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Copenhagen named best family-orientated city in the world

Danish capital hailed for being safe, happy and offering outstanding parental laws

Copenhagen calling? (photo: Homeday)
November 17th, 2017 12:21 pm| by Christian W

Copenhagen is unparalleled when it comes to family life, according to a newly-published index from the German-based online housing portal Homeday.

The 2017 Best Cities for Families Index (here in English) ranked Copenhagen first with a score of 8.43 out of 10, ahead of Oslo, Zurich, Stockholm and Hamburg.

The ranking is based on scores in 15 indicators: Education System, Housing, Safety, Cost of Living, Unemployment, Pollution, Transportation, Maternity/Paternity Law, Healthcare, Happiness, Kid-friendly Airports, Activities for Kids, Green Spaces, Parents, and Professionals.

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European domination
Copenhagen scored particularly high in the Parents (1st), Professional (2nd) and Happiness (2nd) indicators, as well as in Housing (4th) and Safety (9th).

Vancouver, Basel, Toronto, Stuttgart and Munich completed the top ten, while 13 of the top 20 cities were located in Europe.

Other cities of interest were Sydney (13), Helsinki (14), Melbourne (15), Amsterdam (21), Berlin (26), London (30), Tokyo (37), Paris (44), New York (47), Madrid (49), Honk Kong (55), Seoul (56), St Petersburg (59), Reykjavik (61), Beijing (71), Rome (78), Chennai (88) and Sao Paulo (93).