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Dublin re-enters the top 10 most liveable cities in the world thanks to improved personal safety in 2018.

Edinburgh is the only UK city in the top 20 most liveable cities in the world for European expats, closely followed by Aberdeen at 21.


Singapore is once again named the most liveable location for East Asian expats


Hong Kong is now the joint 41st most liveable location for East Asian workers, down from 29th.


Chinese cities have seen further improvements in their liveability scores, as Beijing, Nanjing, Shenzhen and many others all rise in the liveability rankings.

UK has dropped 81 places in the Cost of Living ranking since the Brexit referendum, as the weakened post-referendum pound makes UK one of cheapest countries in Europe for international employees.

Hong Kong is the second most expensive location in Asia for expatriates to live, behind only Ashgabat, and sixth most expensive globally.


Singapore is now the 18th most expensive location in the world for expatriates, after dropping out of the top 20 in 2017.

UK professionals are expected to receive 0.8% real-terms salary increase in 2019, double the increase received in 2018 (0.4%)

Average real salary increase in Singapore forecast to be 2.6%, down from 2.9% in 2018, due to higher inflation