10 Worst Cities for Techies around the World

Ever wondered which are the worst cities for techies? Cities which don’t provide an ideal work environment for IT pros. CIO recently released a list of 10 cities that it thinks IT pros should avoid. This list covers a wide aspect of review of cities socially and economically. Social security and health issues are the top priorities for any city to live in.

So here is a list of some of the worst cities for techies around the globe. You may disagree or agree with our list so please do share your thoughts in our comment section.
Mumbai, India

India’s financial capital Mumbai too figures among the worst cities for techies.  Mumbai gets this dubious distinction for its high rate of pollution, disease & sanitation, infrastructure, political violence, climate and medical facilities.
Linfen, China

Linfen in China tops the Times’ list of most polluted cities in the world with more than 3,000,000 people potentially affected due to automobile and industrial emissions. The city also figures among the world’s ten dirtiest cities.
Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City has an estimated population of 8.84 million as of 2009, the city is most densely populated in the country. Mexico City is plagued by issues like high-level of pollution, noise and violence. Organized crime, drug abuse and alcoholism are some of the other factors.
McMurdo Station, Antarctica

American Antarctic research center, McMurdo Station, located on the southern tip of Ross Island in Antarctica. Though the station needs IT support, software training and a 24×7 help desk, but the freezing temperature is the biggest deterrent for IT pros.
Beijing, China

China’s second largest city, after Shanghai, Beijing figures among cities with worst traffic congestion globally. With over 17 million populations, the city faces problem of high pollution, smog and degradation of natural resources.
Jakarta, Indonesia

The report from ORC ranks Jakarta as the No. 2 riskiest place for workers.  According to Businessweek.com, other issues that put Jakarta among worst cities are pollution, disease and sanitation, lack of medical facilities, political violence and repression and crime.
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Riyadh faces problem of political violence and repression, political and social environment.  The report says, “The possibility of a terrorist attack is an ongoing threat, while wide-ranging restrictions on dress, movement, conduct, food, alcohol, travel and communications limit expatriate life.”
Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi shares problems that include: Crime, infrastructure, disease & sanitation, political violence & repression, and social environment.  According to ORC Worldwide research, “Violent crime is a significant drawback and shortages of water and electricity can be a challenge in Nairobi.”

Afghanistan is not an ideal destination for techies to work. For reasons well known, many parts of Afghanistan fall under the sway of extremists. Almost all cities in the country reel under threats of terror attacks.

The continuous war in Iraq makes the country not so ideal destination for techies. Since 2006, the place is not even safe for tourists.


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