The Economist assessed 140 major cities worldwide on stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure, declaring Vienna the most liveable city
for the first time. Even though people living in Damascus are daring to hope that their country's long and bloody civil war
might be drawing to a close, the Syrian capital is at the opposite end of the ranking. It scored just 30.7 out of 100 where 100 is ideal. Dhaka, Bangladesh and Lagos, Nigeria
, rounded off the bottom three with scores of 38.0 and 38.5 respectively. While most of the bottom-10 are scattered across Africa and the Middle East, Karachi in Pakistan and Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea were among the bottom-ranked cities.