Bangkok was ranked 47th on the list of safe cities


The Economist Intelligence Unit conducted a survey of residents of 60 cities around the world based on 57 indicators, including infrastructure safety, personal safety and health care

Bangkok scored 57.6 points compared to 92 points in Tokyo and 91.5 points in Singapore. It is in line with Ho Chi Minh City, but Thailand’s capital city lost to Kuala Lumpur and Manila.

Three of the safest cities in Asia, Seoul was ranked ninth. But the EIU believes that geography is not a factor in ensuring the safety of the ranking’s leaders

“Tokyo, Singapore and Osaka are not safe because they are located in Asia, but because of the specific urban environment that their residents and officials have created in them,” the report says.

The two-year survey debuted in 2015. Tokyo has ranked first in all three surveys to date.

Source: The Phuket News. Translation: Anna Boyko.

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