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10 Worst Places To Live

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posted on Aug, 26 2010 @ 09:36 AM
Memphis and Miami? I have been there often and recently. If those are some of the worst places to live then life is way to good in the US of A. Cleveland and Detroit I can see but, honestly they are way better to live in then 70% of the rest of the cities on earth.

posted on Aug, 26 2010 @ 07:08 PM

Originally posted by and14263
Hmmm, the ten worst places to live? No. If you live in these places think yourself very lucky.

Without starting my own list I would say maybe the Congo is in there, Ethiopia, probably Liberia.

Imagine you are surrounded by this:

There's no love, friendship or support... just violence, poverty, danger, starvation... ... ... unemployment levels kind of don't come in to it do they?

This place can't be too bad... That kid is holding a Henckel that many households use in their daily cooking, he must be helping Mommy prepare their supper

posted on Aug, 26 2010 @ 07:24 PM

Here are 10 of the worst places to live in 2008, and the factors that made them unliveable.

Pollution: Urumqi, China

Once a Silk Road hub, the western Chinese city of Urumqi has the bad luck to be downstream of sulphurous soil dust from nearby agricultural areas, as well as deadly industrial pollutants. China's environmental scientists say it now outranks Linfen, previously named as the world's most polluted city.

Corruption: Somalia

Declared a failed state, Somalia is so violent that millions have fled their homes. But it is also at the bottom of an annual global corruption index by Transparency International, which points out that in desperately poor countries, bribery and extortion can be life and death issues if people are forced to pay extra for basic necessities.

Dictatorship: North Korea

Kim Jong-il, North Korea's ailing ruler, was named the world's worst dictator of 2008 on Parade magazine's annual list.

It says he runs the most isolated, repressive regime in the world, where three generations of a family can be punished for one member's alleged crime. About 200,000 citizens have been jailed, many tortured.

Personal security: Iraq

In spite of the much-praised "surge" of American troops, and a diminished death rate in the past year, Iraq ranks lowest on the Global Peace Index's scale as a country with easy access to weapons, a high murder rate, poorly functioning government, low respect for human rights and political instability.

Homicide rate: El Salvador

Latin America has the highest murder rate in the world for young adults, 15-24. But El Salvador tops the list of the world's most dangerous countries for the young – and has one of the highest murder rates for people of all ages, according to the Latin American Technological Information Network.

Inflation: Zimbabwe

When inflation in the southern African nation shot above 1 million per cent in the past year, worldwide cries went up for President Robert Mugabe's resignation. Now Zimbabweans carry sacks of newly printed cash to pay for a loaf of bread, and those with jobs choose between lunch and a bus ride to work. Mugabe is still in power.

Gender gap: Yemen

Greater equality between the sexes means better health, living standard and lifespan for women. The reverse is true in Yemen, where, the World Economic Forum says, lack of education, poor health care, lack of job opportunity and inability to press for change through the political process put women at risk.

Life expectancy: Swaziland

Afflicted with dire poverty and the world's highest HIV infection rate, the tiny southern African kingdom of 1 million has a shockingly low life expectancy of 32 – less than half the world's average. The royal family has a monopoly on the economy, and the majority of Swaziland's people live on about $1 a day.

Literacy: Mali

The large, landlocked West African country was, ironically, one of the world's centres of Islamic scholarship, and is believed to have founded the first university. Now, fewer than 23 per cent of men and women can read and write, according to the UN Development Program, which rates it at the bottom of the global literacy scale.

Freedom of speech: Eritrea

Since the government banned all privately owned media in 2001, things have grown steadily worse for journalists, with crackdowns on media, arrests, reports of torture, disappearances and deaths in custody. "President Issaias Afeworki and his small clan of paranoid nationalists continue to run the country like a vast open prison," says Reporters Without Borders.


Now those are the worst places to live. US cities don't compare to the top 10 worst places to live. Sure you may have poverty, but going hungry for 2 days isn't as bad as always being hungry.

[edit on 26-8-2010 by Equinox99]

posted on Aug, 27 2010 @ 01:01 AM
reply to post by Oozii

El Centro has an official unemployment rate of 27% (which means unofficial is much higher......)

Sounds pretty bad to me.

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