Of the 140 cities surveyed by the Economist Intelligence Unit, of which Vancouver, Canada claimed top spot, there were always going to be some losers.
And whilst one could look on the bright side and note that those at the bottom of the list can only improve – one can only hope given that those at the bottom now, are becoming pretty used to their lowly ranking.
There was indeed little change at the bottom, with Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, once again claiming the worst position with a rating of 37.5 percent, narrowly beating the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka.
The Economist Intelligence Unit survey ranks cities based on 30 factors such as healthcare, culture and environment, and education and personal safety.
The bottom 10 cities were:
1. Harare, Zimbabwe
2. Dhaka, Bangladesh
3. Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
4. Lagos, Nigeria
5. Algiers , Algeria
6. Karachi, Pakistan
7. Douala, Cameroon
8. Tehran, Iran
9. Dakar, Senegal
10. Colombo, Sri Lanka