Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial nerve center, is the third worst city to live in among 140 cities worldwide.
The revelation is according to the Economist Intelligence Unit, EIU’s 2018 ranking of the world’s most liveable cities. Lagos city was ranked 138th of the 140 countries ranked by the EIU.
With a relatively low score of 38.5 per cent, Lagos was just a little above Syria’s war-torn capital, Damascus, and Bangladesh’s Dhaka. Both cities are hotbeds of violence, destruction and war.
The new ranking saw the Australian capital, Melbourne, lose the title of world’s most liveable city after a seven-year reign after dropping to second by just 0.7 percent. The city was piped to the post by Vienna, which received an overall score of 99.1 percent.
According to the EIU, Austria’s capital’s rise to the top was attributed to increased security scores due to a return to relative stability across much of Europe after high-profile terrorist attacks in recent years.
The annual list assesses stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure in 140 different cities of the world.
The report showed without much surprise that Syria’s war-torn capital, Damascus, continues to languish at the bottom of the list, with an overall score of 30.7 per cent. It was followed by Bangladesh’s Dhaka and Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial centre.
In 2017, Lagos was ranked the second worst city to live in after Damascus.