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Lagos ranks among 10 least liveable cities in the world

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Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial centre, is the fourth least liveable city in the world, the Global Liveability Index 2024 says.

The Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) report assessed 173 cities across the globe, ranking Lagos as the 170th.

The assessment scores the cities on 30 indicators divided into five categories: stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure, to show how comfortable these cities are.

Vienna (Austria) kept its position at the top of EIU’s Liveability Index 2024, for the third year running. According to the report, it got perfect scores of 100 for four of the five categories, although its score for culture and environment was a less-perfect 93.5, owing to a lack of major sporting events.

Damascus (Syria) is rated as the least comfortable city in the world to live in. Its score is just 30.7 out of 100 in the latest survey, with scores for stability and healthcare particularly poor. The overall score for Damascus is nearly ten points lower than the next-worst city—Tripoli (Libya)—which also scores badly for stability.

Above Tripoli is Algiers (Algeria) with a score of 42.0 out of 100. Lagos, Nigeria’s most populous city, is fourth from the bottom with a score of 42.2 out of 100.

The assessment rated Lagos low in stability (25.0), healthcare (37.5), culture and environment (54.4), education (41.7) and infrastructure (53.6).

Bottom ten positions

Top ten positions