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Singapore, Dhaka are best and worst Asian cities for expats

Published on Feb 20, 2014 12:09 AM
Aerial view of the Singapore Marina Bay city skyline, showing the Marina Bay Sands (left), the Marina Bay Financial Centre (centre) and the Central Business District skyscrapers (right). --PHOTO: SPH

PARIS (AFP) - Singapore on Wednesday topped an international survey of the best cities in Asia for expatriates while the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka was named the worst.

Japan took all the other spots in the Asian top five, with Tokyo in second place followed by Kobe, Yokohama and Osaka, according to the annual ranking by the Mercer consulting group.

Worldwide, Vienna, Zurich and Auckland were named as the best places to live, followed by Munich and Vancouver. Paris was ranked 27th.

The city offering the worst quality of life was Baghdad followed by Bangui in the Central African Republic and the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince.

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