Auckland still has the world's third best quality of living, according to the latest Mercer Quality of Living survey.

The City of Sails came third in the previous survey in 2012, with Vienna and Zurich still the top two picks.

The survey ranks cities on factors such as culture and environment, political stability, safety, infrastructure and ease of doing business.

This year's survey also found that Wellington was the 12th most liveable city, one place higher than the last survey, while Sydney remained steady at 10th. The highest ranked Asian city was Singapore, at 25.


Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) Chief Executive Brett O'Riley said consistently featuring in the top three was "a great credit to Auckland and acknowledgement of our progress to becoming the world's most liveable city".

Mercer's Quality of Living Index ranks cities to help multinational employers pay their global workforce fairly when they're on international assignments.