International rankings of Singapore

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A night view of the Central Business District of Singapore, photographed on 22 January 2009

The following are some international rankings of Singapore.

Cities[edit]

Skyscrapers of the Central Business District, photographed from Elgin Bridge on 18 April 2009

Singapore is a city-state.

  • General rankings
    • Singapore is ranked third among Asian countries in 2014 on Gallup's Potential Net Migration Index.[1]
  • FutureBrand: Country Brand Index 2012-13, ranked 14 out of 102 brands (ranked 4 in the Asia-Pacific region)[2]
    • Country Brand – Environmental friendliness, ranked 13 out of 102 brands
    • Country Brand – Stable legal environment, ranked 13 out of 102 brands
    • Country Brand – Education system, ranked 9 out of 102 brands
    • Country Brand – Shopping, ranked 10 out of 102 brands
  • Most expensive cities
    • Economist Intelligence Unit: Cost of Living Survey 2014, ranked 1 out of 140 cities in the world [3]
    • Mercer: Worldwide Cost of Living Survey 2013, ranked 5 out of 72 countries[4]
  • Population of urban area: Ranked 63 (2011)
  • Singapore ranked as Asia’s top City of Opportunity and third amongst 30 cities worldwide by PricewaterhouseCoopers.[5]

Communications[edit]

Main article: Media of Singapore

Demographics[edit]

Economy[edit]

The Central Business District, photographed on 22 May 2009
Main article: Economy of Singapore

Education[edit]

  • Times Higher Education placed National University of Singapore (NUS) at number 26 among the top 100 universities in the world and 12th in the Engineering & Technology category.
  • Financial Times ranked National University of Singapore's Executive MBA 11th Globally in 2009.
  • In the QS World University Rankings 2013, National University of Singapore (NUS) is ranked 24th globally (7th in Engineering and Technology) while Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is ranked 41st position worldwide.[20]

Energy[edit]

Environment[edit]

A tembusu tree (Fagraea fragrans) at the Singapore Botanic Gardens

Geography[edit]

Globalization[edit]

Healthcare[edit]

  • Singapore is ranked No. 2 in 2010 on World Health Organization’s World Health Statistic’s Infant Mortality Rate.[29]
  • Singapore is ranked 3 out of 55 on Health Infrastructure ranking in International Institute for Management Development’s (IMD) World Competitiveness Yearbook 2010.[30]

Labour[edit]

  • Singapore is ranked 7th in the world and 2nd in Asia for having the most motivated workforce.[31]
  • Singapore is among the top 5 in Asia for the best skilled labour.[31]
  • Singapore's labour regulations are the most business conducive in Asia.[31]
  • Singapore immigration laws for foreign talent highly regarded for being business-centric.[31]

Military[edit]

Politics and law[edit]

Main article: Politics of Singapore

Society[edit]

Technology[edit]

Transportation[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ http://www.futurebrand.com/images/uploads/studies/cbi/CBI_2012-Final.pdf
  3. ^ Economist Intelligence Unit Cost of Living Survey 2014: Singapore named the world's most expensive city., 1 April 2014 .
  4. ^ Worldwide Cost of Living survey 2014 – City ranking, Mercer, 1 April 2014, retrieved 1 April 2014 ; S'pore 5th most expensive city .
  5. ^ http://www.pwc.com/us/en/cities-of-opportunity/2014/assets/cities-of-opportunity-2014.pdf
  6. ^ Akamai Technologies
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  12. ^ IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2013
  13. ^ 2009-2010 Global Competitiveness Report
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