The Russian Business Consulting media holding together with the National Credit Ratings agency compiled the list of the best regions of Russia in terms of quality of life. The first place took St. Petersburg with a score of 7 out of 10 points. Moscow occupies the second place (6.10 points), and the Belgorod region is in the third place (5.64 points).
The rating was compiled according to various criteria, namely the retail trade turnover, housing affordability, overdue debt on loans, “white income” index, deposits, basic funds of the social sphere, housing provision, provision with teachers, provision with doctors, and climate. The top 10 also includes the Moscow and Voronezh regions, Krasnodar Territory, the Tyumen Region, and others.