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KL and JB ranked second and third in South-East Asia

PETALING JAYA: Kuala Lumpur has been ranked the second best city in South-East Asia in Mercer’s 2017 Quality of Living rankings, with Johor Baru in third place.

The annual survey by consulting firm Mercer, used by multinational companies to design expatriate packages, ranked Kuala Lumpur as second for the city with the best quality of life in South-East Asia, with a global ranking of 86 out of 231 cities surveyed.

In terms of Asian cities, Kuala Lumpur is ranked at No. 10, while Johor Baru, which is 103rd globally, is ranked at No. 14.

The Quality of Living survey looked at 10 categories including political and social environment, economic environment, natural environment, housing, health services, and education.

According to Mercer’s 19th annual Quality of Living survey, Singapore is the best Southeast Asian city in terms of quality of living and has a global rank of 25.

Other key South-East Asian cities in the Quality of Living survey include Bangkok, which ranked fourth in the region and 131 globally, Manila (ranked fifth in South-East Asia and 135 globally, and Jakarta in sixth place, with a global rank of 143.

Other notable cities in Asia include Hong Kong (ranked 71 globally), Seoul (76), Taipei (85), Shanghai (102) and Beijing (119).

Five Japanese cities, meanwhile, top the ranking for East Asia. These are Tokyo (ranked 47 globally), Kobe (50), Yokohama (51), Osaka (60), and Nagoya (63).

This survey is proof of how high the quality of living in Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru is. Therefore it makes sense to invest in a home in these places and live a happy and luxurious life. IQI can help you find your dream home; if you have any questions you can send us a message at

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