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Asia's most livable cities 2007 : Asian quality of life rankings Mercer and The Economist both release lists of the world’s most livable cities. Doing some related academic essay, I needed to rip down a sub-list for the most livable cities in Asia. It’s be interesting to read the in-depth analysis of those reports and see how they measured quality of life. I find the results fascinating, and somewhat sensible based on my tours and life around Asia so far. Here it the most livable cities in Asia according to Mercer (I think The Economist list requires 200US$):

(City name – country name – 2007 rank – 2006 rank)

  1. Singapore – Singapore – 34 – 34
  2. Tokyo – Japan – 35 -35
  3. Yokahama – Japan – 38 – 37
  4. Kobe – Japan – 40 – 40
  5. Osaka – Japan – 42 – 51
  6. Nagoya – Japan – 54 – 53
  7. Yokkaichi – Japan – 63 – 64
  8. Omata – Japan – 69 -67
  9. Hong Kong – China – 70 – 68
  10. Katsuyama – Japan – 73 – 71
  11. Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia – 75 – 75
  12. Taipei – Taiwan – 83 – 81
  13. Seoul – South Korea – 87 – 89
  14. Shanghai – China – 100 – 103
  15. Johor Baharu – Malaysia – 101 – 99
  16. Kaohsiung – Taiwan – 103 – 101
  17. (Tel-Aviv – Israel – 105 – 105)
  18. Bangkok – Thailand – 109 – 107
  19. Yeochun – South Korea – 110 – 110
  20. Ulsan – South Korea – 113 – 115
  21. Beijing – China – 116 – 121
  22. (Jerusalem – Israel – 122 – 124)
  23. Manila – Philippines – 123 – 118
  24. Guangzhou – China – 131 – 133
  25. Raynong – Thailand – 132 – 132
  26. Nanjing – China – 135 – 136
  27. Jakarta – Indonesia – 142 – 142
  28. Shenyang – China – 145 – 147
  29. New Delhi – India – 148 – 150
  30. Ho Chi Minh city – Vietnam – 150 – 148

Makes sense?



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  • http://www.catherinedaigle.com/ Catherine

    Really interesting. Thanks for posting this!

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  • http://www.catherinedaigle.com/ Catherine

    Really interesting. Thanks for posting this!

    Catherine’s last blog post..Doctors or pill pushers??? What’s up Taiwan?

  • http://www.catherinedaigle.com/ Catherine

    Really interesting. Thanks for posting this!

    Catherine’s last blog post..Doctors or pill pushers??? What’s up Taiwan?

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    What about Davao City in the Philippines?

  • John Lim

    What about Davao City in the Philippines?

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