PHOTO: GIL ALCOCK/STUFF – Auckland came 3rd out of 450 cities assessed by international HR consultancy Mercer.

Consultancy giant Mercer’s Quality of Living Index has ranked the Super City third out of 450 cities. Austrian capital Vienna was top, and Switzerland’s largest city, Zurich, was second. Auckland shared third place with German city Munich.

Wellington came in at 15th place, followed by Melbourne at 16th place. Sydney was Australia’s top-ranked city at 10.

​Mercer New Zealand CEO Martin Lewington said the City of Sails remained an attractive place to do business.

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“There are a number of factors which have contributed to companies looking at establishing headquarters or relocating expats to Auckland,”  he said.