The research was carried out and published by the Sociology Department of the Finance University of the Government of the Russian Federation
The research was based on the data of the Russian Federal Statistics Service and the results of public polling in big and medium-sized cities of Russia.
The life quality assessment was based on such parameters as safety, efficient healthcare, accessible and high-standard education. Secondary parameters were based on the top priorities identified by the respondents, among them: quality of housing, public utilities, public amenities, and quality of the public road system. The assessment also took into account the latest migration trends across Russian cities.
The summary assessment identified those cities of Russia that offer the highest living standards to their residents. Tyumen and Moscow were announced to be the most comfortable cities, Tomsk was ranked 10th, leaving behind its neighbors Novosibirsk, Barnaul, Kemerovo, Irkutsk, Novokuznetsk and Omsk. In the education accessibility and quality category Tomsk ranked second, losing only to Saint Petersburg.