These 3 cities were voted 'best in the world'

Ask people around the world where they would like to live or visit, and they will likely answer one of these three cities.

A new study places London as the best city in the world for quality of life and economic opportunity, followed by Paris and New York. PWC, a consulting firm questioned 5200 people from 16 different countries.

The participants were described as an equal mix of "informed elites", "high income consumers", "senior business decision makers", and adults over 18 from the "general population."

Participants were questioned about their perceptions on the social, economic, and political issues facing 30 international cities.

London took the top spot for its well developed infrastructure and legal system, and the city's connection to the rest of the world. Education is another attribute that participants praised.

Strong points for Paris are it's reputation for being a trendsetter, and it's influence on world culture. It also came in the top 3 for entertainment and food.

New York City rounded out the top three because of its economic leadership and easy access to capital. New York lost points because of the high cost of living and and traffic congestion.

Though London does come out on top, it's important to note these polls were taken before the controversial Brexit vote.

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Cyrus Fakroddin and his pet goat Cocoa take a taxi ride in New York, April 7, 2012. Cocoa is a 3-year-old Alpine Pygmy mixed goat who lives with its owner Fakroddin in Summit, New Jersey. They frequently take trips into Manhattan to enjoy the city. Fakroddin raised Cocoa since she was 2 months old and treats her like a human. "She doesn't like goats, she doesn't like farms, she likes the people and the city." Fakroddin said. Picture taken April 7, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)
Handler Jorge Garcia-Bengochea holds Honor, a miniature therapy horse from Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses, as they are greeted by a child outside Kravis Children's Hospital at Mount Sinai in the Manhattan borough of New York City, March 16, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar
Deke Breuer feeds his dog Cahlupa some lasagna in Times Square in the Manhattan borough of New York, September 4, 2015. Breuer, originally from Detroit, have been living and traveling for the last few years and has taught his dog many tricks. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A man eats a sausage as his pet rat rests on his shoulder at Union Square in New York, June 13, 2013. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz (UNITED STATES - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY)
A man with a cat on his head walks outside 71 Broadway in lower Manhattan where former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is living under house arrest in New York City May 25, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW BUSINESS POLITICS)
Resident Chris Roland walks his pet turtles Cindy (L) and Kuka up Madison Avenue in the Upper East Side of the Manhattan borough of New York September 4, 2014. Roland has had the turtles for years and walks them daily he said. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)
Jason Loewenstein cleans up after his pet pig, Emmett, while taking the animal for a walk in New York March 8, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY)
A pet is blessed during the "Blessing of the Animals" at the Christ Church United Methodist in Manhattan, New York December 7, 2014. REUTERS/Elizabeth Shafiroff (UNITED STATES - Tags: ANIMALS RELIGION SOCIETY)
French bulldog Watson is wheeled to a ring for judging at the 2016 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in the Manhattan borough of New York City, February 15, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar
Henry, an African spurred tortoise, walks in the grass of Central Park as his walker Amalia McCallister sits in New York, U.S., May 19, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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