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What city has world's best quality of life?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by bmc, Dec 4, 2012.


  1. bmc

    bmc

    Nov 15, 2003
    Switzerland
  2. Indiana Mike

    Indiana Mike

    Nov 18, 2005
    Not the one I live in for sure....
     
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  4. MrLenny1

    MrLenny1 Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2009
    N.H.
    How's the gigging in Geneva?
     
  5. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2011
    San Franciscco, CA
    San Francisco has the best quality of life for me, but I have met people that hate it here.
     
  6. hgiles

    hgiles

    Nov 8, 2012
    Virginia
    Those places are all fine if you're already set financially.
     
  7. hdracer

    hdracer Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    No city has any kind of good quality of life....
     
  8. As far as I'm concerned no city has quality of life - based on being a city.
    It's like asking which is better a kick in the throat, explosive diarrhea with vomiting or a pitbull and a rabid wolf in your pants.
     
  9. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    For you. I'd say "quality of life" is subjective.

    Defined: "your personal satisfaction (or dissatisfaction) with the cultural or intellectual conditions under which you live (as distinct from material comfort)"

    Quality of Life
     
  10. Jim Nazium

    Jim Nazium Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2007
    Takoma Park, MD (DC)
    I agree that it is subjective. For me having an active live music scene is important; lots of people wouldn't care about that.

    I'm not sure I agree with separating material comfort, however. The cost of housing makes a big difference to me. I have to balance cultural and intellectual conditions against the job market and how much it costs to live there.
     
  11. Bassamatic

    Bassamatic keepin' the beat since the 60's Supporting Member

    No city has quality of life? Whoever says that has never spent time in any European cities. Florence, Munich, Paris and Lyon, Barcelona, the list goes on and on of wonderful places where people truly enjoy life while having the conveniences of a city.

    Even in the USA there are some pretty good places - Portland, The Keys, Charleston and Charlotte come to mind as decent places with cultural life and moderate costs.
     
  12. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Casting out the nines Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2006
    Northern California
  13. Southpaw5

    Southpaw5

    Jul 18, 2009
    Boston
    The results are way too heavily European centric, I wouldn't put much stock in the results. Nothing against Europe, but the results are far too imbalanced not to take them with a grain of salt.
     
  14. jasper383

    jasper383 Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2004
    Durham NC
    I find this kind of research and accompanying story meaningless.

    There are people in those cities living a life of horror, and people in Gary Indiana living a very very high quality life.
     
  15. bassguppy

    bassguppy Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2003
    Latitude 65

    :D
     
  16. pocketgroove

    pocketgroove

    Jun 28, 2010
    Detroit
  17. This list is strange...

    For some reason the list Brussels (No22) my hometown and a horrible place to live! But no a sign of London which IMO should definitely at least be in the top 30.
     
  18. D.A.R.K.

    D.A.R.K. Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2003
    Interesting topic and responses.
    Oddly, when I think about the two cities i've lived in most recently (DC and Baltimore) the more impoverished, dangerous
    and rougher of the two (Baltimore) is far better when it comes to overall quality of life.
    Because for me, it comes down to the people- and Baltimore has far fewer a**holes than DC.
     
  19. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2011
    San Franciscco, CA
     
  20. D.A.R.K.

    D.A.R.K. Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2003
    This is based solely on the attitude of the general populous,
    regardless of political beliefs :bag:
     
  21. Eublet

    Eublet Supporting Member

    Jul 28, 2006
    The best places to me are cities that are large enough to have a few things to do, bringing in some attractions, but aren't so overpopulated that it takes 2 hours to drive through them. Then you live 15-20 minutes outside of said city where it is suburban without also requiring you to sit fo an hour in traffic just to get to the grocery store. Usually that's a city for me with a population of less than 1 million metro, but greater then 500,000. After that, you just pick the geography, culture and climate you are after, and then you can find your perfect place to live most anywhere.
     



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