Lagos Nigeria, Aug 16 – The 10 least livable cities in the world according to The Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2017 Global Liveability Report, which assesses stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure in 140 different cities, are Kiev, Douala, Harare, Karachi, Algiers, Port Moresby, Dhaka, Tripoli, Lagos and Damascus.
The Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2017 Global Liveability Report notes that a decade of declines in the ease of living has now stabilised, although a number of cities have suffered from the “spreading perceived threat of terrorism”.
The five most improved cities over the past five years are Tehran, Dubai, Abidjan, Harare and Colombo — although all remain in the lower half of the 140 cities included.
The biggest decliners are Kiev, Damascus, Tripoli, Detroit and Moscow.
Rankings are calculated using a number of factors including crime, healthcare, climate, corruption and censorship.
Here are the EIU’s top 10 cities to live in: Melbourne, Vienna, Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, Adelaide, Perth, Auckland. Helsinki,
Melbourne Australia topped the Economist Intelligence Unit’s ranking of the most livable cities in the world for the seventh year in a row.
Melbourne received a score of 97.5 out of 100 on the annual list, which assesses stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure in 140 different cities.
Most livable cities in 2017 are :
1. Melbourne, Australia
2. Vienna, Austria
3. Vancouver, Canada
4. Toronto, Canada
5. Calgary, Canada
6. Adelaide, Australia
7. Perth, Australia
8. Auckland, New Zealand
9. Helsinki, Finland
10. Hamburg, Germany
Photo: Lagos, Nigeria
Unsurprisingly the bottom of the list is made up of cities devastated by war, poverty and political unrest.
Syria’s capital, Damascus, is at the very bottom, with an overall livability rating of just 30.2, while Nigeria’s Lagos and Libya’s Tripoli are just slightly ahead, with scores of 36 and 36.6 respectively.