Global statistic database, Numbeo has published the result of its 2023 survey into the quality of life in various parts of the globe.
The survey establishes an overall value for ‘quality of life’ based on a number of qualifying factors, aspects of life that contribute to an overall sense that ‘you know what, this place is actually pretty nice’. Quality of life indicators include the cost of living, healthcare, climate, traffic, pollution and safety.
If you look at the extracted crime/safety Numbeo index survey, Abu Dhabi sits at the top of the table (for the sixth year running). That’s out of 416 cities, and yet still it really isn’t much of a surprise.
Because of their consistently low crime rates, three other UAE cities also featured in the top 10 safest cities of the world. Ajman came in fourth, Sharjah in fifth and Dubai picked up a very respectable seventh, UAE national news agency WAM reported
The UAE came in second place (out of 84) for the safest country overall in the national league table, being pipped at the post by 0.3 of a point by Qatar. This is the fifth consecutive year that Qatar has held the top spot.
The Sultanate of Oman has been rated the fourth most secure country in the world. Oman also occupied 5th global position as a crime-free country, according to the Global Database Index (Numbeo).
Oman received 80.3 points in the security level and 19.7 points in scale measuring the spread of crime.
The results reflect the efforts made by the Royal Oman Police (ROP) in preserving security and public order, protecting lives and properties, preventing and combating all sorts of crimes, Oman News Agency (ONA) reported.
Other countries in the top 10 are: Taiwan (China), Isle of Man, Hong Kong (China), Armenia, Japan, Switzerland and Bahrain.
At the other end of the scale you’ll find Durban in South Africa; Pretoria in South Africa; and Caracas, Venezuala making up the bottom three, with Caracas sitting at the very bottom of the pile.