It is no surprise that Singapore is a leading destination for companies moving their employees into the Asia Pacific region.
Singapore was the top-ranked Asian city and No. 25 overall in Mercer’s 19th annual Quality of Living survey, which was released recently. Singapore topped the global list of best city infrastructures, which looks at things such as public transportation and access to drinking water.
The other top Asian cities in the overall rankings include Tokyo (No. 47 overall), Kobe (50), Yokohama (51) and Osaka (60).
The gap of quality of living within Asia Pacific is larger when compared to the U.S. and within Europe. Therefore, when hiring and relocating employees, it is crucial to consider where these employees are moving to within Asia and what quality of living to expect.
Singapore is the city with Asia’s best quality of living, according to Mercer’s 19th annual Quality of Living survey. The island nation topped the city infrastructure ranking, that assesses supply of electricity, drinking water, telephone and mail services, and public transportation as well as traffic congestion and the range of international flights available from local airports. Singapore moved up one spot globally to 25 and is the highest-ranking Asian city, followed by Tokyo (47), Kobe (50), Yokohama (50), Osaka (60) and Nagoya (63) who have all taken a slight dip in rankings, compared to 2016. Japan dominates the top five list for Asia, while Hong Kong makes an appearance just after Singapore and Japan, at rank 71. Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru feature at 86 and 103 respectively.