Lagos Ranked World’s 3rd Worst City To Live In


According to a report released by The Economist Intelligence Unit on Thursday, Lagos is ranked as the third worst city to live in.

It maintained its position at the lowest rankings of the Global Livability Index.

Lagos was placed 138th out of the 140 cities ranked in the latest livability survey and only Tripoli and Damascus were ranked worse than Lagos.

The livability survey assesses which locations around the world provide the best or the worst living conditions across five broad categories, including stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure.

According to the report, the top five best countries to live in are: Melbourne, Australia; Vienna, Austria; Vancouver, Canada; Toronto, Canada; and Calgary, Canada.

Of the poorer-scoring cities, 13 continue to occupy the very bottom tier of livability, where ratings fall below 50 percent and most aspects of living are severely restricted.

“Continued threats from groups like Boko Haram acts as a constraint to improving stability in Lagos,” the report stated.

Three other African cities joined Lagos at the bottom rung of the liveable cities, including Douala, Cameroon; Harare, Zimbabwe; and Algiers, Algeria; ranking 132nd, 133rd, and 134th respectively.

No African city made it to the top 10 most liveable cities, five were in the 10 least liveable cities.

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