The capital city of Nigeria’s economy, Lagos was rated as the second-lowest habitable city due to violence, social tensions and conflicts.
In the most recent 2022 Global Liveability Index, Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) put Lagos 171 of 172 countries on the top 10 cities with the highest levels of living worldwide in this first quarter in 2022.
“The cities with the lowest quality of life included Damascus located in Syria, Lagos in Nigeria, Tripoli in Libya, Algiers in Algeria and Karachi in Pakistan in Pakistan. They scored 30.7, 32.2, 34.2, 37.0, and 37.5 respectively.
“The EIU further highlighted the top five most liveable cities in the world which are Vienna, Austria scoring 99. 1; Copenhagen, Denmark with 98.0; Zurich, Switzerland with 96.3; Calgary, Canada had 96.3 and Vancouver, Canada with 96.1
“However, most of the cities in the bottom ten have improved their scores compared with last year, as COVID-19 pandemic induced pressures,” EIU stated.
The EIU, which is a sister organization to The Economist, ranked 173 cities around the world on a variety of factors, including health care, crime rates, political stability, infrastructure, and access to green space.
The EIU examines the quality of health care, education, infrastructure, stability, and culture when assessing the living conditions of each city.
From the indicators used for the ranking index which was stability, healthcare, culture & environment, education and infrastructure, Lagos scored 20.0, 20.8, 44.9, 25.0 and 46.4 respectively which dragged its score to 32.2 from a total of 100.