Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Phnom Penh least liveable city in South-east Asia

After being voted second-worst historic city by National Geographic magazine last year, Phnom Penh was just today ranked the worst Southeast Asian city to live in by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

It ranked 128th out of 140 cities in the survey which examined five categories: stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure.

The highest-ranked Asian city was Osaka in Japan (13th). The next highest was Hong Kong (equal 39th with Madrid, Spain) followed by Singapore (54th) and Seoul, South Korea (58th). "The performance of Asian cities reflects the diverse levels of development throughout the region,'' EIU spokesman Jon Copestake said.

The top three liveable cities are: Vancouver, Canada, followed by Vienna, Austria then Melbourne, Australia. Australian cities occupy 5 of the top 20 cities.

The worst city to live on earth is Harare, the strife-torn capital of Zimbabwe.

I could not find Siem Reap's position as the entire list is not available - yet. You can purchase the complete information from store.eiu.com and if anyone does, please let me know where Siem Reap ranks, if at all.

No comments:


Blog Widget by LinkWithin