According to latest livability index compiled by The Economist, Dakar, Senegal is one of the 10 worst cities to live in the world. the worst city to live in the world is Harare, Zimbabwe, followed by Dhaka, Bangladesh, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, Lagos, Nigeria, Algiers, Algeria, Karachi, Pakistan, Douala, Cameroon, Tehran, Iran, Dakar, Senegal, and then, the best of the worst 10 cities on the index, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
The Economist Intelligence Unit survey ranks cities based on 30 factors such as healthcare, culture and environment, and education and personal safety.
Well, Dakar is definitely not the easiest place to live, but almost every ex-pat we've met says they have been stationed in far worse places--in fact they like Dakar. hmmm.