Lagos Ranked Second Worst Liveable City In The World
Lagos, the commercial capital of Nigeria, is ranked as the second least liveable urban area in the world by the global business intelligence business Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
EIU ranked Lagos 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 report makes the Nigerian best city the worst in Africa as 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
More than 30 factors are taken into account when calculating each rank, which are then compiled into a weighted score between one and 100.
Lagos earned 20.0, 20.8, 44.9, 25.0, and 46.4 from the ranking index's indicators for stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure, respectively, lowering its score down to 32.2 from a potential 100.