The 2016 Mercer Quality of Living Survey ranked Toronto in the top 20 global livable cities worldwide. The annual survey evaluated 230 cities, and assessed conditions related to quality of living in each city. The ten categories in the report include political, social, economic, medical, education, public services and transportation, recreation, consumer goods, housing, natural environment. Toronto tied with Melbourne in the ranking, but came ahead of other cities such as London, Paris, and New York.