In Mercer’s quality of living survey, Singapore was ranked top for the highest quality of living, as well as for personal safety, in Asia-Pacific.
The survey included 231 cities, with data analysed between September and November 2018, along with regular updates on changing circumstances like significant political, economic, and environmental developments.
Other cities in the top 10 included Tokyo, Kobe, Yokohama, Osaka and Nagoya from Japan, as well as Hong Kong and Seoul. Other cities that also did well included Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Manila and Jakarta.
In China, notable cities include Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou and Shenzhen. Meanwhile, New Zealand and Australia continue to rank highly in quality of living, with Auckland, Sydney, Wellington and Melbourne all remaining in the top 20.
Mario Ferraro, regional practice leader for Mercer global mobility, Asia, Middle East, Africa and Turkey, said Singapore is “continuously improving” the standard of living of its residents with greater connectivity and sustainability of resources. “We continue to see huge forward-thinking policies that have enabled Singapore to develop economically and infrastructurally, bringing benefits to its residents, whilst making the city Asia’s most attractive destination for foreign talent,” he added.