Casablanca - A new study has published results showing the quality of life index in Casablanca 15 points higher than that in Cairo and even higher than Turkey’s Istanbul.
Casablanca – A new study has published results showing the quality of life index in Casablanca 15 points higher than that in Cairo and even higher than Turkey’s Istanbul.
Mercer, the world leading consulting firm behind the ranking, attended a meeting on Monday in Casablanca under the theme “The Mercer approach and the quality of life in Casablanca: an international comparison.”
During this meeting, Slagin Parakatil, main researcher at Mercer, highlighted the outlines of the study related to quality of life in Casablanca as compared to 7 other cities in the world including Belgrade, Cairo, Lisbon, Lyon, Istanbul, Mexico City And New York.
Findings of this study show that Casablanca’s quality of life is 15 points higher than that of Cairo, 5 points higher than Belgrade and, even more surprising, 2 points higher than that of Istanbul.
The study also placed New York 28 points higher than Casablanca in terms of quality of life. Portuguese capital, Lisbon and the French city Lyon hosted a quality of life that is one point higher than of New York.
According to French-language news source, Aujourdhui.ma, the study takes into account a number of criteria related to social and political atmospheres. These include economic and socio-cultural environments, medical and sanitary considerations, schools and education, public services and transport, leisure, consumption level, lodging and natural environment.
Mohamed Jouahri, CEO of Local Development Company Casablanca Events and Animations, seized the opportunity to reveal Morocco’s intention to place Casablanca in the world’s top 100 cities, in terms of quality of life, by 2022. He then announced a new collaboration with Mercer in this context:
“To achieve this goal, the city, which currently ranks 126th in the Mercer ranking, launched an attractiveness initiative based on a study carried out by the firm to determine the key criteria for the quality of life in Casablanca to enable the decision-making institutions of the metropolis to identify the main levers capable of influencing the standard of living of the white city and its international positioning.”