Most unliveable city

harare_most_unliveableHARARE Zimbabwes capital city, Harare, is the worlds most unliveable city, according to a list compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit. (Pictured: The quality of public transport in Harare is only one of the factors allowing it to hold the bottom spot as the wo

Harare scored a paltry 37.5 percent in the 2011 Liveability Ranking and Overview. This is the second time the city has claimed the bottom spot out of a total 140 global cities, just below the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka.

Among the factors in Harare the report specifically targeted are the city’s prevalence of petty crime, its threat of civil unrest or conflict, and its quality of public transport. In addition, Harare is home to almost three million people, many who live in extreme poverty.

The U.K.-based group analyzes 30 factors to establish its annual rankings, including stability, health care, culture, environment, education, infrastructure and personal safety.

Calgary was among three Canadian cities to land in the top 10.

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