International consulting company Mercer has published an annual ranking of cities in the world in terms of comfort and quality of life.
Ashgabat was at 211 place in the list of 231 cities.
Neighbors in the region were also neighbors in the rankings: Tashkent ranked 203rd, Bishkek - 206th, Dushanbe on 215th. Almaty was rated slightly higher - 177th place.
The capital of Austria, Vienna, has been recognized as the best city in the world for the 10th consecutive year. Zurich (Switzerland), Vancouver (Canada), Munich (Germany) and Auckland (New Zealand) follow it.
Close the list are Khartoum (Sudan), Port-au-Prince (Haiti), Sana'a (Yemen), Bangui (Central African Republic). Baghdad (Iraq) is recognized as the worst city.
In drawing up the ranking, the experts take into account political stability, convenience of the transport system, the availability of cafes and restaurants, recreational facilities, the quality of education and health care, and climatic conditions.
Recall that Ashgabat in 2013 was listed in the Guinness Book of Records for the highest density of white marble buildings. In addition, the capital of Turkmenistan still owns a number of records: the complex uniting the largest number of fountains in a public place, the largest architectural image of a star on the television center building, the largest covered ferris wheel, the world's largest yurt, the largest sculpture of a horse's head over the Olympic Stadium and a lot others.
The development and development of Ashgabat is controlled by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov , personally flying around the capital by helicopter or circling the streets and construction sites by bicycle or on horseback.
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan