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Lagos ranks second unliveable city in the world

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

 

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

 

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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).

 

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“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)

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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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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