African cities worst to live in
DEVELOPMENT| July 11, 2012, 4:02 p.m.
The latest Economist Intelligence Unity ranking of the world’s best cities to live in, places African cities at the bottom end of the list.
The annual ranking looks at cities’ stability, health care, culture and entertainment, education, infrastructure and spatial characteristics.
Based on these, Hong Kong was ranked as this year’s ‘Best City to Live In’.
The worst city to live in, of the 70 assessed, was Harare. Lagos was placed at number 69, Abidjan at 67, Dakar at 66, Lusaka at 63 and Nairobi at 62. Other African cities included in the list were Johannesburg (40), Casablanca (53) and Cairo (55).
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