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Singapore ranks as Asia's best for quality of living for expats

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SINGAPORE on Wednesday was named Asia's top city in Mercer's Quality of Living list. The annual survey is meant to help in assessing expatriates' pay packages.

SINGAPORE on Wednesday was named Asia's top city in Mercer's Quality of Living list. The annual survey is meant to help in assessing expatriates' pay packages.

Singapore - ranked 26th globally - is followed in Asia by three cities in Japan: Tokyo, Kobe and Yokohama. The top global city is Vienna.

Mercer evaluates local living conditions in more than 440 cities, according to factors such as political stability, level of crime, banking services, media censorship and housing, as well as availability of services such as health care, education and transport.

Mercer ranked Baghdad as the city with the poorest quality of living in the world.

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