We have studied a variety of ratings of cities in the world, statistics, and other official data, and found out what settlements are the least suitable for life and travel.
Top 7 worst cities where not everyone can live.
Where the most cold, expensive, dangerous, dirty, which city is dying out, and which, on the contrary, suffers from overcrowding. We choose the worst city on Earth.
CELAYA IS THE MOST CRIME-PRONE
With a population of 639,052, Celaya is the third most populous city in the south-central Mexican state of Guanajuato. According to Worldatlas, Celaya is currently considered the most crime-prone city in the world, with a homicide rate of 109.38 per 100,000 residents. It has been reported that the rise in violence in the city is linked to attempts by the New Generation Jalisco cartel to destroy its rival Santa Rosa de Lima cartel to take control of drug trafficking and large-scale gasoline thefts.
SINGAPORE IS THE MOST EXPENSIVE
Singapore continues to lead the list of the world’s most expensive cities, though this time it shared the dubious award with New York City. The Southeast Asian city-state beat out Tel Aviv and Los Angeles.
Since Singapore is concentrated in a small area and has no natural resources of its own, residents have to pay for everything at triple cost: expensive products, since everything from bread to wine is imported, high utility bills, expensive public services and extremely high tax on car ownership. For example, to buy a Mercedes, will have to pay $200,000. This is the way the Singapore authorities are fighting traffic congestion by forcing people to use public transport and city cabs.
KASHGAR – THE MOST POLLUTED
One of China’s oldest cities is known for its rich history and culture. However, like many other cities in the country, Kashgar faces a number of environmental problems such as air pollution and large landfills.
The city is home to several large industrial complexes, such as an oil refinery, a chemical plant, and a glass factory. These plants emit large amounts of pollutants into the air.
Many residents do not have access to the municipal waste disposal system, so they dump their garbage in landfills, which are located on the outskirts of the city. As a result, soil and water pollution occurs.
DAMASCUS IS THE WORST PLACE TO LIVE
The Economist Intelligence Unit, the analytical arm of the British media group, has ranked the world’s cities by quality of life: the Syrian capital Damascus is in the last, 172nd place. The analysis was conducted in five categories: stability, health system, culture and environment, education and infrastructure.
DHAKA IS THE MOST POPULOUS
Travelers call the city foul-smelling and woefully overpopulated. Dhaka, Bangladesh’s capital and largest city, is home to 23.2 million people (according to statista.com). It is the most densely populated area on earth, with a population density of 30,000 people per km².
Much of the city is occupied by stinky canals and the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers, forcing residents to settle even more densely on the banks. The waterfronts are littered with garbage, and the rivers themselves, with thousands of gondolas, boats, and merchant ships floating in them, are an ecological disaster zone. The city’s overcrowding is best conveyed by photographs of local transport: people taking trains by storm, hanging in bunches from the windows and roofs. There is no free land in Dhaka, so the local poor literally live on the railroad tracks, risking their lives: trading, starting vegetable gardens, washing children on the rails and hiding from trains at the whistle.
YAKUTSK IS THE COLDEST.
Thought you had a cold winter? According to meteorologists, temperatures in the world’s coldest city dropped to minus 62.7 °C, the lowest in more than two decades.
Yakutsk, the main city of the Russian republic of Sakha in eastern Siberia, is widely known as one of the coldest places in the world. This winter, much of Russia experienced record low temperatures, and Yakutsk experienced an abnormally prolonged cold snap.
Yakutsk winters can be extreme even by Russian standards. And experts say that such cold represents a serious physical risk. The air is cold enough to cause numbness in exposed skin, creating a constant danger of frostbite. (Source: CNN).
JOHANNESBURG IS THE WORST PLACE TO MOVE.
According to an InterNations poll, Johannesburg, South Africa’s largest city, is the worst city for expats.
About 25 percent of respondents said they were dissatisfied with how inaccessible life is in the city, and 39 percent cited a problem with public transportation.
Security proved to be a difficulty for expats as well, with 62% of respondents saying they didn’t feel safe.