Lagos is rated as the second worst city in the world to live in, according to a yearly evaluation from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) that was made public on Thursday.
Lagos was ranked 171 out of 172 countries on the list of the world’s most livable cities for the first quarter of 2022, according to the most recent Global Liveability Index data.
As a result of social unrest, terrorism, and conflict, Lagos, the best city in Nigeria, is now ranked as the worst city in all of Africa, surpassing Damascus in Syria and Tripoli in Libya.
With scores of 30.7, 32.2, 34.2, 37.0, and 37.5, respectively, Karachi in Pakistan, Damascus in Syria, Lagos in Nigeria, Tripoli in Libya, and Algiers in Algeria were the cities with the lowest quality of life.
The top five most livable cities in the world, according to the EIU, are Vienna, Austria, with a score of 99.1, Copenhagen, Denmark, with a score of 98.0, Zurich, Switzerland, with a score of 96.3, Calgary, Canada, with a score of 96.3, and Vancouver, Canada, with a score of 96.1.
Based on a variety of factors, including infrastructure, the presence of green space, crime rates, access to healthcare, and political stability, the EIU ranked 173 cities worldwide. The standard of healthcare, education, infrastructure, stability, and culture are taken into consideration by the EIU when assessing the quality of life in each city.