What is the best city to live in Latin America?

In Latin America, the best city to live in is Montevideo, Uruguay, which leads the list followed by Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Santiago de Chile. Vienna, in Austria, was elected for the tenth consecutive year as the city with the best quality of life in the world, according to the Mercer ranking.

In the top five Latin American are Montevideo (78), Buenos Aires (91), Santiago de Chile (93) Brasilia (107) and Asunción (115). The city of Panama is ranked 4 in the region. Image: Mercer
In the top five Latin American are Montevideo (78), Buenos Aires (91), Santiago de Chile (93) Brasilia (107) and Asunción (115). The city of Panama is ranked 4 in the region. Image: Mercer

Mercer evaluates 39 categories, including mobility, access to education, good public services, economic environment, availability of food, medical services, to prepare the ranking of 450 cities with positions from 1 to 231 (some positions are shared).

In the top five Latin American are Montevideo (78), Buenos Aires (91), Santiago de Chile (93) Brasilia (107) and Asunción (115). The city of Panama is ranked 4 in the region.

In the case of Bolivia, the only city that appears on the list is La Paz in the 156th position globally and in the 19th at the regional level. While worldwide Vancouver (2), Canada, and Zurich (3), Switzerland follow to Vienna. In fact, five cities in Switzerland lead the world's top 10.

While worldwide Vancouver (2), Canada, and Zurich (3), Switzerland follow to Vienna. In fact, five cities in Switzerland lead the world's top 10. Image: Mercer
While worldwide Vancouver (2), Canada, and Zurich (3), Switzerland follow to Vienna. In fact, five cities in Switzerland lead the world's top 10. Image: Mercer

One of the cities with the worst performance is Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, which fell nine places when going from box 193 to 202. This city is in the penultimate place in the Latin American ranking, before Port-au-Prince in Haiti. Havana is ranked 192.

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