Lagos Is The Second Worst City To Live In – Economist

LAGOS, NIGERIA - DECEMBER 25: A view from Nigeria's Lagos city as people continuing their daily lives in crowded area amid the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, on December 25, 2020. Vehicle and human density continues. People did not pay attention to social distancing in the city. (Photo by Adeyinka Yusuf/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)


Lagos is the second worst city to live in the world, according to an annual report from the Economist published Thursday.

The city was only ahead of Damascus, the capital of war-torn Syria, which retained its place as the least liveable city on the planet.

Meanwhile, the Austrian capital Vienna made a comeback as the world’s most liveable city.

The Ukrainian capital Kyiv was not included this year after Russia invaded the country in late February, while Russian cities Moscow and St Petersburg fell in the rankings over “censorship” and the impact of Western sanctions.

Vienna snatched the top spot from Auckland, which tumbled down to 34th place due to coronavirus pandemic restrictions, according to the report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

“Vienna, which slipped to 12th place in our rankings in early 2021 as its museums and restaurants were closed, has since rebounded to first place, the position it held in 2018 and 2019,” it said.

“Stability and good infrastructure are the city’s main charms for its inhabitants, supported by good healthcare and plenty of opportunities for culture and entertainment.”


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