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Singapore is 'fourth most liveable city' in Asia

Published on Aug 21, 2014 7:32 AM
 
Singapore is the fourth most liveable city in Asia, according to the latest such ranking by The Economist magazine. -- ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

Singapore is the fourth most liveable city in Asia after Osaka, Tokyo and Hong Kong in the latest such ranking by The Economist magazine.

The Republic came in 52nd out of 140 cities in the Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) latest Liveability Ranking. Hong Kong was ranked 31st.

The index, designed to help international firms work out how much to pay employees to live and work in a given city, ranks cities based on measures such as stability, health care, culture and environment, education and infrastructure.

The Australian city of Melbourne was tops for the fourth year in a row, with a score of 97.5 out of 100, while the war-torn Syrian city of Damascus was in last place with 30.5 points.

 
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