Harare now a worse place to live than Tripoli!

The fine city of Salisbury, Rhodesia, has now, as Harare, been reduced to one of the worst places in the world to live according to the Economist.

The Economist’s Intelligence Unit recently released its (2018) annual Global Liveability Index, which ranks the world’s cities in terms of best living conditions. The annual list compares 140 cities based on scores taken from qualitative and quantitative factors across categories of stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure. Some metrics considered in the Index include the prevalence of crime, availability of health care, level of corruption, quality of private education and the quality of water and energy provisions.

10 Most Liveable Cities in 2018

1. Vienna, Austria
2. Melbourne, Australia
3. Osaka, Japan
4. Calgary, Canada
5. Sydney, Australia
6. Vancouver, Canada
7. Tokyo, Japan
8. Toronto, Canada
9. Copenhagen, Denmark
10.Adelaide, Australia

10 Least Liveable Cities in 2018

131. Dakar, Senegal
132. Algiers, Algeria
133. Douala, Cameroon
134. Tripoli, Libya
135. Harare, Zimbabwe
136. Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
137. Karachi, Pakistan
138. Lagos, Nigeria
139. Dhaka, Bangladesh
140. Damascus, Syria