Singapore has, once again, topped the chart for being the most livable city in Asia, mainly due to the ease of doing business here and the efficiency of our infrastructure. The scores are complied under 10 different categories, such as climate, availability of health services, housing and utilities, isolation, access to a social network and leisure facilities, infrastructure, personal safety, political tensions and air quality.
Worldwide, Singapore is ranked 7th, behind major cities like New York (US), Toronto (Canada) and several other western countries.
But of course, Singapore lost many points due to its high cost of living. According to the Straits Times, the rents in Singapore is the second most expensive after New York, and the prices of its consumer goods (e.g. rice, meat, etc) is the 7th highest.
On the other hand, Hong Kong, a close competitor of Singapore, fell 16 spots to 33rd worldwide—mainly due to the instability within the city due to the recent riot.
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