Barcelona, Berlin, Geneva, New York and Singapore, step aside.
Houston bested these cities and others as one the top places to live in the world, according to a InterNations Expat Insider 2016 survey published in Business Insider. The study ranked the Bayou City as the second-best city.
The study surveyed 14,000 expatriates, or people who live outside of their native country. The surveyor, InterNations, is a website that connects expats around the globe.
Low living costs and ease of settling in boosted Houston in the rankings. It was the only U.S. city on the list outside of New York.
Melbourne, Australia, ranked highest for its work-life balance and availability of leisure activities.
Another list recently heralded Houston as one of the best places in the U.S. to start a business — the Bayou City ranked No. 6 around the country. Houston ranked as fourth-best city in the U.S. for young entrepreneurs, and Texas was rated No. 2 on CNBC’s “Top States for Businesses” list.