The 2018 Mercer Quality of Living Survey ranked Toronto as the 16th best city to live in. The annual survey evaluated 231 cities, and assessed conditions related to quality of living in each city. The ten categories in the report include political & social, economic, socio-cultural, medical, education, public services and transportation, recreation, consumer goods, housing, and natural environments. Toronto tied with Melbourne in the ranking, but came ahead of other cities such as Luxembourg, Ottawa, and Hamburg.