High degree of pollution, bumpy lanes, garbage-filled roads, traffic congestion… these are a common sight in Hyderabad. But the pearl city is number one in terms of quality of life.This was found out in a survey conducted by global consulting firm Mercer. It says- ‘Hyderabad ranks highest among Indian cities on a quality of life, but is only at number 138 on a global list of 230 cities. Pune follows at 145 whereas Delhi and Mumbai rank 154 and 152 respectively’
The firm notes that considerable population increases in Mumbai and New Delhi in recent decades have increased existing problems, including access to clean water, air pollution, and traffic congestion.
The annual survey helps companies and organisations determine compensation and hardship allowances for international staff. It is also useful criteria for political stability, health care, education, crime, recreation and transport.