>> Feb 25, 2016
Families and individuals that are looking for a new place to settle their roots will want to take several factors into account. One of the most important things to think about is whether you’ll be safe in a new area. You’ll also want to consider the quality of living in the place that you’re moving to. If you’re interested in Asia, Singapore is ranked as the best country in all of Asia in terms of quality of living and safety.
The Quality of Living Rankings
Every year there is a new survey conducted and released by Mercer, a human resources consulting firm that measures the quality of life of residents around the world. On February 23rd, the latest rankings from 2015 were released and named Singapore as the 26th best place to live in the world and the first best place in all of Asia. The other places that followed behind included: Tokyo, Kobe, Yokohama, Nagoya, Malaysia, and Osaka.
Talking About Safety Rankings
When talking about safety you’re going to want to focus on personal aspects, such as being able to walk down streets at night. The survey also takes crime levels into account and the performance of the police departments in the area. Another important aspect that they take into consideration is the relationship between the countries and other countries. Singapore was ranked first in all of Asia with Kobe, Osaka, Yokohama, Nagoya, and Tokyo trailing behind. Bangkok received a rating of 173rd due to the recent terrorist attacks and political issues that the area has experienced.
Considering Quality of Living
The standards that are set by the quality of living rankings are dependent on the areas level of safety and other important factors such as healthcare and developing issues. The cities at the bottom of the list are war torn areas that have developing problems such as civil wars, political unrest, and have dangerous places to live. A couple of these areas include: Baghdad, Iraq, Bangul, Central African Republic, and Khartoum, Sudan.
The Best Places to Live in the World
At the top of the list is where you’ll find primarily European areas such as Luxembourg, Helsinki, Bern, and Zurich. There are several different cities that would have been ranked higher but had lost their spot as a result of terrorist attacks such as Paris, Madrid, London, and Athens now at 71st, 84th, 72nd, and 124th. Though these rankings don’t influence whether they are some of the most popular destinations to visit or not.
With a ranking such as one of the best countries in the world in terms of safety and quality of living, you can have a luxurious and high-end lifestyle as a resident of Singapore. It also gives tourists the ability to know that they are surely booking the perfect vacation away from home as the area is inviting, beautiful, and filled with amazing activities that are enjoyed by residents and tourists alike.