Qingdao constantly optimizes its business development environment. Fortune China rated the city as the "Best Rising Commercial City in China". Qingdao was also included in the Top 10 Most Attractive Cities in China list by the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs and the Top 10 Most Competitive Cities in China list by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
With an agreeable climate, the city has good air quality 90 percent of the year. It has established a primary housing security system, a compulsory education funds safeguard system, a medical and public health service system, a social endowment service, and public culture system. It has also been evaluated as the most habitable city by the United Nations and was included in the Top 10 Livable Cities in China list.