Nairobi Is The Most Costly City In East Africa

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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.

Nairobi - The Most Expensive City In East Africa
Nairobi – The Most Expensive City In East Africa

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.

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