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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: 11

country: Malaysia

population: 300,000

Snapshot: The City at a glance

City AverageRank
Overall Score585211
Average Income US$8,9008,76313
State Educational Spending Per Cap/$71.83200.2220
a Ratio of House Price to Income10.72417
Hospital Beds per 1,0002.6624
Dust/Suspended Particles(ug/m3)90240.7318
Vehicles per KM City Roads300224.6231
Criminal Cases per 10,0003.12813
TV Sets per 1,000250 241.6915

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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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