Karachi ranked among the top ten “worst cities” in the world to live in 2022!
It emerges on Friday that The Economist has ranked Karachi among the top ten “worst cities” in the world to live in the year 2022.
The annual report released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has rated living conditions in 172 cities based on more than 30 factors.
The cities have been grouped into five categories: stability, health care, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure.
Karachi has been ranked 168 in the least liveable cities index.
The report indicates that Pakistan’s largest city only managed to fare better than Algiers, Tripoli, Lagos, and Damascus.
Meanwhile, the Austrian capital Vienna has been ranked the world’s most liveable city, making a comeback this year.
The Ukrainian capital Kyiv was not included this year after Russia invaded the country in late February, while Russian cities Moscow and St Petersburg fell in the rankings over “censorship” and the impact of Western sanctions.
According to the report by the EIU, Vienna snatched the top spot from Auckland, which tumbled down to 34th place due to coronavirus pandemic restrictions.
Six European cities have boasted the top 10 cities.
The Austrian capital was followed by the Danish capital Copenhagen and Switzerland’s Zurich.
Fellow Swiss city Geneva came sixth, Germany’s Frankfurt seventh, and the Netherlands’ Amsterdam ninth.
Here is how Pakistani Twitter reacts as Karachi ranks 5th worst city to live in:
Respect to all 25 million who call Karachi home! What residents of Our city have given and donated over the years is just outstanding.Karachi has survived because of peoples hearts. Top 5 worst cities to live in, but Number 1 when it comes to philanthropy, charity and good will! https://t.co/dpGqRMtmbc— Shaniera Akram (@iamShaniera) June 24, 2022
come on PPP, we can do better. i want to see us at No.1 next year. https://t.co/3Di6MgBvKc— HawkesBay (Løuche) (@HawkesBay) June 24, 2022
Economists is hiding the most important part of Karachi's progress. @BBhuttoZardari and his @PPP_Org have done enormous work for affortless and poor people of Karachi and Sindh who are getting State of the Art medical care FREE OF COST. No country in World is doing what PPP did https://t.co/IJpTv0Wkn0— Emad Sohail (@emadsohail) June 24, 2022
Bari achi khabar hay, at least we are progressing in one thing 🙂 https://t.co/sGpvCPd0Ux— Farhan (@ftahir999) June 23, 2022
I am so glad I moved here in February 2022, and I do not at all regret it, and I haven't cried in public 4 times since moving, which is 3 times more than I have ever cried in public in my life. https://t.co/ivL60EBH9T— Sabah Bano Malik (@sabahbanomalik) June 24, 2022