In a development which may further improve the image of Australia as not only a very developed nation but also an incredibly safe one, the latest Quality of Living study, reportedly, claims that Australian cities are some of the safest in the entire world. This news allegedly becomes more important when one observes that it arrives in an age of heightened international security issues and social turbulence.

On the whole, Sydney finds itself at the 10th spot in the global list of cities with the best quality of living in the 2016 Mercer’s yearly study with Melbourne placed at 15, Perth at 21, Adelaide at 27, Canberra at 28 and Brisbane at the 36 position.

The yearly Quality of Living study comprises a personal safety position--the basis of which is internal stability, levels of crime, show of local law enforcement agencies, and the rapport of the Australian home country with other nations.

The firm indicated that safety, in particular, is a top issue for Multinational Companies (MNCs) when sending across expat manpower out-of-the-country both because the same raises fears related to the personal safety of the migrant and their family, and because the same has a major effect on the price of global compensation schemes.

In the 2016 study, every city of Down Under is regarded safe with Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth—each of them tied at the 25th position in the personal safety standing.

Allegedly, heightened domestic & global security dangers, people dislocation due to bloodshed & fighting, and social turbulence in major business centres throughout the globe are all key issues adding to the difficult challenge plaguing the MNCs when examining the safety and health of their expatriate labor force. The cities of Oz gain from a rather stable infrastructure, better availability of accommodation on city peripheries, and lifestyle choices that are predominantly appealing to the younger generation.

In the neighbouring New Zealand, Auckland is placed at the 3rd spot globally, and Wellington 12th even as in the Asia Pacific area, Singapore is placed at the 26th spot.

For personal safety, the rankings for the cities of Asia differ very much. Singapore is the highest placed at the 8th spot duly succeeded by 5 Japanese cities of Tokyo, Kobe, Nagoya, Yokohama, and Osaka—every of them tied for the 32nd position. Other top cities comprise Hong Kong positioned at 37, Taipei at 78, Beijing at 97, Seoul at 115, and Jakarta at 172. Significantly, the Indian capital of New Delhi is at the 142th spot.

The study report asserts that in the wake of substantial political strife and terrorist attacks in more than a few tourist regions over the previous some years, the capital of Thailand, Bangkok, is placed at the 173rd position for personal safety.


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