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Karachi ranked amongst the world’s worst cities to live in

Karachi had the season's first monsoon rain in Karachi this week. Roads and rain water drainage nullahs were flooded causing problems for people to move within the city following the rain.

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Karachi, the biggest metropolitan city of Pakistan, has been declared among the world’s worst cities to live in according to the annual report released by Economist Intelligence Unit on Thursday.

The index rates living conditions in 172 cities based on more than 30 factors. These are categorized into five categories: stability, health care, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure.

Karachi ranked 168th on the list of the worst cities to live in just above Algiers, Tripoli, Lagos, and Damascus.

This is the second year in which the EIU Index has taken into account indicators related to Covid-19. These assess how each city has coped with increased demand for healthcare facilities and with closure or capacity limits for schools, restaurants, and cultural venues.

Karachi had the season’s first monsoon rain in Karachi this week. Roads and rain water drainage nullahs were flooded causing problems for people to move within the city following the rain.

Austrian capital Vienna made a comeback this year and was ranked as the world’s most livable city. Vienna has snatched the top place from Auckland.

“Vienna, which slipped to 12th place in our rankings in early 2021 as its museums and restaurants were closed, has since rebounded to first place, the position it held in 2018 and 2019,” it said.

“Stability and good infrastructure are the city’s main charms for its inhabitants, supported by good healthcare and plenty of opportunities for culture and entertainment.”

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Europe had six cities in the top rankings in the list. Vienna 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. Canadian cities also did well on the list.

Calgary came in joint third position, followed by Vancouver in fifth place

And Toronto is in the eighth place. Japan’s Osaka came and Australia’s Melbourne shared the 10th spot on the list. The United Kingdom’s capital London was placed in 33rd spot. Spain’s Barcelona and Madrid came 35th and 43rd respectively. Interestingly, China’s Beijing came at 71st spot.