If there is one thing “The Walking Dead” has prepared its fans for (except feeling less squeamish about blood and gore), it is how to navigate their way in case of next-to-impossible (yet highly relevant) scenario of zombie apocalypse.
However, your chance of survival depends on far more than your skills with crossbow and ability to lead — actually, they massively depend on where you lives.
To determine which cities are most (and least) likely to survive World War Z, CareerBuilder examined 53 of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States. The analysis comprised of four integral categories, assuming zombie apocalypse would be the result of “a standard, flesh-eating virus transmitted via biting or contact with infected blood.”
1. Ability to Defend Against the Virus
The researches studied the military population in each city along with the percentage of population in protective services — like law enforcement, firefighting and security.
2. Ability to Contain the Virus
How do you contain the virus? You stop it from spreading by separating the infected community from the living.
CareerBuilder assessed each metro’s engineering prowess, construction skills and population density to compile the results.
3. Ability to Cure the Virus
In order to calculate which metros are best equipped to find a cure, CareerBuilder scored them based on their biomedical research and development.
4. Ability to Outlast the Virus with a Good Food Supply
The researchers analyzed each city’s “total exports in non-perishable food manufacturing or wholesale goods industries — including rice milling, breakfast cereal manufacturing, fruit and vegetable canning, roasted nuts and peanut butter manufacturing.
Sadly, the study determined that New York City is the least likely to survive such catastrophe.
Check out the video above to find out how likely is your city to make it through the outbreak.