Dhaka ranked ‘least desirable’ city

August 16, 2012

A recent report by Global Liveability Survey has ranked Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka the least desirable place to live.  The Australian city of Melbourne has kept its spot as the best urban place to live in the world, according to the Global Liveability Report.

Australia and Canada both fared well with, respectively, four and three cities making the report’s top 10.

Vancouver has topped the annual Global Liveability Survey since 2002, but this year fell to third behind Vienna.

Overall, Australian and Canadian cities did well, capturing seven of the top 10 spots.

Harare, Port Moresby and Dhaka occupied the bottom of the table.

The cities were assessed in five categories – stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure.

Vancouver missed out on the top spot because its infrastructure score had fallen due to periodic closures of a key motorway.

London was ranked 53, out of 140 cities surveyed. Honolulu, at 26, was the top US city.

Europe had been pushed slightly down by the eurozone crisis, while the Arab Spring had affected ratings across the Middle East and North Africa.


1: Melbourne

2: Vienna

3: Vancouver

4: Toronto

5: Calgary

6: Sydney

7: Helsinki

8: Perth

9: Adelaide

10: Auckland