Have you every imagined yourself in a Zombie Apocalypse and wondered whether you would survive? Well, whether you make it not only depends on the kind of person you are, buy also on where you. If you’re in the United States, the safest and least safest cities to find refuge in might surprise you.
CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists have done us all a favor and ranked the biggest American cities with regards to safety and overall standard of living should a “standard, flesh-eating virus transmitted via biting or contact with infected blood” be released. According to Mic, the 53 selected cities, all of which need to have a population of 1 million or more to be considered, were ranked based on four primary criteria:
- Ability to defend against the virus
- Ability to contain the virus
- Ability to find a cure
- Ability to outlast the epidemic with an ample food supply
They were then scored on the proportion of their population that worked in the protective services (e.g. security, police and firefighting), as well as “the percentage of total exports coming from each metro’s small arms manufacturing industries.”
Other considerations included the number of people employed in technical sectors like engineering and construction, population density (think about it, large crowds of people create large crowds of flesh-hungry zombies), access to supplies of non-perishable foods, and the number of biological and medical specialists to help cure the virus.
Without further ado, here are the 10 best and 10 worst cities in America to live in during a Zombie Apocalypse. Do you reside in one?