Hong Kong is another Asian city that frequently features at the top (the best being 11th place in 2013). Other cities are Beijing, Nanjing and Xiamen for their infrastructure, although excessive levels of air pollution took some of the sheen off. Some Malaysian and Thai locations too have been rising on the liveability rankings. Bangkok was rated at 89, George Town and Kuala Lumpur took 97 and 98 respectively. Outside of Asia, cities in Australia and New Zealand offered the best quality of life. From the US, the top city in terms of liveability turns out to be Honululu - this took me aback as I had a perception (for whatever reason) that this spot would be occpied by some Californian city.
Atlanta from 2012 US trip.
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