10 Most Liveable Cities in Asia-Pacific 2012

According to the latest Location Ratings for expatriate living conditions published by ECA International, Singapore is the most liveable city in the world for Asian expatriates.

A city’s livability is determined by 10 factors: climate and natural disasters, health risks and facilities, air pollution, goods and services, infrastructure, recreation, housing and utilities, education, personal security and, finally, socio-political tensions.

The survey covers 400 cities around the world, of which 49 are located in Asia-Pacific, and analyses a destination’s livability in order to help companies determine whether their employees will need additional “location allowances” when transferring to these cities, to “compensate for the adjustment employees and their families need to make,” explained Quane.

1. Singapore

2. Kobe

3. Hong Kong

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4. Tokyo

4. Yokohama

6. Taipei

7. Macau

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8. Georgetown

8. Seoul

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10. Kuala Lumpur

Note : Rank 4 & 8 are shared by 2 cities. Not typo.

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1 Comment

  1. I’d agree with Singapore although it’s rather expensive for many people. I personally find it a bit sterile, but that makes it livable for families and professionals. I think Hong Kong should get better placement, but I agree with the other choices. Personally, I think most expats aren’t moving to Japan. Although I LOVE Japan and do think it’s very livable, it’s quite different from the rest of Asia.

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