Belfast was named the joint 47th most "liveable" city in the world alongside London, according to an annual study.
The research, from global mobility experts, ECA (Employment Conditions Abroad) International analyses conditions in cities for Europeans who are relocating, including those from the UK.
It takes into account factors including health services, housing and utilities, access to a social network and leisure facilities, infrastructure, climate, personal safety, political tensions and air quality.
Copenhagen in Denmark and Bern in Switzerland scooped the joint top spot.
Edinburgh retained its position in joint 19th place alongside Stockholm in Sweden.
Dublin kept its spot in joint ninth, alongside Gothenburg in Sweden and Luxembourg.
Meanwhile, Aberdeen was placed at number 21, Cardiff was at 24, with Manchester at 39 and Glasgow at 55.
The top two positions were unchanged from last year.