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Old 12-04-2011, 04:08 PM
 
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Mercer, a British consulting firm, ranked the world's cities in terms of quality of life. Pittsburgh just made the top 50.

U.S. cities get no love in worldwide quality of living survey | News To Me with George Mathis

Vienna was #1. The Best North American city was Vancouver at #5.

US cities went
Honolulu (29)
San Francisco (30)
Boston (36)
Chicago and Washington, D.C. (tied, along with Madrid, at 43),
New York (47)
Seattle (48)

All of which are the "usual" suspects so for Pittsburgh to do that well despite its poor reputation is pretty good. But I'm surprised that the oft mentioned Portland Oregon didn't make it.

No American city made the list for Personal Safety.

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Old 12-04-2011, 04:13 PM
 
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Pittsburgh just made the top 50.
3-way tie for #49, with Kobe and Yokohama.

2011 Quality of Living survey
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Old 12-04-2011, 04:28 PM
 
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Chicago, Honolulu, Houston and San Francisco are off the Personal Safety ranking chart, all rank 53. I thought Pittsburgh's safety among American cities was really good. Apparently Chicago, Honolulu, Houston and San Francisco are safer than Pittsburgh? I find that hard to believe.
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Old 12-04-2011, 05:04 PM
 
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At another site I speculated that they may be using City crime statistics rather than Metro statistics. Pittsburgh does much better in Metro than City, largely because the City is relatively small in area.
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Old 12-04-2011, 05:06 PM
 
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I guess that's including per capita/size for Chi-Town, H-Town, & San Fran, but I can believe that we're more dangerous than Honolulu
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Old 12-04-2011, 05:35 PM
 
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I guess that's including per capita/size for Chi-Town, H-Town, & San Fran, but I can believe that we're more dangerous than Honolulu
I don't know . . . according to television, there are all kinds of crazy things going on in Hawai'i.
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Old 12-04-2011, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Chicago, Honolulu, Houston and San Francisco are off the Personal Safety ranking chart, all rank 53. I thought Pittsburgh's safety among American cities was really good. Apparently Chicago, Honolulu, Houston and San Francisco are safer than Pittsburgh? I find that hard to believe.
I find it hard to believe Chicago ranks safer than Pittsburgh.
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:40 PM
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The exact method of ranking is a bit mysterious, but Mercer says it ranks living conditions according to 39 factors, including political stability, currency exchange regulations, traffic congestion, availability of food and climate.
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Old 12-05-2011, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Due North of Potemkin City Limits
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I don't know . . . according to television, there are all kinds of crazy things going on in Hawai'i.
Pittsburgh makes Top 50 in the world.-dog-bounty-hunter-duane-chapman.jpg
You mean this douche bag?
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Old 12-05-2011, 04:45 AM
 
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Congrats, Pittsburgh.

I find it funny as hell that no US city got a ranking for personal safety.
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