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Here Are The 20 Best Cities For Millennials In Asia-Pacific, 2019

Forget Shanghai, New Delhi and Sydney. Singapore is the most millennial-friendly city in the Asia-Pacific, with Tokyo ranking as the second best place for young people to move to, according to a new study.

After Tokyo came Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Melbourne, and Taipei respectively.

To identify best cities for millennials in Asia-Pacific, researchers at the Singapore-based financial analysis site ValueChampion assessed 20 of the region’s major cities – using data from the WEF, Economist, and the WHO and others. The study measured each of the cities according to 3 key metrics: Employment prospects; cost of living; and quality of life.

Here are the 20 best cities for millennials in Asia-Pacific, 2019

1. Singapore
Employment Prospects rank: 1
Cost of Living rank: 7
Quality of Life rank: 1

2. Tokyo, Japan
Employment Prospects rank: 5
Cost of Living rank: 6
Quality of Life rank: 5

3. Hong Kong
Employment Prospects rank: 2
Cost of Living rank: 9
Quality of Life rank: 6

4. Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China
Employment Prospects rank: 7
Cost of Living rank: 1
Quality of Life rank: 11

5. Melbourne, Australia
Employment Prospects rank: 18
Cost of Living rank: 3
Quality of Life rank: 2

6. Taipei City, Taiwan
Employment Prospects rank: 12
Cost of Living rank: 4
Quality of Life rank: 8

7. Seoul (tie), South Korea
Employment Prospects rank: 17
Cost of Living rank: 1
Quality of Life rank: 7

7. Shenzhen (tie), Guangdong Province, China
Employment Prospects rank: 8
Cost of Living rank: 8
Quality of Life rank: 9

9. Sydney, Australia
Employment Prospects rank: 18
Cost of Living rank: 4
Quality of Life rank: 4

10. Auckland, New Zealand
Employment Prospects rank: 16
Cost of Living rank: 9
Quality of Life rank: 3

11. Bangkok, Thailand
Employment Prospects rank: 2
Cost of Living rank: 12
Quality of Life rank: 15

12. Beijing (tie), China
Employment Prospects rank: 8
Cost of Living rank: 11
Quality of Life rank: 13

12. Shanghai (tie), China
Employment Prospects rank: 8
Cost of Living rank: 14
Quality of Life rank: 10

14. Kuala Lumpur (tie), Malaysia
Employment Prospects rank: 6
Cost of Living: 13
Quality of Life: 16

14. Ho Chi Minh City (tie), Vietnam
Employment Prospects rank: 4
Cost of Living rank: 14
Quality of Life rank: 17

16. Manila, Philippines
Employment Prospects rank: 7
Cost of Living rank: 16
Quality of Life rank: 14

17. Jakarta, Indonesia
Employment Prospects rank: 20
Cost of Living rank: 17
Quality of Life rank: 12

18. Bangalore, State of Karnataka, India
Employment Prospects rank: 13
Cost of Living rank: 18
Quality of Life rank: 18

19. Mumbai (tie), State of Maharashtra, India
Employment Prospects rank: 13
Cost of Living rank: 20
Quality of Life rank: 19

19. New Delhi (tie), India
Employment Prospects rank: 13
Cost of Living rank: 19
Quality of Life rank: 20


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