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Singapore is still the best place to live in Asia

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Singapore has once again made its mark in being one of the best places to live for locals and expatriates worldwide.

According to the Mercer 2015 Quality of Living rankings, the island nation was ranked as having the best quality of living standards in Asia.

Covering 230 cities in total, Vienna emerged as the best place to live in the world in the report, followed by Zurich, Auckland, Munich and Vancouver respectively.

Singapore came in at 26th place globally, while Baghdad was identified as the the lowest-ranking city worldwide.

The report ranked countries across categories, including political, economic, and socio-cultural environments. The state of healthcare and housing in the countries were also taken into consideration.

Kuala Lumpur, in 84th place globally, was the second highest-ranking city in Southeast Asia. Other major cities in the area included Bangkok (117th), Manila (136th), and Jakarta (140th).

Hong Kong came in at 70th place, while cities such as Seoul (72nd), Taipei (83rd), Shanghai (101st), and Beijing (118th) followed.

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“Cultures, societies, and comparatively different climates, as well as political instability, high crime rates, and poor infrastructure can be difficult to navigate and settle down in for employees and their families,” said Slagin Parakatil, principal at Mercer.

“Employers need to assess whether their staff and families will encounter any drop in quality of living when relocating and ensure they are fairly compensated for it.”

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