Lagos state with population of about 21 million people and commercial nerve centre of Nigeria, has been ranked as the third world city to live in, according to the 2016 report released by The Economist Intelligence Unit
In the report, Lagos is placed 138th out of the 140 cities ranked in the latest liveability survey
“Of the poorer-scoring cities, 13 continue to occupy the very bottom tier of liveability, where ratings fall below 50 per cent and most aspects of living are severely restricted,” the report stated.
“Continued threats from groups like Boko Haram acts as a constraint to improving stability in Lagos.”
Triplo and Damscus were the worst two cities to resident in , while Douala, Cameroon, Harare, Zimbabwe and Algiers, Algeria ranked 132nd, 133rd, and 134th respectively.
The liveability survey conducted by the data team of The Economist, took into cognizance the best and worst living conditions in major cities across the world across five broad categories – stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure.
Of the five categories Lagos with the highest IGR of about N30 billion monthly, scored highest in culture and environment followed by infrastructure. It scored lowest instability.
The top five best countries to live in, according to the report, are Melbourne, Australia; Vienna, Austria; Vancouver, Canada; Toronto, Canada; and Calgary, Canada.