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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?



  1. Concerned Lagosian

    August 15, 2012 at 3:46 PM

    Infact lagos should be 1st most liveable city in the world

  2. Gideon Y.D

    August 15, 2012 at 4:44 PM

    This is true,nawao lagos

  3. Kingdavid

    August 15, 2012 at 5:37 PM

    Dats just d truth lagos is too rough 4 living.

  4. Olaitan

    August 15, 2012 at 9:32 PM

    I Think is truth not Lagos but people that live there they are was people every body are liers the motoriest, okada people life is what less in thier eyes no human feeling or sympathy we are just blameing the goverment, every thing is money,money that is cause of the problem.

  5. vyne buchmann

    August 16, 2012 at 8:58 AM

    This is very true …….. Healthwise only the smell that welcomes you at the airport alone makes it even worst

  6. isiaka oluwabunmi

    August 18, 2012 at 10:17 AM

    Lagos is a market place,2 me is still manageable 2 live.

  7. sobo lola

    May 16, 2013 at 5:38 PM

    its not that lag is the worst place to leave its has its own good and bad places in it,but i think its the people that live in it bcus its the people thats makes this lagos,and again its over populated and and large no of people are illitrate even the lliterate behaves like the unlearned.

  8. grace

    June 27, 2013 at 1:39 AM

    Nigeria government shld wake up and take responsibilities. Can’t afford 2 live in lagos.

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