İzmir provides a similar living environment with most of the well known international cities when the Attractiveness for International Staff and Cost of Living criteria are considered.
İzmir is ranked 3rd most developed city in Turkey in the Socio-Economic Development Index 2017 (SEGE 2017) research published by the Ministry of Industry and Technology.
The Quality of Life Variables title of this index takes into account the well-being of city habitants and the infrastructure possibilities and clean environmental conditions that increase the life quality of individuals. According to these variables, İzmir is the 3rd city with the highest quality of life in Turkey after Antalya and Ankara. İzmir is followed by Muğla and Istanbul in this ranking.
According to indexes of Numbeo which is the world’s largest database of user-contributed data, about cities and countries worldwide, İzmir stands out among many cities of the world especially in terms of climate and safety.
Current and timely information on world living conditions provided by Numbeo shows that among world cities İzmir ranks:
In the Cost of Living Index of FDI Benchmark, İzmir ranks 1st among most of the well-known international cities with a total score of 5.41. İzmir’s score is 80% higher than the average index score of 3. According tothe Cost of Life Index of Numbeo, İzmir ranks 63rd in 608 world cities.
There are 4 international schools accredited by Council Of International Schools (CIS) in İzmir. These schools provide appropriate educational programs for the children of expats.