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A Green City re­port by The Econ­o­mist In­tel­li­gence Unit (EIU) in 2016 noted Bangkok as be­ing “be­low av­er­age” in terms of “Land Use and Build­ings”, a cat­e­gory in as­sess­ing the city’s pop­u­la­tion den­sity and green space per capita.

Ac­cord­ing to the Bangkok Met­ro­pol­i­tan Ad­min­is­tra­tion (BMA), green space in Bangkok is about 5.46 square me­tres per capita, a frac­tion of the EIU’s re­gional av­er­age of 39 square me­tres, while Sin­ga­pore’s av­er­aged an amaz­ing 66 square me­tres.

Since green space is a key fac­tor in en­hanc­ing a city’s qual­ity of life and, in turn, prop­erty val­ues, Bangkok falls well be­low re­gional com­peti­tors like Jakarta. Only Hanoi scores lower, ac­cord­ing to CBRE Thai­land.

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