2016 Quality of Living Rankings: Beijing in 118th
Beijing ranks 118th in the quality of living in cities around the world, according to a recent survey.
The vast region of Asia has considerable variation in quality of living. Singapore remains its highest ranking city in Asia, keeping a 26th place in the worldwide. Japanese cities rank highest in Eastern Asia, with Tokyo in 44th place.
Hong Kong and and Shanghai rank 70th and 101st respectively, both being better than Beijing , capital of China.
European cities continue to offer some of the worlds’ highest quality-of-living despite recent security issues, social unrest, and concern about the region’s economic outlook, the survey declared.
Beijing ranks 118th in the 2016 Quality of Living in cities around the world. Image: imercer.com
The survey, conducted by American human resources consultancy firm Mercer, is one of the world’s most comprehensive of its kind and is carried out annually to enable multinational companies and other employers to compensate employees fairly when placing them on international assignments.
Political stability, economic environment, education, health and housing are taken into account in the metrics to judge which cities can make the list for the best quality of life.