Ten places separate the two rivals in the rankings.
The latest Economist Intelligence Unit survey revealed that Hong Kong is less livable than Singapore, with the latter coming out ahead for the first time due to its improved education.
In the annual liveability report produced by the Economist, Hong Kong ranked 45th on the overall list, falling two places whilst Singapore managed to jump 11 spots to 35th.
"However it is worth remembering that, although ten ranking places now separate Hong Kong and Singapore the difference between them is marginal at just 1.6% and both comfortably sit in the top tier of liveability where there are few, if any, challenges to lifestyle," Survey Editor Jon Copestake said.
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