The metropolitan city of Lagos has been described as the world’s third worst city to live in.
According to a report released by The Economist Intelligence Unit, the city ranked 138th out of the 140 cities in the liveability survey which was carried out.
Falling ahead of Tripoli and Damascus, Lagos which boasts of population of about 22 million would in the next few years become the 4th mega city in the world with about 30 million people living in it.
The report said: “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 survey which assesses locations around the world that would provide the best or worsrt living condition factoring in five categories which are: stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure noted that the hostile situation in Libya resulted in the declined in liveability in Tripoli.
The top five best countries to live in, according to the report are: Melbourne, Australian Vienna, Austria’s Vancouver, Canada’s Toronto, Canada’s and Calgary also in Canada.
With Lagos scoring high points in Culture and environment, the scoreboard declined in the areas of infrastructure, healthcare and stability.