The Prime Minister was thrilled to learn that Chiang Mai was declared the safest city in Southeast Asia by the database platform Numbeo, which ranked the city 32nd safest out of 416 cities.
According to Government Spokesperson Anucha Burapachaisri, Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha was happy with the rankings and congratulated all relevant authorities for guaranteeing safety in the northern city, which resulted in Chiang Mai winning the confidence of international visitors.
Numbeo is the world’s largest user-contributed collection of information about cities and nations. It provides current and timely data on global living circumstances, such as cost of living, housing indicators, health care, traffic, crime, and pollution.
According to the website Numbeo, Chiang Mai scored 75,5 points for safety, the most in Southeast Asia, followed by Davao, Philippines, and Singapore.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, was voted the safest city with 88.8 points, while Caracas, Venezuela, was ranked the least safe.