Here is the rating of 20 world's best cities for living. The honorable third place in this rating was given to the capital of Japan - Tokyo, the first to Copenhagen (Denmark), and the second was given to the leader of the previous year - Munich (Germany).
The main criteria, the selection was made by, were the housing conditions, means of transport, social security, the perspectives of business conduction and a number of other aspects.
Japanese cities have turned out to be the only ones from the Asian, included in the list. Apart from Tokyo, in the rating were included Fukuoka (17th place), which was also given the title of world's centre of retail trade, and Kyoto (20th place).
Now, there are about 36 million people living in Tokyo. This is the most populated city in the world. The middle class family in Tokyo spends about 23% of their income on food, 10% - on transport and recreation, 6% - on clothes and household appliances and 7% - on accommodation.
Citizens of Tokyo, like the citizens of other Japanese cities have considerable benefits. There is a life-long recruitment system to protect their working places. It guarantees the gradual career development, ensures the confidence in the future: the salary of an employee depends on his/her age and length of service, and the employer can reduce the staff only after declaring himself a bankrupt.
The perspectives of conducting a business in the Japanese capital, as well as in the whole Japan, are constantly widening, which is related to the increase of the interest of foreign investors. Nowadays in the center of Tokyo there is building a new business quarter with complete infrastructure, For the companies establishing business in this quarter it is planned to impose tax incentives and afford a construction ground with simplified rules.
Tokyo also has great achievements in the development of higher education. The capital is famous for its universities. The main, Tokyo University, annually conducts preferential programs for the students. For example, starting from this school year, the university has exempted some categories of students from tuition fee, if their family income constitutes less than 4 million Yen (about 40 thousand dollars).
Well, there are not only best cities of the world to live in, but also happiest countries of the world , where a person could live in any town or city and be much happier as in the other countries. At least the scientists assure it to be so.
Iuri Tarabanov writes about interesting travel experiences. His travel tips site is http://www.tripspirit.com .