The Economist Report ranks Lagos 3rd worst city to reside in

According to the report, 140 countries were considered in the survey, in which Lagos, Nigeria's commercial nerve, was ranked 138th.

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Lagos State is the third worst city to live in, the global liveability index of a survey conducted by The Economist Intelligence has shown.

According to the report, 140 countries were considered in the survey, in which Lagos, Nigeria's commercial nerve, was ranked 138th.

It says the conditions in the metropolitan city has not changed since 2015.

Damascus, Syria's capital, and Tripoli in Libya are the worst two cities to reside in, while Douala, Cameroon; Harare, Zimbabwe; and Algiers, Algeria; ranked 132nd, 133rd, and 134th respectively.

The six of the top 10 most liveable cities are in Australia and Canada, the survey found.

No African city was listed among the easiest cities to reside in.

The liveability survey, which was conducted by the data team of The Economist, took into cognizance the best and worst living conditions in major cities across the world.

Five major factors considered in compiling the ranking are; stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure.

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“Of the poorer-scoring cities, 13 continue to occupy the very bottom tier of liveability, where ratings fall below 50 percent and most aspects of living are severely restricted.

“Continued threats from groups like Boko Haram acts as a constraint to improving stability in Lagos,’’ the report said.

The top five best cities to live in, are Melbourne, Australian; Vienna, Austria; Vancouver, Canada; Toronto, Canada; and Calgary, Canada.