The city of Algiers, the capital of Algeria, is the fifth least liveable city in the world, according to The Economist.
It ranks 135th out of the magazine’s list of the world’s 140 most liveable cities (Melbourne is ranked first, with Sydney seventh).
The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Liveability Survey assesses the locations around the world that provide the best or the worst living conditions.
The survey doesn’t include the absolute worst of the worst, just cities or business centres that people might feasibly want to live in or visit. So it does not include cities like Kabul in Afghanistan or Baghdad in Iraq, both in the grip of conflict.
Conflict is generally found to be the primary reason for the position of the bottom ranked cities.
“Threat of armed conflict will not just cause disruption in its own right, it will also damage infrastructure, overburden hospitals, and…
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