M Humayun Kabir: Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh, has ranked the second least liveable city in the world, according to a study.
According to the Economist Intelligence Unit annual global survey, Austrian capital Vienna has beaten Australia’s Melbourne to be named the world’s most liveable city, reports The Daily Star.
The worldwide league table ranks 140 cities on a range of factors, including political and social stability, crime, education and access to healthcare.
It’s the first time a European city has topped the rankings of the Economist Intelligence Unit annual global survey.
The others in the most liveable cities in 2018 include 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
War-torn Damascus in Syria was ranked the least liveable city while Lagos of Nigeria was third, Pakistan’s Karachi in fourth and Port Moresby of Papua New Guinea was on the fifth position.
Crime, civil unrest, terrorism or war played a “strong role” in the ten-lowest scoring cities, says The Economist.
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