Karachi Ranked Amongst World’s Least Livable Cities

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has ranked the most and least livable cities in the world in 2021 and has placed Karachi, Pakistan on its list. The capital of Sindh has been ranked 134th among the 140 cities on the index in 2021 and is the seventh least livable city in the world.

On the other hand, Auckland, New Zealand has been ranked as the world’s most livable city.


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Here are the lists of ten most livable cities and ten least livable cities this year:

Most Livable

Ranking Country City
1 New Zealand Auckland
2 Japan Osaka
3 Australia Adelaide
4 New Zealand Wellington
5 Japan Tokyo
6 Australia Perth
7 Australia Melbourne
8 Australia Brisbane
9 Australia Sydney
10 Taiwan Taipei

Least Livable

Ranking Country City 
131 Venezuela Caracas
132 Cameroon Douala
133 Zimbabwe Harare
134 Pakistan Karachi
135 Libya Tripoli
136 Algeria Algiers
137 Bangladesh Dhaka
138 Papua New Guinea Port Moresby
139 Nigeria Lagos
140 Syria Damascus

According to the global chief economist at the EIU, the impact of the pandemic had been obvious in the rankings.

“There’s been quite a big shake-up in terms of, certainly the top 10, but also right throughout the ranking, based upon the COVID-19 situation,” he said.


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The cities in which lockdowns had been imposed due to a surge in the coronavirus cases had fallen down in the rankings. One example of this is the Austrian city of Vienna which is usually one of the top ten most livable cities but it has slipped to the 12th position this year.