008 Mercer Sc0re:

No. 1: Zurich

Switzerland
Mercer score: 108* 2007 rank: No. 1 GDP: $300.9 billion (2007 est.)** Population: 7,581,520 (total country); 347,517 (total city) Life expectancy: 80.74 years

No. 2 (tie): Vienna

Austria
Mercer score: 107.9 2007 rank: No. 3 GDP: $319.7 billion (2007 est.) Population: 8,205,533 (total country); 1,825,287 (total city) Life expectancy: 79.36 years

No. 2 (tie): Geneva

Switzerland
Mercer score: 107.9 2007 rank: No. 2 GDP: $300.9 billion (2007 est.) Population: 7,581,520 (total country); 185,000 (total city) Life expectancy: 80.74 years

No. 4: Vancouver

Canada
Mercer score: 107.6 2007 rank: No. 3 GDP: $1.274 trillion (2007 est.) Population: 33,212,696 (total country); 560,000 (total city) Life expectancy: 81.16 years

No. 5: Auckland

New Zealand
Mercer score: 107.3 2007 rank: No. 5 GDP: $112.6 billion (2007 est.) Population: 4,173,460 (total country); 1.18 million (total city) Life expectancy: 80.24 years

No. 6: Dusseldorf

Germany
Mercer score: 107.2 2007 rank: No. 6 GDP: $2.833 trillion (2007 est.) Population: 82,369,548 (total country); 581,858 (total city) Life expectancy: 79.1 years

No. 7 (tie): Munich

Germany
Mercer score: 107 2007 rank: No. 8 GDP: $2.833 trillion (2007 est.) Population: 82,369,548 (total country); 1,332,650 (total city) Life expectancy: 79.1 years

No. 7 (tie): Frankfurt

Germany
Mercer score: 107 2007 rank: No. 7 GDP: $2.833 trillion (2007 est.) Population: 82,369,548 (total country); 3,700,000 (total city) Life expectancy: 79.1 years

No. 9: Bern

Switzerland
Mercer score: 106.5 2007 rank: No. 9 GDP: $319.7 billion (2007 est.) Population: 8,205,533 (total country); 122,178 (total city) Life expectancy: 79.36 years
No. 10: Sydney
Australia
Mercer score: 106.3 2007 rank: No. 9 GDP: $766.8 billion (2007 est.) Population: 20,600,856 (total country); 4,297,100 (total city) Life expectancy: 80.73 years

No. 11: Copenhagen

Denmark
Mercer score: 106.2 2007 rank: No. 11 GDP: $204.6 billion (2007 est.) Population: 5,484,723 (total country); 1, 086,762 (total city) Life expectancy: 78.13 years

No. 12: Wellington

New Zealand
Mercer score: 105.8 2007 rank: No. 12 GDP: $112.6 billion (2007 est.) Population: 4,173,460 (total country); 370,000 (total city) Life expectancy: 80.24 years

No. 13: Amsterdam

Netherlands
Mercer score: 105.7 2007 rank: No. 13 GDP: $638.9 billion (2007 est.) Population: 16,645,313 (total country); 740,000 (total city) Life expectancy: 79.25 years

No. 14: Brussels

Belgium
Mercer score: 105.4 2007 rank: No. 14 GDP: $378.9 billion (2007 est.) Population: 10,403,951 (total country); 1,067,162 (total city) Life expectancy: 79.07 years

No. 15: Toronto

Canada
Mercer score: 105.3 2007 rank: No. 15 GDP: $1.274 trillion (2007 est.) Population: 33,212,696 (total country); 2,481,494 (total city) Life expectancy: 81.16 years

No. 16: Berlin

Germany
Mercer score: 105 2007 rank: No. 16 GDP: $2.833 trillion (2007 est.) Population: 82,369,548 (total country); 3,405,000 (total city) Life expectancy: 79.1 years

No. 17 (tie): Melbourne

Australia
Mercer score: 104.8 2007 rank: No. 17 GDP: $766.8 billion (2007 est.) Population: 20,600,856 (total country); 3,850,000 (total city) Life expectancy: 80.73 years

No. 17 (tie): Luxembourg

Luxembourg
Mercer score: 104.8 2007 rank: No. 18 GDP: $38.79 billion (2007 est.) Population: 486,006 Life expectancy: 79.18 years

No. 19: Ottawa

Canada
Mercer score: 104.7 2007 rank: No. 18 GDP: $1.274 trillion (2007 est.) Population: 33,212,696 (total country); 774,072 (total city) Life expectancy: 81.16 years

No. 20: Stockholm

Sweden
Mercer score: 104.5 2007 rank: No. 20 GDP: $333.1 billion (2007 est.) Population: 9,045,389 (total country); 794,700 (total city) Life expectancy: 80.74 years

No. 28: Honolulu

U.S.
Mercer score: 103.1 2007 rank: No. 27 GDP: $13.86 trillion (2007 est.) Population: 303,824,646 (total country); 380,000 (total city) Life expectancy: 78.14 years