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Survey: KL, JB among top cities in Asia for living quality

Singapore tops in Asia for quality of living, personal safety: Mercer poll

Kuala Lumpur and Johor Baru were 10th and 12th respectively in Asia, according to a survey ranking global cities for quality of life. Ongoing research on the practicalities of daily life for these expatriate employees and their families forms the basis of Mercer's annual ranking of the quality of living in many prevalent assignment locations.

Iraq's capital, in 231st place, is apparently not among them, scoring understandably low in multiple factors Mercer uses to make its calculations.

Mercer's report based on several factors to evaluate almost 500 global destinations such as recreation, housing, economic environment, consumer goods availability, public services and transport, according to the report.

Other Asian cities ahead of Taipei were Tokyo and Kobe in Japan at No.49, Hong Kong at No.71 and the South Korean capital Seoul at No.77.

Survey: KL, JB among top cities in Asia for living quality

Globally, Vienna tops the ranking for the 10th year running, closely followed by Zürich and Vancouver. London remained the highest-ranked overall at 44th despite coming last in Britain in a separate personal safety ranking. Helsinki, Finland, and Basel, Bern, and Zürich all in Switzerland follow in joint second. Caracas, however, saw living standards drop owing to significant political and economic instablitity.

Political and social environment (political stability, crime, law enforcement, etc.). Damascus (231) is the least safe city, both in the Middle East and the world.

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. Gambia's progress towards a democratic political system, alongside improved worldwide relations and human rights meant that Banjul (179) not only had the most improved quality of living in Africa, but also in the world, rising six places this year.

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