Lagos, One of the Worst Global Cities to Live in

By Ikenga Chronicles August 18, 2017

Lagos, One of the Worst Global Cities to Live in

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), has declared Lagos as one to the worst global cities to live in, in the world, after Damascus in Syria.

The report which considered 140 major cities, named Melbourne in Australia as the most liveable city in the world. Vienna in Austria comes in as the second most liveable city in the world.

The parameters used were stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure, in determining the liveability of cities across the globe.

The report reads in part:

“Terrorism has also been compounded by unrest and, in more extreme cases, civil war in some countries. Iraq, Libya, Syria and Turkey remain the subject of high-profile civil unrest and armed conflicts, while a number of other countries, such as Nigeria, continue to battle insurgent groups.”

“Of the more poorly scoring cities, 12 continue to occupy the very bottom tier of liveability, where ratings fall below 50% and most aspects of living are severely restricted.

“Continued threat from groups such as Boko Haram acts as a constraint to improving stability in Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city.”