Taipei 9th-most livable city in Asia: quality of living survey

03/14/2019 12:59 PM
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Taipei, March 14 (CNA) Taiwan's capital, Taipei, is the 9th- most livable city in the Asia-Pacific region, according to a survey released Wednesday by the world's largest human resources consulting firm, Mercer Management Consulting.

Taipei ranked 9th in the region and 84th on a list of 231 cities around the world, the 2019 Mercer's Quality of Living survey shows.

Taichung, the second-most populous special municipality in Taiwan, was placed 13th in Asia and 101st overall.

The two Taiwanese cities maintained the same spot in comparison with last year's ranking.

Singapore (25th) has the highest quality of living in the Asia- Pacific region, followed by Tokyo (49th), Kobe (49th), Yokohama (55th) and Osaka (58th), all in Japan.

Nagoya, Hong Kong, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur and Busan were other Asian cities that made the top 100.

The most livable city in China is Shanghai (103rd), followed by Beijing (120th) and Guangzhou (122nd).

The data was analyzed between September and November 2018, considering factors such as recreation, housing, economic environment, consumer goods availability, public services, political and social environment, natural environment, socio-cultural environment, school and education, and medical and health considerations.

Vienna tops the survey for the 10th consecutive year, followed by Zurich in Switzerland, Vancouver in Canada, Munich in Germany and Auckland in New Zealand. The worst cities in which to live are Baghdad in Iraq, Bangui in the Central African Republic and Sana'a in Yemen.

Mercer also released a separate ranking for personal safety, which is dominated by Western European cities, with Luxembourg named as the safest city in the world. Damascus in Syria ranked bottom.

(By Emerson Lim)


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