Top 15 African Cities With Highest Cost Of Living

The rising cost of living in Kenya might make one think that Nairobi is one of the most expensive cities to live in, but it is not.

A report released by Statista in 2022, showed that Kampala is the most expensive city to live in in the East African region.

Dakar city in Senegal ranked as the most expensive in Africa owing to the high prices of consumer goods as of 2022.

Here is a list of 15 most expensive cities in Africa.

  1. Dakar, Senegal:  50.87 cost of living index score. 
  2. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: 50.49 cost of living index score. 
  3. Abidjan, Ivory Coast: 47.06  cost of living index score. 
  4. Harare, Zimbabwe: 45.69  cost of living index score. 
  5. Johannesburg, South Africa: 44.87  cost of living index score. 
  6. Pretoria, South Africa: 42.76  cost of living index score. 
  7. Gaborone, Botswana: 42.7 cost of living index score. 
  8. Cape Town, South Africa: 40.98  cost of living index score. 
  9. Durban, South Africa: 40.33 cost of living index score. 
  10. Marrakech, Morocco: 39.94 cost of living index score. 
  11. Accra, Ghana: 38.74 cost of living index score. 
  12. Lagos, Nigeria: 37.33 cost of living index score. 
  13. Tangier, Morocco: 36.85  cost of living index score. 
  14. Casablanca, Morocco: 36.59 cost of living index score. 
  15. Kampala, Uganda: 5.98  cost of living index score. 

In May 2022, data from the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) showed that consumer prices in Kenya have registered their biggest jump in more than two years since February 2020.

The data showed that in May, inflation hit a high of 7.1 per cent from 6.47 per cent in April.

In most countries, the rising cost of living has been linked to the ongoing war between Ukraine and Russia. 

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