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Lagos Megacity ranks 30th in list of cities of the world for quality of life

In a list of cities of the world for quality of life, Lagos city comes last while Johannesburg makes it to the 23rd spot.

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Lagos city with a population of over 21m people has been voted the 30th city in the world for quality of life.

The 30th spot is, however, the last place on the list of global cities which makes Lagos last on the list.

The result of the poll conducted by consultancy firm PwC conducted in December 2015, was released last year.

In the poll, the consulting firm asked people over the age of 18 who are considered 'elite' and 'senior business decision makers or well-educated, high-income consumers who typically stay up to date with world events'.

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City to City Lagos


London came first on the list, while Paris, New York and Amsterdam were second, third and fourth respectively. Lagos is at the bottom with Jakarta and Bogota. Johannesburg was ranked 23rd on the list.

You can see the full list below;

1. London 

2. Paris 

3. New York 

4. Amsterdam 

5. Sydney 

6. Berlin 

7. Tokyo 

8. Toronto 

9. Stockholm 

10. Los Angeles 

11. San Francisco 

12. Dubai 

13. Milan 

14. Madrid 

15. Chicago 

16. Hong Kong 

17. Singapore 

18. Beijing 

19. Seoul 

20. Rio 

21. Shanghai 

22. Moscow 

23. Johannesburg 

24. Kuala Lumpur 

25. Mexico City 

26. São Paulo 

27. Mumbai 

28. Jakarta 

29. Bogotá 

30. Lagos 

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Danagog - 'Idowest-Eko'


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Lagos state has a housing deficit, estimated at 2.5M. This can be attributed to the state's population, which is over 21M.

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According to Mr. Abiola Anifowose, the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, the population presents a problem to the state.

This status is not only challenging to housing provision, but exerts pressure on infrastructure in the state.

This administration is repositioning strategies of delivering decent and affordable housing units to the citizens of Lagos,” he added.


Speaking at the 2016 World Habitat Day, organised by the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development in Lagos, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode highlighted the issue, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Represented by his Deputy, Dr Idiat Adebule, this problem can be solved with the addition of 187, 500 new houses.

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