Dhaka fourth least livable city in world, Damascus at bottom

Dhaka,  Sun,  24 September 2017
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Dhaka fourth least livable city in world, Damascus at bottom

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Dhaka has been adjudged the fourth least livable among 140 cities around the world with a score of 38.7 out of 100.

Syria's capital, Damascus, is at the very bottom, with an overall livability rating of just 30.2, while Nigeria's Lagos and Libya's Tripoli are just slightly ahead, with scores of 36 and 36.6 respectively.

This latest status of Dhaka was revealed in the Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Livability Report 2017.

However, Melbourne, Australian city, has topped the Economist Intelligence Unit's ranking of most livable cities in the world for the seventh year in a row.

Melbourne scored 97.5 out of 100 on the annual list, which assesses stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure of 140 cities.

Austrian capital Vienna got the second place, with a score of 97.4, and Canada's Vancouver received a rating of 97.3, with both cities retaining their places from 2016.

While very little has changed at the top end of the list in the past 12 months, there have been some major changes further down.

"While the improvement is marginal, it does reflect a positive note for global livability, which has been beset by mounting instability over the course of the last decade," says Jon Copestake, editor of the survey.

"Many of the challenges to livability have not gone away, terror attacks have continued and geopolitical posturing has created further international uncertainty. Perhaps a turning point has been reached but livability levels remain low by historical standards."

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