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Lagos Tops the 5 Worst Cities to Live in Africa – EIU Report


CEM REPORT | The Economist Intelligence Unit has released the list of 10 most livable and 10 least liveable cities across the globe, Business Insider Africa has reported

The report noted that living conditions in Lagos, Nigeria; Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea; and Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh are among the worst in the world as in previous surveys,.

By its rating, Lagos came top in Africa as the worst cities to live in ahead of Algiers, Algeria and crisis ravaged Tripoli the capital of Lybia while Harare, Zimbabwe and Douala, Cameroon came fourth and fifth.

The Economist report , ”The Global Liveability Index 2021,” uses the combination of five factors to rate the livability of all the cities across the globe.

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The first three factors are: Stability (level of crime and conflict), Healthcare (presence and quality of healthcare) as well as Environmental/Cultural factors (climate, religious restrictions, food and drinks).

Others are: Education (quality and availability of private or public education), and infrastructure (quality of roads, public transport, provision of water, housing, energy and telecommunications).

On the scorecard for Lagos are Rank: 139, Rating: 38.5, Stability: 20, Healthcare: 20.8, Culture and Environment: 41.0, Education: 25.0, Infrastructure: 46.4

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