In India, Bengaluru ranked 171 globally is the most livable city followed by Mumbai and Chennai ranked 182 globally. Kolkata ranked 203 and New Delhi ranked 204 globally is the least livable city.
Along with Beijing, Delhi has the worst score for air quality not just in Asia but globally. Pune ranked 194, Hyderabad ranked 201 are better places than Delhi.
Singapore ranked 1 globally is the most livable city in Asia and the world. Sydney and Adelaide, both ranked 2nd position globally are the best scoring locations in Australia.
“Good air quality, solid infrastructure, decent medical facilities, low crime and health risks have contributed to Singapore maintaining its position at the top of the global ranking for quality of living for Asian assignees,” said Lee Quane, Regional Director – Asia, ECA International.
Shanghai, ranked 110th globally, is China’s most livable city followed by Beijing, ranked 122 globally. Pakistan’s Karachi, ranked 269 globally and Islamabad, ranked 261 globally are the hardest locations surveyed in Asia for expatriates to adapt to living and working in for personal security and social political tension.
Toronto is the most livable location for North Americans. Toronto is followed by Dublin in the ranking for North American assignees. In Europe, Copenhagen and Zurich, both ranked 3rd globally, are the easiest European locations for North Americans to adapt to living and working in after Dublin.
ECA international location rating system assesses city with many factors including climate; availability of health services; housing and utilities; isolation; access to a social network and leisure facilities; infrastructure; personal safety; political tensions and air quality.