Europe is struggling
European cities fared particularly poorly in this year’s list
Vienna, previously the world’s most liveable city between 2018-20, fell to 12th.
Eight of the top ten biggest falls in the rankings are European cities.
Ten of the least liveable cities in the world
Damascus remains the city where life is most difficult because of Syria’s ongoing civil war.
- Caracas, Venezuela
- Douala, Cameroon
- Harare, Zimbabwe
- Karachi, Pakistan
- Tripoli, Libya
- Algiers, Algeria
- Dhaka, Bangladesh
- Port Moresby, PNG
- Lagos, Nigeria
- Damascus, Syria
The biggest fall overall among the European cities was the port city of Hamburg in northern Germany, which fell 34 places to 47th.
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