Throw in year-round sunshine, amazing restaurants, glorious beaches and top nightlife and it’s no wonder that Dubai ranked so highly.
Other factors considered included safety, climate and traffic, and each city’s cost of living was calculated using prices for consumer goods, groceries and rent.
Dubai’s cost of living was 22 compared to London’s 40, Paris’ 42 and New York’s 47.
Cities with the best quality of life were Wellington, New Zealand, Zurich, Switzerland, Copenhagen, Denmark, Edinburgh, UK and Vienna, Austria.
Following suit were Helsinki, Finland, Melbourne, Australia, Sydney, Australia, Frankfurt, Germany and Amsterdam, Netherlands at number 10 – but in our opinion nowhere tops our fair city, and we’ll stick with Dubai, thanks.