Aussie cities offer easier way of life for expatriates

first_imgAussie cities offer easier way of life for expatriatesOn 17 Feb 2004 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Melbourne, Vancouver and Vienna are the easiest cities in the world forexpatriates to live in, according to the latest hardship survey by theEconomist Intelligence Unit. Port Moresby, capital of Papua New Guinea, has again been branded the worstplace to live. The biggest climber in the chart was Hong Kong, rising 11 places in theranking, thanks to a 2 per cent rise in living standards. The war in Iraq saw neighbouring Kuwait fall furthest in the rankings – down10 places – although Harare suffered the greatest actual drop in livingstandards as a result of ongoing political unrest. The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Hardship Rating, which is part of theWorldwide Cost of Living Survey, assesses conditions for expatriates in 130cities around the world by looking at 12 factors grouped into three categories:health and safety; culture and environment; and infrastructure. Australian and Canadian cities feature prominently at the top of therankings, with five of the Australian cities surveyed appearing in the top 10. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more