In a recent Quality of Life Index report 2017:
Gurgaon has been overall ranked higher and beat the leading Asian cities such as Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and Hong Kong in the rankings!
Among Indian cities, Mangalore started the charts, followed by Pune and Hyderabad.
According to the report, Gurgaon has clinched number 141 position which evaluates the overall quality of life in regions, including cost of living, safety, purchasing power, health care and pollution among others.
However, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur came in at 145, 155 and 173 place respectively.
This news “may surprise many of its inhabitants,” and although this may surely be true, why is this the case?
Moreover, what gives countries such as Hong Kong, Singapore, and Kuala Lumpur their reputation as prime Asian countries, and how has a little-known Asian city in India “Gurgaon” managed to bang them in the world rankings?
Gurgaon ranked ‘Extremely Low’ on cost of living and ‘Moderate’ for property price to income ratio, all helping to uplift its place.
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, banging its overall place.
Similarly to Gurgaon, Hong Kong has also ranked ‘High’ for healthcare and safety but missed points for it’s ‘High’ pollution, ‘Moderate’ purchasing power and ‘Very High’ property price to income ratio.
Kuala Lumpur had ‘leading’ health care ratings and ‘extremely low’ cost of living.
However lost points with its ‘High’ pollution levels, ‘Low’ safety and ‘Moderate’ purchasing power.
Gurgaon has shown tremendous improvements in the universal index 2017 and could very well be close to getting into the Top 5 most liveable cities in India.
Other high-ranking Indian cities in the list were Mangalore, at 48 and Pune, at 102 positions respectively.