Ranking: Douala Town among the worst cities in the world”

Ranking: Douala Town among the worst cities in the world”

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July 2, 2022 0

Ranking: Douala Town among the worst cities in the world”

According to a ranking published by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), on the most liveable cities, the cities of Algiers, Lagos and Douala were ranked last in this ranking.

The Economist Intelligence is a consulting and forecasting firm, subsidiary of the English magazine The Economist. In its annual ranking of cities where it is good to live, the Cameroonian city of Douala appears, but in a bad position. The ranking is developed according to 30 criteria related to socio-political stability; access to health care; culture and environment; education and infrastructure.

According to the report of this ranking cited by Afrik.com, several European cities come first as the most pleasant cities to live in. Vienna in Austria first, then Copenhagen (Denmark), Zurich (Switzerland) and two Canadian cities: Calgary and Vancouver. Paris is 19th, London 33rd.

According to the same report cited by Afrik.com, seven cities in Africa and the Middle East are in the last 10 places of the ranking, including Douala 164th, Algiers 169th, Tripoli 170th and Lagos 171st. The Economist however points out that with the exception of Tripoli, the quality of life has nevertheless improved in the other three African cities at the bottom of the pack. Damascus, Syria is the last city in the ranking.

It should be noted, however, that the method of The Economist Intelligence is oriented because the purpose of the ranking is to provide information to Western companies and managers wishing to work or establish themselves abroad. The criteria taken into account are therefore partial, because we are talking about cities where the weather is good for entrepreneurs and expatriates, not necessarily for locals, which is totally different.

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