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Vienna is a great city to live in, with a very high standard of living. Located in the heart of Europe, Vienna combines the splendor of the former capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire with modern life. The city has a rich cultural program on offer such as opera, classical music concerts, theater, art, and museums, and is surrounded by beautiful countryside with many opportunities for outdoor activities. A modern, efficient public transport system and vast network of bike paths, makes exploring Vienna and its surrounds easy. Despite its history, Vienna is also a truly modern city with an exciting nightlife and hundreds of bars and restaurants. Vienna is a multicultural city that hosts several international organizations including the United Nations. For families with children, there is a wide variety of state and private schools including foreign language schools. In the Mercer worldwide quality of living survey, Vienna was ranked first worldwide out of 230 cities for overall quality of life already for the 6th time in a row in 2015.