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General News of Thursday, 10 June 2021


Lagos ranked second least liveable city in the world 2021

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Lagos city has been ranked the second-worst city to live in after Damasus.

The city earned the second-worst position as a result of poor living conditions, inability to access good health care by the population, heavy noise pollution and poor standard of living in the state.

Auckland in New Zealand ranked the world's most liveable city, earning it a second time in a role even after been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. However, UK cities or African countries made the top ten.

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) survey ranked 140 cities on factors including stability, infrastructure, education and access to healthcare. it added the factor of the Coronavirus pandemic which has greatly decided people's choices when choosing places to live in.

Australia, Japan and New Zealand rose up in the rankings, but the pandemic caused several countries, European cities to fall.

Damascus just like last year, remains the city where life is most difficult, with Syria continuing civil war being a major contributing factor.

According to the report from the EIU, European Union countries had a slow start to their vaccine rollout which affected their performance in the survey.

"Auckland rose to the top of the ranking owing to its successful approach in containing the Covid-19 pandemic, which allowed its society to remain open and the city to score strongly," the EIU said.

"European cities fared particularly poorly in this year's edition," it added. "Eight of the top ten biggest falls in the rankings are European cities."

"Cities across the world are now much less liveable than they were before the pandemic began, and we've seen that regions such as Europe have been hit particularly hard," the EIU said.

The ten least liveable cities in 2021 are

Damascus, Syria
Lagos, Nigeria
Port Moresby, PNG
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Algiers, Algeria
Tripoli, Libya
Karachi, Pakistan
Harare, Zimbabwe
Douala, Cameroon
Caracas, Venezuela

See list of the ten most liveable cities in 2021 below

1.Auckland, New Zealand
2. Osaka, Japan
3.Adelaide, Australia
4.Wellington, New Zealand
5.Tokyo, Japan
6.Perth, Australia
7.Zurich, Switzerland
8.Geneva, Switzerland
9.Melbourne, Australia
10.Brisbane, Australia

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