Lagos ranked second worst liveable city in the world

Nigeria’s commercial capital city, Lagos, has been ranked 171 out of 172 countries in the list of most liveable cities in the world for the first quarter of 2022, according to the latest 2022 Global Liveability Index.

This makes the city to be the second worst liveable city in the world and the worst in Africa.

According to the index published by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the world’s leader in global business intelligence, Damascus (Syria) and Tripoli (Libya) continue to anguish at the bottom of the list along with Lagos, (Nigeria), as they face social unrest, terrorism and conflict.

“The least liveable cities were Damascus in Syria, Lagos in Nigeria, Tripoli in Libya, Algiers in Algeria and Karachi in Pakistan, which scored 30.7, 32.2, 34.2, 37.0, and 37.5, respectively.

“The EIU further highlighted the top five most liveable cities in the world, which are Vienna, Austria, scoring 99.1; Copenhagen, Denmark, with 98.0; Zurich, Switzerland, with 96.3; Calgary, Canada, had 96.3 and Vancouver, Canada, with 96.1

“However, most of the cities in the bottom ten have improved their scores compared with last year, as COVID-19 pandemic induced pressures”, EIU stated.

More than 30 factors are taken into account when calculating each rank, which are then compiled into a weighted score between one and 100.

The EIU, which is a sister organisation to The Economist, ranked 173 cities around the world on a variety of factors, including health care, crime rates, political stability, infrastructure, access to green space and culture, when assessing the living conditions of each city.

From the indicators used for the ranking index, which was stability, healthcare, culture & environment, education and infrastructure, Lagos scored 20.0, 20.8, 44.9, 25.0 and 46.4 respectively, which dragged its score to 32.2 from a total of 100.

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