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Kuala Lumpur ranked eighth globally and third in Asia as best city to live in

Kuala Lumpur ranked eighth globally and third in Asia as best city to live in

22 Nov 2023

The federal capital has been ranked eighth globally and third in Asia for being the best city to live in by a recent global survey.

According to the InterNations’ annual Expat City Ranking, Kuala Lumpur stood out among the 49 cities worldwide covered in the report.

Globally, Kuala Lumpur came in eighth place, trailing four cities in Spain, Mexico City, and the two United Arab Emirates (UAE) cities mentioned earlier.

Kuala Lumpur holds the second position in Asia, trailing behind the leading cities of the UAE, namely Abu Dhabi and Ras Al Khaimah.

The rankings were determined by assessing the experiences of expatriates in the past year, with InterNations conducting a survey of over 12,000 expats globally.

A thorough examination included 177 expat nationalities in 181 countries or territories, assessing factors such as the ease of adaptation, personal finances, quality of life, and other pertinent aspects.

Furthermore, Malaysia was ranked as the fourth-best country in the world for expats to live, behind Mexico, Spain, and Panama.

The study also highlighted Malaysia’s significant improvement in quality of life rankings, advancing from 44th out of 52 destinations in 2022 to 29th out of 53 this year.

Source: NST