10 Worst Cities To Live In The World 2019:
We have previously talked about the best cities to live in the world and won this list we are listing the worst cities to live in the world based on Mercer’s survey on quality of life. By analyzing these cities living conditions and comparing to the other cities, Mercer took account of 39 factors, from the political, economic and social environment to education, health, public service, and others. Here are the ten cities according to the survey that is worst to live in the world.
Worst Cities To Live In The World 2019
10. Conakry, Guinea Republic:
Conakry is the capital of Guinea and home to the fourth largest mosque in Africa. Despite having much mineral wealth which makes it potentially one of Africa’s richest countries, its people are among the poorest in West Africa. The instability in neighboring countries and armed banditry in West AfricaGuinea have made Guinea quite unsafe. In its cities, people are advised to avoid traveling after dark outside of populated areas. Lack of public transportation, roadside crime, roadblocks, and road hazards and regular power and water cuts have made this city one of the worst city to live in the world.
9. Kinshasa, The Democratic Republic of the Congo:
Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the ninth worst city to live in. Congo is potentially one of the richest countries on earth with its untapped deposits of raw minerals, but colonialism, slavery, and corruption have turned it into one of the poorest. Travelers are often told to reconsider travel to Congo due to crime and civil unrest. Kinshasa is often considered as one of the few safe regions during daylight, there are still serious security threats. The city has highly affluent neighborhoods and sprawling slums with extremely poor living facilities and many youth gangs.
8. Brazzaville, The Democratic Republic of the Congo:
Brazzaville is located opposite Kinshasa on the north side of the Congo River. With similar problems to Kinshasa, Brazzaville has been ranked as the eighth worst city to live in the world. There is no organized public transport system in the city. Brazzaville was designated as a City of Music by UNESCO In 2013, and it has been a member of the Creative Cities Network since then.
7. Damascus, Syria:
In Syria, Damascus is known as aš-Šām and titled the “City of Jasmine”. It is the capital city of the country and one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Damascus is home to over 2,000 mosques and the only stock exchange in the country. Syria and its people have been badly affected by the war. The environment of the city and corruption has become a major issue.
6. N’Djamena, Chad:
N’Djamena is the capital of Chad, a landlocked in central Africa with a population of about 7 million. Chad is one of the poorest countries in the world and the residents across Chad faces problems like a high number of crimes, terrorism. Terrorists might attack with no warning, targeting foreigners, local security forces, and civilians. 63 percent of Chadians live a life in poverty and they also have an extremely low life expectancy. They lack basic education and food insecurity is also rising in the country.
5. Khartoum, Sudan:
Khartoum is the largest and the capital city of Sudan which is one of the poorest countries in the world with high crime rates. The city of Khartoum is no exception. Travelers are advised against visiting the country due to terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping, and armed conflict. Violent crimes like kidnapping, armed robbery, home invasion, and carjacking, is common in the country.
4. Port au Prince, Haiti:
Port au Prince is the capital of Haiti which is also the economic hub and the educational hun of Haiti. In 2010, much of the city was destroyed in a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 earthquake. Like the other countries on this list, Haiti also has a high crime rate including Port au Prince. Violent crimes, civil unrest, and kidnapping are quite common.
3. Sana’a, Yemen Arab Republic:
Yemen is the poorest and most corrupt country in the Middle East. As the country remains very tense and unstable and the security situation throughout the country is dangerous. In some parts of the country, the government has no control. There is a high risk of being caught in between random gunfire or shelling.
2. Bangui, Central African Republic:
Bangui is the capital and largest city and also the economic and cultural capital of the Central African Republic. The country remains unstable since its independence and despite being rich in diamonds, gold, oil, and uranium, it has one of the world’s poorest populations. There is a high crime rate in the country. Civil unrest, kidnapping, violent crime, such as armed robbery, aggravated battery, and homicide, is common all over the nation.
1. Baghdad, Iraq:
Baghdad is the capital and the largest city of Iraq. Lawlessness, poorer healthcare, armed conflict are some common issues that affect the whole country. Wartime instability and security concerns and kidnapping and assassination by militant and extremist groups have put Baghdad at the top of worst cities to live in the world.