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Gurgaon Beats Leading Asian Cities Like Singapore And Hong Kong In Quality Of Life. Here’s Why.

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In a recent Quality of Life Index report, Gurgaon overall ranked higher than leading Asian cities Singapore, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur!

In this year’s Quality of Life Index report by data provider Numbeo, Gurgaon, Haryana has beaten leading Asian cities Singapore, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur in the rankings.

Gurgaon came in at number 141 in the report which estimates the overall quality of life in areas, including purchasing power, pollution, cost of living, safety, among others. Hong Kong, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur came in at 145, 155 and 173 respectively.

In a recent article by The Huffington Post India, it was suggested that the news “may surprise many of it’s residents,” and whilst this may certainly be true, why is this the case? Moreover, what gives countries like Singapore, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur their reputation as leading Asian countries, and how has a lesser-known Asian city in India Gurgaon managed to beat them in the world-rankings?


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In the report, Gurgaon rated ‘High’ in terms of purchasing power and health care, ‘Very Low’ on cost of living and ‘Moderate’ for property price to income ratio, all helping to boost its position in the report.

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Although Singapore rated higher in terms of safety index and lower for pollution than Gurgaon, it was given a ‘Very High’ property price to income ratio and ‘Moderate’ for cost of living, knocking it’s overall position.

Similarly to Gurgaon, Hong Kong also rated ‘High’ for healthcare and ‘High’ for safety but lost points for it’s ‘High’ pollution, ‘Moderate’ purchasing power and ‘Very High’ property price to income ratio.

Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur had ‘High’ health care ratings and ‘Very Low’ cost of living however lost points with its ‘High’ pollution levels, ‘Moderate’ purchasing power and ‘Low’ safety.

Gurgaon has shown tremendous improvements on the overall index and could very well be inching it’s way into the Top 5 most liveable cities in India.

Other high-ranking Indian cities to feature in the list were Mangalore, at 48, and Pune, at 102.

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Written by Lucy Plummer

Born in London, UK, Lucy has traveled the world before falling in love with India during a 9-month backpacking trip in 2016. She’s passionate about humanity, culture, food and mountains.