Hong Kong has been named the best city in the world to live in according to a new report conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) which examines aspects such as living conditions, green space, ‘liveability’, and many others.
The boost from the former 10th spot also saw Amsterdam clinch the 2nd place as best city to live in. Hong Kong was voted highly upon aspects such as connections with the rest of the world, natural assets and low urban sprawl, although it performed less well on pollution issues and cultural assets.
The former British colony is an attractive place for westerns to live because of its mix of the western world and the eastern world, with street signs often in both English and Chinese. Language of course is not usually a major problem, with youngsters being taught English from a very young age at school.
Hong Kong is also a very small and compact city, meaning there are always people out and about. One might be mistaken to think that the amount of residents also means a rise in crime; which is simply untrue as people feel safe on the streets, even at night.
Tehran scored the lowest on the best cities index, followed by African cities Nairobi and Lusaka.
The index ranked 140 cities against one another.
The top 10
1. Hong Kong