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World's best city for European expats

Copenhagen tops global liveability rankings for European expatriates by ECA

Relocating is not always easy. But moving to a city that matches or even improves your living standards makes it a whole lot less troublesome.

If you are a European citizen, Copenhagen and Bern are the cities most likely to be the perfect fit when moving abroad for an international assignment, according to ECA International’s Location Ratings.

“Excellent medical facilities, low crime, good educational institutions, decent air quality and solid infrastructure have contributed to Copenhagen and Bern topping our global rankings for quality of living for European assignees,” - Neil Ashman, Senior Location Ratings Analyst, ECA International.

Work-life balance is big in Copenhagen

ECA’s Location Ratings system evaluates a host of factors to form an assessment of the overall quality of living in more than 470 locations worldwide. The rankings help companies establish appropriate allowances to compensate employees for the adjustment required when going on international assignment.

Factors assessed include climate, availability of health services, housing and utilities, isolation, air quality, infrastructure, personal safety, political tensions, and access to a social network and leisure facilities.

Read more about ECA International’s global liveability rankings here.

Best expat city for Europeans