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The Top 10 most expensive African cities for expatriates.


According to this survey, the most expensive city in the top 10 in Africa is Ndjamena, the capital of Chad, occupying 11th place globally. It is followed by the cities of Victoria (Seychelles), Kinshasa (DRC) and Libreville (Gabon) which rank respectively 14th, 22nd and 24th worldwide. Then come the cities of Lagos (Nigeria), Luanda (Angola), Abidjan (Ivory Coast) and Brazzaville (Congo).

The cities of Yaounde (Cameroon) and Bangui (Central African Republic) come in 9th and 10th place.

In addition, globally, the Mercer report indicates that eight of the ten most expensive cities in the world are Asian. A consequence of the high cost of consumer goods for expatriates and a dynamic housing market.

It should be noted that Mercer’s ranking took into account several criteria, including the cost of housing, transportation, food, clothing, household goods and entertainment in the cities studied.

It is also important to note that Tunis, the Tunisian capital remains the cheapest city in Africa and the world in the last two rank


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