Renowned quality of life
France is the leading tourist destination in the world by visitor numbers (ahead of the United States and China). (UNWTO, 2012)
France is ranked joint second in Europe for quality of life. (International Living Magazine, 2011)
Paris: A world-class city
Top 5 countries in Europe for quality of life
The leading regional economy in Europe, with a GDP of
€600 billion. (Paris Region Economic Development Agency, 2012)
The leading city in the
(PwC, “Cities of Opportunity”, 2012)
world for quality of life.
Most popular location in Europe for “Fortune Global 500”
company headquarters in 2012.
d - The 2n leading city economy by “economic clout” in the
world. (PwC, “Cities of Opportunity”, 2012)
d 2n - The
most innovative and creative city in the world.
(Global Innovation Agency, “Innovation Cities Top 100 Index”, 2012-2013)
d 2n - The
most popular venue in the world for conferences.
- The 2 largest (International Congress and Convention Association, 2011) nd center in the world
Rank (Overall score)
Nine criteria considered by International Living:
Cost of living (15%); culture & leisure activities (10%); economy (15%); environment (10%); freedom (10%); health (10%); infrastructure (10%); security and risks (10%); climate (10%).
management. (Paris Europlace, 2012)
(International Living Magazine, 2011)