Best neighborhoods in Marseille

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Marseille is the second largest city in France, known for the winding streets, great weather and its bouillabaisse. The city is located in the south of France and inhabits approximately 850.000 people throughout the 16 arrondissements in which the city is divided.

At rentola, we have carried out a study which aims to delve deeper into the cultural metropolis, to figure out what arrondissements are the best and what are the worst.

The study has resulted in the development of a quality index and ranking of the 16 arrondissements of Marseille, based on 4 categories that indicate different aspects of quality of life. The selected categories and rankings aim to give a local overview of the quality of the arrondissements in Marseille in terms of population, housing, economy and employment. Our Quality Index has ranked all 16 of Marseilles arrondissements based on 4 separate quality factors, some of which include even more indicators, to ensure the highest possible data quality. You can see how each of the 16 arrondissements ranked for each category in the table below.



All data has been collected and processed from the national statistics office, L’Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques. The latest data available has been used for each datasource. Min-max normalization has been used to index the data sources in question. This method of indexing allows us to convert any kind of data to a value between 1-10, where 1 represents the lowest / worst value and 10 the highest / best value within the categories in question. This means that the higher a score an area achieves, the better it is relative to the others. To ensure a precise and representative result as possible, all departements missing more than two data sources have been removed from the Quality Index.