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Making Cities Work
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Asia's Best Cities
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The Complete Rankings

The Rankings Explained

Hong Kong vs. Singapore
The Competition Heats Up
A Comparison
Different Lifestyles

A devil of a job in the City of Angels


overall rank: 24

country: Sri Lanka

population: 850,000

Snapshot: The City at a glance

City AverageRank
Overall Score485224
Average Income US$3,6468,76321
State Educational Spending Per Cap/$9.75200.2237
a Ratio of House Price to Income13.82424
Hospital Beds per 1,0002.7623
Dust/Suspended Particles(ug/m3)300*240.7329
Vehicles per KM City Roads25*224.621
Criminal Cases per 10,000728128
TV Sets per 1,0008.5241.6930

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a = Average house price divided by average annual income.
b = Household income.
c = Based on household income.
d = Officially, land cannot be bought or sold.
e = National figure.
f = U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Pollutants Standards Index.
g = Air Pollutant Index.
h = Per 100 families
i = Per 1,000 families
j = Per 75,000 people.
k = National figure, TV sets per 1,000 people.
m = % of households with TV sets.
n = Measured in Parts per Million (ppm).

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