Greater Zurich and Stara Zagora ranked equal ahead of all the other European regions for quality of life. Greater Zurich scored well for the quality of its world-class hospitals, schools and entertainment, while Stara Zagora’s low-cost, newly-built accommodation and rich cultural heritage gained the judges’ vote.

Greater Zurich has 20 schools that teach in English and one that teaches in Japanese. It also hosts a booming nightlife, with entertainments ranging from theatre and opera to discotheques and casinos.