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India's 5 best cities to live in

Last updated on: December 5, 2012 11:36 IST

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Which are India's best cities to live in?

Indian cities do not fare well compared to their global peers in the list of world's best cities.

Among the Indian cities that figure in Mercer's latest worldwide survey of cities, Bangalore has emerged as the best city to live in India, pipping other metro cities such as New Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata, in terms of overall quality of living.

No Indian city could manage to find a place in the global list of 100 cities.

Bangalore (Rank 1)
Global rank: 139

Amongst Indian cities, Bangalore bags the first place among Indian cities in overall quality of living, according to Mercer's 2012 Quality of Living Index.

"Bangalore's rise in its quality of living ranking can be attributed to positive ratings for international schools which are suitable for expatriates," the report said.

Bangalore ranks 170 in city infrastructure in global rankings.

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Image: Commuters ride inside a carriage of a Namma Metro train as it travels along an elevated track in the Indira Nagar area of Bangalore.
Photographs: Vivek Prakash/Reuters.

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New Delhi (Rank 2)
Global rank: 143


New Delhi ranks a dismal 153 in city infrastructure.

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Mumbai (Rank 3)
Global rank: 146


In terms of city infrastructure, however, Mumbai (134) was ranked highest among Indian cities.

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Chennai (Rank 4)
Global rank: 150

In terms of infrastructure, Chennai is ranked at 168 globally.

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Kolkata (Rank 5)
Global rank: 151


Kolkata ranks 141 in terms of city infrastructure.



Image: A horse-cart passes in front of the Queen Victoria Memorial in Kolkata.
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