Singapore and Tokyo are two top cities in Asia for expat quality of life, according to a recent survey.
Based on the survey of 231 cities published by consulting firm Mercer, Singapore ranked first in Asia while 25th in the world. Tokyo followed Singapore in Asia, ranking 47th in the world.
Vienna, Austria’s capital, was named the world’s best for expats for eighth year in a row, while Baghdad remained the worst.
Three other cities that come after Singapore and Tokyo are also Japanese cities including Kobe, Yokohama and Osaka.
Mercer’s Quality of Living research assists multinational organizations to compensate employees fairly when placing them on international assignments. It uses dozens of criteria such as political stability, health care, education, crime, recreation and transport.
In terms of infrastructure, Singapore came first in the world, followed by Frankfort and Munich.
The list of city rankings by the New York-based firm didn’t include any Afghan city.