Lagos, the commercial metropolis of Nigeria, has been ranked as the second least liveable urban area in the world by the worldwide business intelligence firm Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
According to the most recent 2022 Global Liveability Index, Lagos was rated 171 out of 172 nations in the list of the world’s most liveable cities for the first quarter of 2022.
As a result of civil upheaval, terrorism, and conflict, Damascus (Syria), Tripoli (Libya), and Lagos (Nigeria) continue to languish at the bottom of the ranking, making Lagos the worst city in Africa according to this assessment.
The cities with the lowest quality of life were Karachi in Pakistan, Damascus in Syria, Lagos in Nigeria, Tripoli in Libya, and Algiers in Algeria, which had scores of 30.7, 32.2, 34.2, 37.0, and 37.5, respectively.
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.
As a result of pressure brought on by the COVID-19 outbreak, most of the cities in the lowest ten have seen an improvement in their scores from the previous year, according to the EIU.
The EIU, a subsidiary of The Economist, assessed 173 cities worldwide based on a range of criteria, including infrastructure, availability to green space, crime rates, health care, and political stability.
When evaluating the living circumstances of each city, the EIU looks at the standard of healthcare, education, infrastructure, stability, and culture.
Each rank is determined by taking into account more than 30 different variables, which are then added together to create a weighted score between one and 100.
Lagos got 20.0, 20.8, 44.9, 25.0, and 46.4 correspondingly from the ranking index’s parameters for stability, healthcare, culture & environment, education, and infrastructure, bringing its overall score down to 32.2 from a possible 100.