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Lagos State is the fifth costliest city to live in Africa and the 25th most costliest in the world, a Mercer 2019 Cost of Living Survey has revealed.

Lagos is fourth costliest city in Africa —Survey
A bus conductor hanging from a bus in lagos

According to a statement issued by Mercer, Lagos is the 25th most expensive city in the world.

Having moved up seventeen places from last year’s ranking , Nigeria’s commercial hub is one of Mercer’s top 5 costliest cities in Africa.

Ndjamena in Chad comes first in Africa and 11th on the global ranking, Victoria in Seychelles (14) is in second place, while Kinshasa in Democratic Republic of Congo (22) is in third place, rising fifteen places. Libreville, Gabon (24) is the next African city on the list, followed by Lagos, Nigeria ( 25 ). Despite dropping about 20 places, Luanda, Angola (26) still remains in 6th place.

“Each African country has its own unique economy and this is why multinationals need not approach their expatriate packages for Africa with one single strategy. Let’ s look at it this way, while a city like N ’ Djamena in Chad has been listed as the 11th most expensive city in the world, whereas Mali comes in at the 124th position in terms of cost of living,” said Yolanda Sedlmaier, Principal Leader – Africa Mobility at Mercer.

The Cost of Living Survey found that a number of factors , including currency fluctuations, cost of inflation for goods and services, and volatility in accommodation prices, contribute to the overall cost of expatriates on international assignments.

Mercer is the self – acclaimed world’ s largest human resources consulting firm.

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See full list here: Top 10 Most Expensive Cities in Africa 2019



Uzonna Anele
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