- Lagos the most expensive city in Africa (19 Globally)
Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, is the most expensive city to reside in East Africa following a study conducted by Mercer, a global consultancy firm.
The firm ranked Nairobi number 145 worldwide and 21 in Africa.
The survey entitled Cost of Living City Ranking factored in currency fluctuations, cost inflation for goods and services, and instability of accommodation prices.
Neighbouring cities performed as follows: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania (167), Kampala, Uganda (171). Kigali, Rwanda (175).
The most expensive cities in Africa are Lagos, Nigeria (19 globally), Libreville, Gabon (20), Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (24), Bangui, Central African Republic (30), Brazzaville, Congo (38), Kinshasa, Congo, (41), Yaounde, Cameroon (49), Dakar, Senegal (56) and Abuja, Nigeria (85).
Others are Accra, Ghana (87), Niamey, Niger (99), Cotonou, Benin (113), Casablanca, Morocco (114), Conakry, Guinea Republic (119), Luanda, Angola (123), Bamako, Mali (126), Lome, Togo (136), Cairo, Egypt (137), Harare, Zimbabwe (141) and Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (145).
Recently, Kenya was ranked the most stressful city by Vaay, a German-based well-being company. Out of 100 counties, the East African nation emerged number 80.
Vaay looked into factors such as safety and security, gender and minority equality, and socio-political stability.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.