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The consulting firm Mercer has put out its annual quality of life index that ranks cities around the world on various criteria. It's not surprising that many of the cities featured on the list have smart planning, high density and a culture that places a strong value on a pristine environment. Vancouver and Stockholm are two such cities on the list. Both have set ambitious renewable energy targets, pledging to be powered completely by renewable energy by 2050.
Check out the top 25 cities in the world that have the highest quality of life:
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