Singapore ranked 54th on Livability Rankings
The top 10 countries on the list were Vancouver, Melbourne, Vienna, Geneva, Perth, Adelaide, Sydney, Zurich, Toronto and Calgary in that order. Tokyo was 16th and Auckland, Osaka and Wellington were 20th. Surprise, Surprise, Hong Kong, our arch rivals, was 41st.
According the EUI survey, the livability ranking,
part of the Worldwide Cost of Living Survey, assesses living conditions in 127 cities around the world by looking at nearly 40 individual indicators grouped into five categories: stability; healthcare; culture and environment; education; and infrastructure.
If these are the markers used, how come we are 54th?
Stability in Singapore is surely the best in the world. We reprimand students for posting bad
Our environment is the greenest in the world. For heavens sake, we even paint some HDB blocks green. We are the best when it comes to racing on train platforms and cutting lanes on the expressway. So we should have scored really high on culture.
Going simply by the weight of our school kid’s bag, we should be in the top 5 on the education scale. Include all the overseas expertise we use to build our universities, we should be numero uno. We have the best airport, transportation system, information technology stuff – surely one of the best in the world.
I think we should dispute these rankings by EUI. We should give the staff of EUI a free subscription to our local newspapers. That way, they will know that we live in paradise and most of us have already attained nirvana.