Lagos Ranked 3rd Worst Liveable City In The World


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August 15, 2012 – Lagos Ranked Third Worst Liveable City In The World

According to a report from the Economist Intelligence Unit, Lagos, Nigeria has been ranked third worst liveable city in the world.

In it’s 2012 Global Livability survey, 140 cities were picked from around the world and they were assessed based on the following factors:

  • Political and social stability
  • Crime rates
  • Access to quality healthcare
  • Diversity and standard of cultural events
  • The natural environment; education (school and university)
  • Standard of infrastructure, including public transport

On worst living condition, Lagos ranked 138. In 2011, Lagos was at 137.

Following closely after Lagos was Port Moresby which took the 139th position and Dhaka, Bangladesh as the 140th position making it the worst liveable city in the world.

The first on the list is Melbourne, Australia with overall rating of 97.5 followed by Vienna, Austria and Vancouver, Canada.

Johannesburg and Pretoria, South Africa took the 92nd & 96th positions respectively. London ranked 55th, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil shares 92nd position with Johannesburg.

Do you agree with the survey? Is Lagos indeed the third worst liveable city in the world?