Hong Kong was in the No. 43 spot in a list of the world’s most livable cities, ahead of Singapore which was in the 46th position.
According to the Global Liveability Ranking compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), Hong Kong moved up three places from last year, largely due to declines in livability scores in other cities.
The place was ranked as the most livable city in China, as mainland cities saw their scores fall due to environment and other issues.
Tianjin saw the sharpest fall in its livability score among eight Chinese cities surveyed, as the port city suffered following a massive explosion at a chemical factory there a year ago.
But Tianjin, at No. 77, was still ahead of other major Chinese cities such as Shanghai, Shenzhen, Dalian and Guangzhou, CNBC reported.
Globally, Melbourne in Australia was ranked as the world’s most livable city for a sixth consecutive year.
Austria’s capital Vienna took the second rank, while the Canadian city of Vancouver was in the third position.
Toronto, Calgary, Adelaide, Perth, Auckland, Helsinki and Hamburg took the next seven spots to make it to the top ten.
EIU’s Liveability Ranking is based on factors such as safety, healthcare, educational resources, infrastructure and the environment, with scores calculated for 140 cities around the world.
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