Top Ten Worst Cities In the World


The Top Ten

1 Mumbai

It's a great city

Mumbai? Seriously? Its one of the best cities in the world

Piece of garbage is this city. Pukes on Mumbai - Ark-M

Bombay is corrupt and filthy. The street are covered in poo.

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2 Dhaka

I know Dhaka would be dirty but Bangladesh citizens might offended by that. Bangladesh is still poorest country in the world but still improving. I hope this city and Bangladesh grow well.

Densest city of the densest country in the world. Dirty city with cramped suburbs and gangs. People working in sweatshops etc... Fact is DHAKA IS THE WORST!

Very very dirty and poor. Seems like a bad place to live.

There are roads covered in poop,and sewer cleaners who risk life. - MChkflaguard_Yt

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3 Detroit

Look, maybe not technically as bad as Nairobi Kenya or some other third world hell, but Detroit doesn't have an excuse. Every other city on this list (Besides London, which objectively can't be on the list) can blame war, or horrible poverty, or bad infrastructure for its inability to be a halfway descent city. Detroit though, used to be a world class city, perhaps the quintessential American city, where you could put in an honest days work and get a house with a white picket fence and 2.3 kids. Now it's a terrible place, with burnt out houses and ruined buildings. If I could sum up Detroit with one word it would be shame.

As a person who's actually visited Detroit, and therefore has a first-hand view of what it's like, I have to admit that I don't understand what you're talking about. Sure, I'm not into politics and don't listen to the news much, but from what I've experienced, it's a beautiful city with great attractions for older tourists (not much will entertain younger people). I've visited many, many times, but not once have I seen a dead body, crime, or even anything shady going on. Maybe it's because I only visit once in a while and for a very short period of time, but I don't see anything particularly wrong with it.
Before you make a biased and offending list like this, make sure you actually visit all the cities you're going to list. I don't think you understand that people living in this city have feelings, and can therefore be offended by this list. How would you feel if someone insulted your city and said it was horrible? Angry or sad? That's what I thought.

There is no way Detroit should be anywhere near the top 10! We have other war-ridden cities that could take this spot easily. And also, to those who think Detroit is ungoverned, you are dead wrong. They have a mayor, and the basic things a city should have. You may not see it, but Detroit has exited bankruptcy, and are currently making their way back as a great city. - Turkeyasylum

no wayy

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4 Karachi Karachi

Today it so much hot in Karachi its 55 degree and over thousand people died with hot because of no electric powers

Why this is not good

Ridiculous karachi is not worst city. It has everything which a beautiful should have. Don't label it one of worst city we are best and we are Asian Tigers.

Dhaka, Mumbai and Karachi are worse BFFs.

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5 Gary, Indiana

Indiana is best for its races. It's a peaceful place.

Gary Indiana isn't the worst city in the world but definitely one of the worst in the U.S. some parts of the city are completely abandoned and full of trash. It also has a very high murder rate. Creepy place. - OriginalVisionary

6 Nairobi Nairobi

Nairobi is such a beautiful city with great scenarios. Everything is so expensive from food to hotel to bad traffic. City police will let loose a serial killer for cheap bribe. Politicians are to blame for putting Nairobi in this position.

Horrible am I right? This place is full of robbers. If you speak English there they will steal your stuff

JUST BECAUSE YOU HAVE VISITED IT doesn't MEAN ITS BAD. Its not perfect, corruption is there but it's a good place.

Politics killed this city

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8 London London London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom. Standing on the River Thames in the south eastern part of the island of Great Britain, London has been a major settlement for two millennia.

London is a good city to living on I living in London for 19 years and its still getting better so I think you haters Go back! And Don't Insult my Country! - MissBritain

Wow... still can't believe I've seen Istanbul and London in this list, so many jealous haters...

You can't be serious...

London = Terrorists, Heaven for Muslims - MagmaFox

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9 Pyongyang

Everything you do could end you up in prison. The people are brainwashed. If you go there and your from South Korea, America or Japan, you will probably be tortured. plus horrid weather, freezing winters and hot, wet summers

The capital of North Korea. Do I need to say much else? - Turkeyasylum

Worst city in the universe even worse than detroit - ikerevievs

Kim Jong Un - GriffinDoge

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10 Beijing

Worst ever with dirty dogs and pigs stupid people litter everywhere!

