The Mercer City Infrastructure Ranking for 2012 rates the world’s best cities according to infrastructure
Dubai has been ranked as having the 34th best infrastructure in the world, according to the Mercer City Infrastructure Ranking for 2012, making it the only Middle Eastern city to appear in the top 50 list.
An annual list released by the research consultancy, the Mercer survey ranks infrastructure in the world’s cities against a comprehensive checklist. This includes electricity supply, water availability, telephone and mail services, public transportation, traffic congestion and the range of international flights from local airports.
“Infrastructure has a significant effect on the quality of living that expatriates experience. While often taken for granted when functioning to a high standard, a city’s infrastructure can generate severe hardship when it is deficient. Companies need to provide adequate allowances to compensate their international workers for these and other hardships,” said Slagin Parakatil, senior researcher at Mercer.
Dubai’s ranking made it the best in the Middle East, with the majority of the region’s cities ranking outside the top 100. Abu Dhabi (72), Muscat (94) and Cairo (95) are the next highest ranked Arab cities, according to Mercer.
Doha, the capital of Qatar, is ranked at 102, while Tunis and Manama occupy ranks 103 and 110 respectively. Meanwhile, Baghdad was the lowest ranking city regionally at 220, narrowly missing out to Sana’a in Yemen, which came in at 219.
The full list:
|6||Hong Kong||Hong Kong|
|13||Atlanta, GA||United States|
|15||Dallas, TX||United States|
|22||Washington, DC||United States|
|28||Chicago, IL||United States|
|30||New York City, NY||United States|
|31||Boston, MA||United States|
|34||Dubai||United Arab Emirates|
|37||Philadelphia, PA||United States|
|40||Honolulu, HI||United States|
|48||Miami, FL||United States|