Worst Places to Live? Alternative Narrative of Lagos – Nigeria
Is Nigeria’s Lagos Really the World’s Least Liveable City, Besides Damascus? Alternative Afrika presents an alternative view of Lagos?
Being better than Damascus, the capital of war-ravaged Syria, is not a very high bar for a global city.
But that’s the title given to Nigeria’s megacity of Lagos, with its 20 million population, according to an Economist Intelligence Unit report, which ranked it as the second-worst city in the world to live in, beside Damascus.
The report ranked 140 global cities based on criteria grouped into five main categories: stability and security; health care; culture and environment; education; and infrastructure. The Australian city of Melbourne came out as the world’s most livable city, ahead of the Austrian capital, Vienna, and Canada’s Vancouver. Both Australia and Canada had three cities each in the top 10. Hamburg in Germany; the Finnish capital, Helsinki; and Auckland, New Zealand, made up the rest.