Thursday, October 22, 2009

10 Worst Places to Live (Update)

The bottom line is, it depends on who is compiling the list.

The Christian Post has a list of 10 worst places for persecution, with North Korea being #1 for the sixth year in a row. Saudi Arabia, Iran, the Maldives, Bhutan, Yemen, Afghanistan, Laos, Uzbekistan, and China (in that order) round out this list. of Canada has a list of worst cities/countries in specific categories:

Pollution: Urumqi, China
Corruption: Somalia
Dictatorship: North Korea
Personal security: Iraq
Homicide rate: El Salvador
Inflation: Zimbabwe
Gender gap: Yemen
Life expectancy: Swaziland
Literacy: Mali
Freedom of speech: Eritrea

BBC compiled this list of bottom 10 cities:
Tehran, Iran
Douala, Cameroon
Harare, Zimbabwe
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Phnom Penh,Cambodia
Lagos, Nigeria
Karachi, Pakistan
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Algiers, Algeria
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

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