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Dhaka ranks among world's 10 worst cities

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This is a regular scene of Dhaka city. A main road at somewhere in the capital overwhelms with rickshaws causing immense gridlocks. STAR file photo
This is a regular scene of Dhaka city. A main road at somewhere in the capital overwhelms with rickshaws causing immense gridlocks. STAR file photo

Dhaka is among the 10 least-livable cities in the world. It was ranked 9th position among world’s 10 worst cities, reports Australian daily The Age quoting The Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Livability Index.  
Only Damascus in war-torn Syria is the least livable city behind Dhaka.
The other cities which got the status of least livable cities are: Abidjan (Cote d'Ivorie), Tripoli (Libya), Douala (Cameroon), Harare (Zimbabwe), Algiers (Algeria), Karachi (Pakistan), Lagos (Nigeria), and Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea).  


Meanwhile, Australia’s Melbourne has retained its status as the world's most livable city for the fourth consecutive year, outscoring three other Australian cities in the top 10.
The Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Livability Index made the list of the cities on the basis of scoring well across a range of criteria, including health care, culture and environment, education and infrastructure.
It also scored a perfect 100 points in the sub-category of sport.
Vienna ranked second in the survey, with Adelaide (5th), Sydney (7th) and Perth (9th) also polling well.
The survey found that over the past six months, only nine cities of 140 surveyed had experienced changes in their scores and only 20 cities had seen changes over the past year.
Over half of the changes taking place over the past 12 months have been driven by deteriorating scores, with instability re-emerging as a key factor in influencing global scores,'' the report said.
The top ranking cities are: Vienna (Austria), Vancouver (Canada), Toronto (Canada), Adelaide, Calgary (Canada) Sydney, Helsinki (Finland) Perth, Auckland (New Zealand).

Published: 1:30 pm Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Last modified: 9:59 pm Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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