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Making Cities Work
What Makes Good Governance?

Asia's Best Cities
The Top Ten
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: 21

country: China


Snapshot: The City at a glance

City AverageRank
Overall Score515221
Average Income US$7,8418,76315
State Educational Spending Per Cap/$129.39200.2218
a Ratio of House Price to Income22.52427
Hospital Beds per 1,0005.3613
Dust/Suspended Particles(ug/m3)150(g)240.73(-)
Vehicles per KM City Roads232.22224.6226
Criminal Cases per 10,00071.878127
TV Sets per 1,000111(h)241.69(-)

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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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