11 Great Cities to Live in 2016

  • 1 Valencia, Spain
    According to the Urban Europe report, this coastal city is currently experiencing a bump in tourism that tips its hand as a charming place to be. You’ll find cheap rent, great food and glorious beaches here, too.
  • 2 Toronto, Canada
    Toronto earned high marks for its quality of life in not just one but two global surveys this month. Come here if you’re looking to escape crowds and live among friendly neighbors from diverse backgrounds.
  • 3 Antwerp, Belgium
    You’ll fall fast and hard for this quaint city that, according to the Urban Europe report, is gaining traction as an “alternative destination.” If fashion, art and a bustling university scene are considered “alternative,” then we’re quite alright to call this home.
  • 4 Taipei, Taiwan
    Taiwan dominated the InterNations rankings because of its friendly residents and a lucrative economy for finding jobs and saving money. Street markets, cosmopolitan vibes and great food make Taipei the place to be.
  • 5 Sydney, Australia
    Who wouldn’t want to live this close to some of the most iconic surf spots on Earth? In fact, 59 percent of expats in Sydney report they’re more active than they were in their old hometowns, according the Expat Explorer survey.
  • 6 Santiago, Chile
    It isn’t often that a South American city graces a conversation about the best places to move abroad. But we’ll give Santiago kudos any day for its low cost of living and treasure trove of artsy neighborhoods to explore.
  • 7 Vienna, Austria
    High scores for transportation, health and wellbeing brought Austria to the top of InterNations’ rankings as a country. More specifically, the capital city of Vienna is known for being extremely livable.
  • 8 Singapore
    To what should be nobody’s surprise, Singapore topped the Expat Explorer ranking for the second year in a row. High incomes and a downright incredible food scene make this place a consistent winner.
  • 9 Mexico City, Mexico
    InterNations ranked Mexico top for “ease of settling in” for the third year running, as 79 percent of expats say it’s easy to make friends here. We’d choose Mexico City as our hometown for its museums, parks and cutesy coffeeshops.
  • 10 Sofia, Bulgaria
    When we heard Sofia was one of the cheapest cities for rents in Europe, we couldn’t help but be enthused: If you choose to make this historic city your home, you’ll also be within striking distance of one of Europe’s all-time cheapest beach getaways.
  • 11 Barcelona, Spain
    You know Barcelona’s festive beach clubs, but did you know it was also named Europe’s first Capital of Innovation? Urban Europe recommends this city for itsseamless integration of technology and public services.
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