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Lagos ranks second unliveable city in the world



Nigeria’s busiest metropolitan state, Lagos has ranked second on the world’s list of unliveable cities.


According to the latest 2022 Global Liveability Index, Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Lagos ranked 171 out of 172 countries.


EIU stated, “The least liveable cities were Damascus in Syria (30.7), Lagos (32.2), Tripoli (34.2), Algiers (37.0), and Karachi in Pakistan (37.5).


“The EIU further highlighted the top five most liveable cities in the world which are Vienna (99. 1); Copenhagen (98.0); Zurich (96.3); Calgary (96.3); and Vancouver (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.”


The EIU, which is a sister organization to The Economist, ranked 173 cities around the world on a variety of factors.


The factors include health care, crime rates, political stability, infrastructure, and access to green space.


It also examines the quality of health care, education, infrastructure, stability, and culture when assessing the living conditions of each city.


From the indicators used for the ranking index 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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