Singapore – Best Place to Live for Asian Expatriates 2012

Environment, Planning

According to ECA International, 2012 global ranking for the best livable location is Singapore, which has “good air quality, excellent infrastructure and healthcare facilities, low crime and health risks.”

“Updated annually, ECA International’s Location Ratings system helps companies to establish appropriate expatriate allowances to compensate for the level of adjustment required to complete an assignment. It objectively evaluates a host of factors to form an assessment of the overall quality of living in over 400 locations worldwide. These factors include climate, availability of health services, housing and utilities, isolation, access to a social network and leisure facilities, infrastructure, personal safety, political tensions and air quality. ”

Top 20 most liveable locations globally for Asians

Global Rank 2012 Location Global Rank 2011
1 Singapore 1
2 Sydney 2
3 Adelaide 4
3 Brisbane 3
5 Kobe 4
6 Perth 6
7 Canberra 9
8 Dublin 12
8 Melbourne 10
8 Copenhagen 10
11 Bern 17
11 Hong Kong 14
11 Vancouver 14
11 Auckland 12
15 Antwerp 17
15 Wellington 14
17 San Francisco 20
17 Tokyo 6
17 Yokohama 6
20 Amsterdam 22

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