Singapore Named Most Livable City in Asia

Singapore has been named the most livable city in Asia and the 25th most livable city globally, according to Mercer’s 20th Annual Quality of Living survey. Mercer produces its annual survey in part to help multinational companies and organizations determine how to compensate employees who take international assignments.

Diverse and Mobile Workforce

Companies recognize that increasing globalization comes with many challenges. They face a distinct challenge in attracting and retaining qualified and highly-skilled employees. A mobile workforce that is diverse and that has several new and different ideas as to how they want to work and where they want to locate. As a result, robust relocation programs should provide a wealth of services and benefits. This in turn will help employers stay ahead of competitors in the market for talent.

Singapore Success

When it comes to cities, those that are seen as most livable can easily attract talented candidates. Singapore has achieved success unparalleled in Asia, propelling it to first world economy status and setting it up for the future of work. The other cities in the top three in Asia are both located in Japan: Tokyo and Kobe. Hong Kong ranked 71st globally, while Shanghai ranked 103rd and Beijing 119th.

Global Relocation Programs

Singapore’s achievement as the highest ranking city in Asia on the most livable index makes it a highly desirable location for transferees and their families. As a result, global relocation programs should tailor this information to enhance employee recruiting efforts. Clients planning to hire new employees in Singapore should find it easy to present their opportunities in a most favorable light. Clients looking to transfer current employees to Singapore or the nearby region should experience greater acceptance rates for relocation opportunities.

What should employers do?

Employers should review their hiring plans for foreign professionals in Singapore and the surrounding area. They should determine whether the time is right to implement these plans. They should also use the many benefits of a Singapore location within their relocation program and talent recruitment materials to attract and retain highly-skilled professionals.


Global Mobility Solutions’ team of global relocation experts have helped thousands of our clients with country-specific employment and work pass requirements. Therefore, we can help your company understand how to gain the most benefit from Singapore’s ranking as most livable city in Asia. Contact our experts online or give us a call at 800.617.1904 or 480.922.0700 today.

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