Singapore joins liveable cities in Asia-Pacific, achieved 10th position; Where in the list of cities of India
Singapore has once again featured in the top ten cities in the latest ranking of the world's most liveable cities. Let us tell you that the ranking of cities has been done on the basis of several important factors including health, education, sustainability, infrastructure, and environment. Four Indian cities also feature in the list of 173 most liveable countries in the world.
Singapore has once again featured in the top ten cities in the latest Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) ranking of the world's most liveable cities. The Southeast Asian city, which was recently voted as the best business environment (EIU) and the world's freest economy (The Heritage Foundation), ranks tenth among Asia-Pacific cities.
The EIU Liveability Index 2023 recorded the highest global average score in 15 years, indicating a stark improvement in the living conditions of cities across the world following the coronavirus pandemic, which disrupted lives and affected lifestyle, health care, Influenced culture and environment, education and infrastructure.
The index shows that cities in the Asia-Pacific region have improved the most. Eight of the top ten on the rise come from the region. New Zealand's Wellington climbed 35 places to No.23, while Auckland climbed 25 places to No.10. Vietnam's Hanoi climbed 20 places to 129th, and Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur climbed 19 places.
Austria's capital Vienna has been named the world's most liveable city by the index. Copenhagen is in second place while Melbourne is in third place. Vancouver and Zurich are ranked fifth and sixth, respectively. Both Calgary and Geneva are tied for seventh while Toronto is ninth. Osaka and Auckland are in tenth place.
New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Bengaluru are ranked 45-50 among Asia-Pacific cities in the index. In the Asia-Pacific region, the three least desirable cities to live in are Karachi, Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea), and Dhaka. In the global rank, they are at 169, 168, and 167 respectively. According to the EIU, Damascus is the least liveable city in the world, a position it has held for more than ten years. Tripoli is ranked 172nd, with a score nearly ten points higher than Syria's war-torn capital.
Upasana Dutt, head of the Liveability Index at EIU, said in a statement, “The post-Covid post-pandemic return to normalcy bodes well for global livability in 2023.
Education has emerged stronger as children return to school, with some notable improvements in cities in Asia's developing economies, significantly reducing the burden on hospitals and health care systems."