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Reykjavik in Iceland is the world’s safest city according to Berkshire Hathaway.
Reykjavik in Iceland is the world’s safest city according to Berkshire Hathaway. Photo Credit: Adobe/TTstudio

The Icelandic capital of Reykjavik has been named as the world’s safest city in a new survey that additionally ranks Seoul, Singapore and Tokyo as the safest cities in Asia.

The list of the world’s 15 safest cities is the result of Berkshire Hathaway’s analysis of the most popular international and domestic cities for travellers, culled from Expedia, American Express and other sources.

To the traveller survey ratings Berkshire Hathaway added the most recent safe-cities index from The Economist, city ratings from GeoSure Global, and the Current Crime Index from Numbeo, and weighted everything to get a final result.

Reykjavik, an increasing popular tourist destination, came out on top, followed by Danish capital Copenhagen and Montreal in Canada, with Amsterdam in the Netherlands filling the fourth spot, ahead of South Korea’s Seoul (5th).

Singapore dropped two places from last year’s ranking, the result of American travellers downgrading the Lion City for some of its strict law-and-order measures, the survey noted.

From top to bottom the 15 safest cities are:
1. Reykjavik
2. Copenhagen
3. Montreal
4. Amsterdam
5. Seoul
6. Singapore
7. Tokyo
8. Berlin
9. London
10. Sydney
11. Barcelona
12. Honolulu
13. Rome
14. Dubai
15. Paris

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