Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) research and analysis division has ranked the least and most livable cities in the world. Karachi was ranked as the 4th least livable city in the world.
Read also: UAE opens a new visa office in Karachi
140 cities were ranked by EIU on basis of the crime rate, education, health facilities, political stability, social situation etc.
Karachi was given the 137th position on the list, making it the fourth least livable city in the world. It only managed to surpass Damascus, Dhaka, and Lagos in Syria, Bangladesh, and Nigeria respectively.
Due to a civil war and terrorist activities, the cities were ranked as the least livable ones.
The 10 least livable cities were found in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Violence, terror, and crime in that areas have played a major role in making those cities least livable ones.
In last six months the only cities that saw a decline in their stability indicators were Abu Dhabi at 71st position, Dubai at 69th position, Colombo at 130th position, Warsaw ar 65th position.
UAE recently decided to extend its military reach in Yemen and Somalia that has created a political uncertainty in the area.
Coming to the most livable cities Melbourne was beaten by Austria’s capital Vienna to become the most livable city in the world. Top 10 cities were dominated by Australia and Canada. Australia has Melbourne, Sydney, and Adelaide at second, fifth, and tenth spot respectively while Canada had Calgary, Vancouver, and Toronto at fourth, sixth, and seventh spot respectively. The only European city in the top 10 was Copenhagen at the 9th spot.
Manchester City saw the biggest improvement in ranking, rising by 16 places to the 35th spot. Researchers said that though Manchester had been “subject to high-profile terrorist attacks in recent years, it had shown resilience in the face of adversity”.