KARACHI: Pakistan’s major city Karachi has sadly made it to the list of nine worst cities
to live in the world, according to the annual Economist Intelligence Unit report released
on 18th August, 2016 (Karachi Update).
The global report that ranks cities according to their livability conditions, put Karachi at
the sixth rank in the top worst cities where it tied with the Algerian capital, Algiers.
The survey that takes into account a list of factors determining the livability of each city
such as threats of terrorism, infrastructure, environment, stability, healthcare and education,
named conflict-ridden Damascus, Syria as the top worst city in the world, due to the unrest and insecurity it faces.
Tripoli in Libya and Lagos in Nigeria made to the second and the third place.
The least worst living conditions, according to the report can be found in Douala, Cameroon.
Among the top cities to live in list, Melbourne in Australia made it to the top, while
Austria’s Vienna and Canada’s Vancouver made to the second and third positions respectively.
The EIU’s Global Liveability Ranking provides scores out of 100 for lifestyle challenges in 140 cities worldwide.
Some of the world’s major cities are becoming tougher places to live due to rising
political and social unrest, as well as growing threats of terrorism. It found that 10
cities in Western Europe suffered falls in liveability in the wake of attacks in Paris and Brussels.