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Hong Kong fails to make top 25 in most liveable cities for Asian expats due to air pollution

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Air quality and pollution issues have worked against Hong Kong’s favour causing Asia’s World City to rank outside the top 25 in a global ranking for the most liveable cities for Asian expatriates.

Hong Kong ranked 28, while Singapore topped the latest survey conducted by human resources consultancy firm ECA International.

According to Lee Quane, ECA International’s Regional Director of Asia, “Hong Kong has failed to see an improvement on its score from last year and continues to suffer from long-term air quality and pollution issues which have seen it stay in the low position in the rankings.”

Hong Kong was ranked 29th in 2017 and 28th in 2016.

Outside of Asia, Australia’s locations made up the second and third positions with Brisbane being the second most livable city and Sydney and Adelaide in joint third.

A range of factors contribute to the overall assessment of the ranking, assessing over 480 locatiosn worldwide. Some factors climate, availability of health services, housing and utilities, personal safety and air quality.

For the full list, visit https://goo.gl/BpRW9c.

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