Nigeria’s commercial hub and capital city, Lagos, has been ranked as the world’s second least liveable urban area due to social unrests, terrorism and conflicts.
According to the latest 2022 Global Liveability Index, Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) obtained by Persecondnews, Lagos is ranked 171 out of 172 countries in the list of most liveable cities in the world for the first quarter of 2022.
In the survey, the EIU ranks 173 cities around the world on a variety of factors, including 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 which was stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure, 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.
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 as 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
No city in Africa made the list of the top five ranked Global Liveability Index, Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).