Mumbai among world's 15 best cities to live and work in: Survey

Dubai: India's financial capital Mumbai is among the world's most attractive cities in terms of professional and private life in a list topped by Dubai and followed by Amsterdam.

INSEAD, one of the world's leading and largest graduate business schools, carried out the survey titled INSEAD Alumni and found that Dubai was rated world's most attractive city to live and work in.

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Surprisingly, London ranked 10 and Paris 11. Mumbai, which ranked 13, is the only Indian city to appear in the list of 15 best cities world wide. It came 13th in overall attractiveness, seventh in economic dynamism, 15th in quality of life and fifth in cost of living, INSEAD said.

Dubai was followed by Amsterdam which rated second, then Toronto, Singapore, Madrid, Hong Kong, New York, Tokyo,Shanghai, London, Paris, Milano, Mumbai, Moscow and Sao Paulo respectively. "To some it might come as a surprise that Dubai has been ranked as the best place to work globally by the INSEAD Alumni Association, but for INSEAD in the region this is not a revelation.

"Today's business leaders and key decision-makers recognise the dynamism of this country, which leads many to choose to live, work and actively immerse themselves in the regional business landscape," Miguel Lobo, Associate Professor of Decision Sciences and Director of INSEAD Campus, Abu Dhabisaid.

Dubai ranked first in economic dynamism, third in overall attractiveness and received the fourth place in quality of life and cost of living. INSEAD Alumni Association France recorded and assessed the responses of 835 INSEAD Alumni with international working experience.

The assessments were drawn from 30 criteria dealing with professional and private life that include economic dynamism (quality of labour, access to funding, etc), quality of life (sports and cultural facilities, air quality, etc) and cost of living (real estate, dining and entertainment, etc) among others.

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