Bad air has pulled South Asian cities down The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Ranking while political stability has nudged Hong Kong above Singapore. How did the rest of the region fare?
A man carries firewood past the smoking stacks of brick kilns in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The capital city has among the worst air quality in the world. Image: Scott Randall, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0By Hannah Koh
South Asian cities have fallen lower in a ranking of the world’s most liveable cities due to the deteriorating quality of air.