Thu, 06 Dec 2012 05:45:00 GMT | By Maureen O'Hare
The world's best places to live: 2012

Which 10 cities enjoy the best quality of life?



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A new global study by New York consulting firm Mercer has revealed the cities that enjoy the best quality of life, based on factors including health care, education, politics, economics and culture. Which cities made the top 10 for 2012? Click through to find out.

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The one luxury that I would pay extra for when looking for a home:

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  1.  
    20 %
    An indoor swimming pool or hot tub
    79 votes
  2.  
    26 %
    Heated bathroom floors (no more cold feet!)
    104 votes
  3.  
    24 %
    A heated driveway … No more shovelling!
    95 votes
  4.  
    11 %
    A home cinema room
    50 votes
  5.  
    19 %
    Other
    76 votes

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