The world’s safest cities watchdog has released a list for the first six months of this year, with Islamabad ranked second on the list of safest cities in South Asia.
According to the survey, Islamabad’s safety index has been 70.85 percent.
According to the survey, Lahore, the capital of Punjab, ranks 11th in the list of safest cities in South Asia, but Rawalpindi and Karachi lag behind 300 cities in the list.
India’s Mangalore has been named the safest city in South Asia in the list of the safest cities and countries in the region, with a safety index of 74.66%.
Another survey listed the world’s safest cities, with Islamabad ranked 83rd. Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, was named the safest city in the world.
According to the magazine, Toronto city of Canada is the second safest city in the world. Singapore stood third. Sydney, the capital of Australia, is fourth and Tokyo, the capital of Japan, is fifth on the list of the safest cities in the world.
On the other hand, Islamabad and Karachi have been ranked among the world’s cheapest 11 cities for expats in 2021.
Mercer’s Cost of Living Survey 2021 had in June revealed that Ashgabat in Turkmenistan was the most expensive city for overseas workers, followed by Hong Kong, Beirut (Lebanon) and Tokyo (Japan).
Whereas, the cheapest city was Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan, then Lusaka in Zambia and the third cheapest city was Tbilisi in Georgia. Karachi was ranked 9th and Islamabad 11th cheapest city.
According to the report, prices of more than 200 items ranging from accommodation, transportation to food and household goods were compared in 209 cities to compile the list.
The report had revealed that five of the ten cheapest cities in the world belonged to the continent of Africa.