Singapore is ranked world's 37th most liveable city: EIU survey

FILE PHOTO: Singapore’s financial district. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File Photo

Singapore is ranked as the 37th most liveable city in the world as Hong Kong overtook the Republic in the 2018 Global Liveability Survey.

Last year, Singapore rose to its highest ever ranking at 35th in the annual survey conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

With an overall rating of 91.2, Singapore ranked behind Melbourne, Osaka, Sydney, Tokyo, Adelaide, Auckland, Perth, Brisbane, Wellington, and Hong Kong among Asian cities in the latest EIU survey released on Tuesday (14 August).

A total of 140 cities around the world were assessed on liveability across five categories: stability, healthcare, culture & environment, education, and infrastructure.

“Although it was overtaken by Singapore in the rankings for the first time last year, Hong Kong has now surpassed its regional rival, albeit with only a marginal difference of 0.1% overall. In its own turn, Singapore’s score also registered an improvement in the public healthcare category, boasting the highest possible score,” EIU said in its press release.

Vienna topped the ranking of the world’s most liveable cities, followed by Melbourne (2nd), Osaka (3rd), Calgary (4th) and Sydney (5th).

At the other end, Port Moresby (136th), Karachi (137th), Lagos (138th), Dhaka (139th) and Damascus (140th) were ranked the five least liveable cities in the world.