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Our way of life

Singapore is often used as a shorthand for measuring how good one feels about one’s life. There are formal procedures for calculating this measure that includes factors such as economic, social, physical, political and spiritual well-being. Singapore may be the smallest country in Southeast Asia but it has emerged as one of the best places to live in Asia with a very high quality of life measurement.

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There is constant pressure to excel even at a very young age and this places a lot of stress on the society. Despite this stress, Singapore emerged as the Happiest country in Asia  in a study reported by ABC News. 95% of Singapore residents appreciate the clean, safe and efficient society. The study also showed that in Singapore, family is the most important unit and despite materialistic goals, the family and community always takes precedence. This is turn helps build a content and happy society.

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Factors that impact quality of life in singapore

The following factors play a key role in determining the quality of life in a given country:

  • Political and social environment
  • Economic environment
  • Socio-cultural environment
  • Health and sanitation
  • Schools and education
  • Public services and transportation
  • Recreation
  • Natural environment
  • Consumer goods
  • Housing

Positive Factors

  • Easy country to adjust to when relocating from elsewhere
  • Modern, westernized environment
  • Scores high on safety and low crime rates
  • Wide use of English is appreciated and attracts foreigners
  • High quality transport, infrastructure and health facilities
  • Readily available and affordable domestic help
  • Clean, green and healthy environment to live in

Negative Factors

  • Limited sports/recreation options
  • Rule-bound and sometimes stifling
  • Expensive to own a car
  • No change in climate which is hot and humid most of the time
  • Can be difficult to mix easily with the locals

According to a survey conducted by the PERC, Singapore’s most negative features are: the high cost of living; lack of sports facilities and limited forms of entertainment. Singapore’s most attractive features are: safety; cleanliness; efficiency. All in all, Singapore is one of the best cities to work, live and play.

Acknowlegement : http://www.guidemesingapore.com/relocation/introduction/quality-of-life-in-singapore

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