|Singapore moves up to 46th spot as most liveable city in the world
But it trailed behind its rival city, Hong Kong.
August 24, 2016
SINGAPORE is still among the world’s most liveable city as it climbed up to 46th place this year compared to 49th a year ago. However, it trailed behind its rival city, Hong Kong, which finished 43rd among 140 cities in the latest survey.
The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Ranking, however, revealed that
Singapore and Hong Kong only moved up largely because of liveability declines in other
cities. The overall rating of both cities also remained unchanged with Singapore nabbing
88.7, 0.1 lower than that of Hong Kong’s.
The survey also showed that Singapore ranked 11th in Asia, while Hong Kong was at 10th
“Both Hong Kong and Singapore have presented relatively stable environments over the last 12 months shown by their movement up the rankings despite unchanged scores. This contrasts with Hong Kong’s fall last year following pro-democracy protests, but also shows how global terrorism, unrest and political disputes are affecting liveability elsewhere,” said Jon Copestake, editor of the report.
In the global setting, Melbourne in Australia was still the most liveable city in the world. It is followed by Vienna in Austria, and Vancouver in Canada.