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World's worst cities to live in

Last updated on: August 21, 2012 10:05 IST

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The latest report from the Economist Intelligence Unit has ranked worst cities in the world to live in. The annual survey of 140 cities uses more than 30 factors to gauge the state of healthcare, education, infrastructure, stability, culture and environment - rendering a score out of 100.

Let's take a look at some of the cities.

Source: Economist Intelligence Unit

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Image: People walk on the bridge across the Golden Horn bay after its opening in Vladivostok, Russia.
Photographs: Yuri Maltsev/Reuters

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Abidjan

Country: Ivory Coast

Global rank: 131

Overall rating: 45.9 (out of 100)

Stability: 30

Healthcare: 45.8

Culture and environment: 54.2

Education: 50

Infrastructure: 53.6

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Image: People walk down a street in Adjame, Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
Photographs: Thierry Gouegnon/Reuters

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Tehran

Country: Iran

Global rank: 132

Overall rating: 45.8 (out of 100)

Stability: 50

Healthcare: 62.5

Culture and environment: 35.9

Education: 50

Infrastructure: 33.9

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Image: A woman speaks on her mobile phone at the midway point of a slope at Shemshak ski resort, north of Tehran.
Photographs: Caren Firouz/Reuters
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Douala

Country: Cameroon

Global rank: 133

Overall rating: 43.3 (out of 100)

Stability: 60

Healthcare: 25.0

Culture and environment: 45.6

Education: 33.3

Infrastructure: 42.9

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Image: A view of a hanging bridge leading into Cameroon's Korup National Park.
Photographs: Emmanuel Braun/Reuters

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Tripoli

Country: Libya

Global rank: 134

Overall rating: 42.8 (out of 100)

Stability: 50

Healthcare: 41.7

Culture and environment: 35.4

Education: 41.7

Infrastructure: 44.6

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Image: A man works at his shop in an old market of Tripoli, Libya.
Photographs: Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters
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Karachi

Country: Pakistan

Global rank: 135

Overall rating: 40.9 (out of 100)

Stability: 20

Healthcare: 45.8

Culture and environment: 38.7

Education: 66.7

Infrastructure: 51.8

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Image: Fishermen are silhouetted against the setting sun as they pull their net to retrieve their catch at Karachi's Clifton beach.
Photographs: Athar Hussain/Reuters

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Algiers

Country: Algeria

Global rank: 135

Overall rating: 40.9 (out of 100)

Stability: 40

Healthcare: 45.8

Culture and environment: 42.6

Education: 50.0

Infrastructure: 30.4

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Image: Algerian coastguards cross the bay of the Mediterranean port of Algiers.
Photographs: Zohra Bensemra/Reuters
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Harare

Country: Zimbabwe

Global rank: 137

Overall rating: 39.4 (out of 100)

Stability: 30

Healthcare: 20.8

Culture and environment: 55.8

Education: 66.7

Infrastructure: 35.7

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Image: Children play outside thatched roof huts in Domboshawa, 80km east of Harare.
Photographs: Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters
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Lagos

Country: Nigeria

Global rank: 138

Overall rating: 39.0 (out of 100)

Stability: 25

Healthcare: 33.3

Culture and environment: 52.3

Education: 33.3

Infrastructure: 48.2

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Image: An aerial view shows the central business district in Nigeria's commercial capital of Lagos.
Photographs: Akintunde Akinleye/Reuters
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Port Moresby

Country: Papua New Guinea

Global rank: 139

Overall rating: 38.9 (out of 100)

Stability: 30

Healthcare: 37.5

Culture and environment: 44.2

Education: 50.0

Infrastructure: 39.3

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Image: Young boy sits next to a small shelter in a settlement in Papua New Guinea's capital city of Port Moresby.
Photographs: David Gray/Reuters

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Dhaka

Country: Bangladesh

Global rank: 140

Overall rating: 38.7 (out of 100)

Stability: 50

Healthcare: 29.2

Culture and environment: 43.3

Education: 41.7

Infrastructure: 26.8


Image: People carry masks during a rally to celebrate Pohela Boishakh, the first day of Bengali new year, in Dhaka.
Photographs: Andrew Biraj/Reuters

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