Karachi ranks as the “Least Liveable City” in world

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Karachi ranks as the "Least Liveable City" in world

Economist Intelligence Unit EIU has ranked Karachi as the least livable city among 173 cities worldwide.
Karachi, the port city once known for its exceptional infrastructure and educational excellence, has been ranked among the least livable cities in a survey conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit, a sister branch of the Economist. The survey ranked 173 cities worldwide and assessed them on health care, culture, environment, stability, infrastructure, and education.


The Global Livability Report scored cities from 1 to 100, where one signifies extremely poor condition and 100 signifies ideal condition. Karachi is ranked 169th with an overall score of 42.7.
Karachi scored 54.2 for healthcare, 35.9 for culture and environment, 75 for education, and 51.8 for infrastructure. It scored the lowest in the stability indicator, with a mere 20 points. However, some cities, like Lagos in Nigeria, Algiers in Algeria, Tripoli in Libya, and Damascus in Syria, lag far behind Karachi in worse living conditions.
On the other hand, Vienna in Austria scored 98.4 and ranked 1st in the list of best-living cities. Copenhagen, Denmark, scored 98.0 and retained second position, while Zurich, Switzerland, ranked third on the list with 97.1 scores. Thirty Western European cities remained on top with an average score of 92. However, there is a prominent decline in Europe’s stability scores because of increasing instances of disruptive protests and crimes.

The 10 top ‘most liveable cities” of 2024 are: 1. Vienna, Austria; 2. Copenhagen, Denmark; 3. Zurich, Switzerland; 4. Melbourne, Australia; 5. Calgary, Canada; 6. Geneva, Switzerland; 7. Sydney, Australia; 8. Vancouver, Canada; 9. Osaka, Japan; and 10. Auckland, New Zealand. These cities are recognized for their high quality of life, strong infrastructure, and stable socio-political environments, contrasting sharply with the challenges faced by cities like Karachi.

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