Lagos ranked 2nd world’s least livable cities in 2019

Nigeria’s commercial hub Lagos has been named among the world’s least inhabitable cities in 2019 by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

While Austrian capital Vienna has been ranked the world’s most livable city for the second time in a row, Damascus, in Syria, was judged the world’s least livable city, followed by Lagos, Nigeria.

Dhaka, Tripoli and Karachi also featured in the bottom 10 on the annual Global Liveability Index of 140 cities worldwide.

The index considers more than 30 qualitative and quantitative factors spanning five broad categories: stability (25%), healthcare (20%), culture and environment (25%), education (10%), and infrastructure (20%).

It also highlights the challenges that a city presents to an individual’s lifestyle, as well as a benchmarking tool for future investment decisions.

The world’s most livable cities 2019

1. Vienna, Austria
2. Melbourne, Australia
3. Sydney, Australia
4. Osaka, Japan
5. Calgary, Canada
6. Vancouver, Canada
7. Toronto, Canada
7. Tokyo, Japan
9. Copenhagen, Denmark
10. Adelaide, Australia

The world’s least livable cities 2019

1. Damascus, Syria
2. Lagos, Nigeria
3. Dhaka, Bangladesh
4. Tripoli, Libya
5. Karachi, Pakistan
6. Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
7. Harare, Zimbabwe
8. Douala, Cameroon
9. Algiers, Algeria
10. Caracas, Venezuela
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