Worst capital in the world - GriffinDoge

This place is so polluted - GriffinDoge

Too much pollution - SpencerJC

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11 Amman

Totally filthy with trash stinking in the heat and LOUD especially at night. City-sponsored concerts that last till 1am!

Amman is the worst city in the world, and the people there are the most cheap people on the planet

City full of scammers

12 Hanoi

The Vietnam war is over people, the Hanoi Hilton is now a museum or something like that

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13 Manila

1) Smog & Pollution = That's why a majority of the population have asthma. Going outdoors means putting on a mask, otherwise enjoy the carbon monoxide and damage to your lungs.

2) Traffic = Drivers and road officials have lack of discipline or no discipline at all. Quezon City to Makati is roughly 17km or 10.5 miles. In the USA, 10 miles is an average of 20-30 mins. But in this city that 10 miles one way is 1.5 to 2 hrs. So that's a total of 3-4 hours on the road. 3-4 hours trip in the US equates to driving from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and that's around 300 miles already.

3) Road Rules = There are no road rules. It's every man for himself. Trucks, buses, cars, SUVs, PUVs (public utility vehicles), tricycles, motorcyclists and pedestrians fight for space regardless of right of way. It's a jungle out there. Think of it as the animal kingdom and insects cross your path without warning. Well, actually there is an alert, which means feel free to honk your horn at all ...more

I don't want to go there because if you tune the T.V. everyday people in the city always to be reported to die murdered sexed etc

Dan Brown refers to Manila as Hell on Earth in his book "Inferno". Manila, the capital of the Philippines (my home country) is heavily polluted ( you can smell sewage in the air) and there's lots of corruption. The city is the most densely populated on Earth, meaning there could be 10 people living in a small apartment. Children are kidnapped and forced to work in hard labor or even become prositutes. Conjestion is severe in Manila, with 6 hour traffic jams. - ethanmeinster

Even if I'm a filipino, I don't like manila! This destroyed Mother Nature.

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15 Jakarta

It's so polluted and very very very dirty! Traffic jam at Jakarta is the WORST on the earth! This city is the WORST CITY ever in the WORLD! Jakarta is very very very CROWDED and DISGUSTING!

Jakarta is the worst city in Southeast Asia and even Indonesia. It's very unplanned, the skyline is ugly because the villages with those ugly red roofs ruined it. Traffic and pollution is the worst on the planet. Worst governor and mayor in racist Ahok. Also, very hot as hell.

This city so fakin sucks!

City itself is messy and disorganised.. how can this be the CAPITAL of a COUNTRY

16 Ho Chi Minh City

I don't want call that city by the new name cause that name is from the bloody first president that bring the poor criminal to this country, so Saigon is the name of that city in my mind and almost all the Vietnamese in oversea. I was born and lived in that city for 16years before came to oversea. I must say there is no place has lots of fun than Saigon and there is no place has so much criminal, robbery thus gov police, huge population with heavily traffic from 4pm-8pm and polluted. Everyday people walk out of home always face with robbery and police will catch them for any reason to get some bucks. Traveler, foreigners you guys will never know how to being a Vietnamese citizen in Vietnam and in oversea as well they don't respect you you don't have any benefit like another country to go oversea. We don't have anything such as human right, right to speech. This country is hell! Please forgive for any Vietnamese in oversea that doing the bad things like stealing, girls turn to ...more

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18 Omaha

Peyton Manning would have to disagree with this being on the list. - Turkeyasylum

Why is Omaha on this list. This is a great place to live in the Midwest.

Ummm ok
Omaha is one of the cleanest, prosperous and economically sound cities in America's Midwest. Someone put this on as a joke because to some it may be a little boring.

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19 Istanbul

Istanbul is beautiful! I have been there billions of time and nothing is bad there.

WHAT?! OK, I understand there are so much traffic, but come on! Istanbul is a good city. Istanbul is full of history and culture. That makes Istanbul a great city.

Istanbul? what? it doesn't deserve to be here!

Why is this here? Istanbul is pretty city.

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20 Kabul

It's still beautiful though. The idiot news only shows the poor part. My family lives in the average area, and it's close to a beautiful blue mosque.

The capital of Afghanistan is destroyed thanks to wars.

It must be on number 1! It is like a terrorist capital.

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