Liveability Index: Dhaka ranked 7th least liveable city
Dhaka was named the seventh least liveable city in the world for the second consecutive year in the Global Liveability Index for 2023.
The annual global survey by Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), a sister organisation to The Economist, was published yesterday.
The EIU ranked 173 cities around the world on more than 30 qualitative and quantitative factors across five broad categories: stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure, according to the report.
Dhaka became the 166th, with 43.8 points. This makes it the seventh least liveable city this year. The Bangladesh capital shares the spot with Zimbabwe's Harare.
In 2022 also, Dhaka was ranked the seventh least liveable among 173 cities. However, its Liveability score was 39.2 points in 2022.
This year, like the previous one, Vienna of Austria has been ranked the most liveable city with 98.4 points, Copenhagen of Denmark and Malborne of Australia ranked second and third.
Port Moresby of Papua New Guinea, Karachi of Pakistan, Lagos of Nigeria, Algiers of Algeria, Tripoli of Libya, and Damascus of Syria are the six cities worse than Dhaka in terms of Liveability with Syria being the worst among the total 173 cities.