Manila, supposedly the Philippines’ premier city, has chalked up the dubious distinction of being ranked 3rd among 56 cities worldwide with the “lowest quality of life.”
This is according to a recent survey conducted by the world-renowned Deutsche Bank of Germany, a multi-billion dollar investment bank based in Frankfurt that caters to the rich and famous.
Per its May 2019 report, Deutsche Bank said Manila has for company Beijing (China) and Lagos (Nigeria).
On the other end of the Deutsche Bank report’s spectrum are Zurich (Switzerland), Wellington (New Zealand) and Copenhagen (Denmark).
According to the survey, Manila lagged in several categories: purchasing power (53rd); traffic commute time (51st); monthly salary (50th @$480); pollution index (54th); climate index (47th); health care index (45th).
Cities with the lower monthly salaries compared to Manila are Istanbul, $433; Bangladesh, $375; Jakarta, $362; Lagos, $236; and Cairo, $206.