According to a recent survey by Robert Half International, Phoenix ranks as the #1 large city in the United States for Quality of Life with a sizable margin over 2nd place Boston.
Contributing to this ranking, Phoenix ranked 2nd in quality of education, 1st in number of sunny days, and 7th in park space as a share of total city average.
The Robert Half Career City Index ranks and compares 25 U.S. cities across 25 indicators selected to measure different aspects of career development opportunities, quality and cost of living, and cultural environment. The indicators are organized into four distinct categories: Career Prospects, Quality of Life, Cost of Living and Cultural Diversity.
Phoenix’s ranks in the other categories:
Overall: 12th of 25
Career Prospects: 20th of 25
Cost of Living: 6th of 25
Cultural Diversity: 19th of 25