Inside Africa

Top 10 Most Expensive Cities in Africa

Cost of living is increasing in cities all over the world daily. Consulting agency Mercer has compiled a list of expensive cities in Africa.

Mercer compared the prices of 200 goods and services, including the cost of accommodation, public transport, household goods, food, clothing and leisure activities in order to come up with its rankings.

Here is a brief overview of the top 10 most expensive cities in Africa.

10) Abuja

Abuja is the capital of Nigeria. This planned city with a population of 979,876 people. It was built in the 1980s. Speaking about Abuja, Nelson Mandela had once said, “Why bother to visit Europe, you’ll find it all here.”

Abuja City

9) Conakry

Conakry is the capital and the largest city of Guinea. It is one of the most expensive cities in Africa. Conakry is a port city on the Atlantic Ocean and serves as the economic, financial and cultural center of Guinea. Unfortunately some parts of the city lack basic facilities.


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