The Mercer 2019 Quality of living report is out and Beirut ranked (184) right after Khartoum (227) and Damascus (225) regionally while Dubai (74) continues to rank highest for quality of living across the Middle East, closely followed by Abu Dhabi (78).

The Mercer report is based on several factors including recreation, housing, economic environment, consumer goods availbility, public services and transport, school and education, medical and health considerations and others. Globally, Vienna topped the ranking for the 10th year running, closely followed by Zurich, the runner-up.

Here are the rankings of Arab countries:

74 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
78 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
105 – Muscat, Oman
110 – Doha, Qatar
126 – Kuwait City, Kuwait
136 – Manama, Bahrain
164 – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
168 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
184- Beirut, Lebanon
225- Damascus, Syria
227- Khartoum, Sudan
231 – Baghdad, Iraq