13. Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia and the country’s business and financial centre. The city is relatively prosperous with a GDP per capita of $12,400 and ranks average overall in the index.
Transport and air quality are Kuala Lumpur’s strongest categories.
Proactive transport policies, along with a relatively extensive and advanced rapid transit network are paying off.
Although vehicle traffic is still heavy in the city, Kuala Lumpur has the second-lowest level of sulphur dioxide emissions in the index.