A report released on Thursday by The Economist Intelligence Unit ranked Lagos 138th out of 140 countries it studied in the Global Liveability survey, just above war-ravaged Tripoli and Damascus.
The report stated that, “Of the poorer-scoring cities, 13 continue to occupy the very bottom tier of liveability, where ratings fall below 50 percent and most aspects of living are severely restricted. Continued threats from groups like Boko Haram acts as a constraint to improving stability in Lagos”.
The liveability survey assesses which locations around the world provide the best or the worst living conditions across five broad categories, including stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure.
Lagos scored highest in culture and environment, followed by infrastructure. It scored lowest in stability.
The top five best countries to live in, according to the report, remain unchanged from last year and they include Melbourne, Australian; Vienna, Austria; Vancouver, Canada; Toronto, Canada; and Calgary, Canada.