According to the 2007 Worldwide Quality of Living Survey by Mercer Human Resource Consulting, Dhaka is one of the worst places you could find yourself in. At first I thought this consulting outfit was simply reproducing the views of Mohiuddin (the recently repatriated murderer of Sheikh Mujib) but it turns out their assessment is based on levels of medical service provision and sanitation. The dear old city ranks just above Baku in Ajerbaijan BUT below hell-holes in Madagascar and Haiti! Of course North America turns out to have the best cities. Again Mohiuddin and his supporters would agree there.

Check out the summary HERE.  Mercer’s own site HERE.