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Top 20 Cheapest Cities in Africa, 2018

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According to the latest mercer survey., the capital of Tunisia, ‘Tunis’, is the cheapest city to live in Africa, 2018. second in the list of cheapest African cities is the capital of Gambia.., ‘Banjul’.

Top 20 Cheapest Cities in Africa, 2018

Mercer Consulting firm is a leading global human resources consultancy firm and each year it compiles the list of the most expensive cities to live in the world. Each year, the firm carries out surveys in 209 cities of the world and ranks them. The firm is based in New York city so it uses New York as the base city of its research.

Measuring each against prices found in New York City, mercer weighted and ranked countries based on these key affordability metrics: Cost of accommodation, feeding, groceries, transportation cost and services etc.

Mercer made a list of the top 209 most expensive cities in the world to live in. Here are the African countries that made the bottom list.

Top 20 Cheapest Cities in Africa, 2018

20. Niamey, Niger
19. Port Louis, Mauritius
18. Harare, Zimbabwe
17. Rabat Morocco
16. Kigali, Rwanda
15. Cape Town, South Africa
14. Johannesburg, South Africa
13. Maputo, Mozambique
12. Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
11. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
10. Lusaka, Zambia
9. Cairo, Egypt
8. Gaborone, Botswana
7. Kampala, Uganda
6. Nouakchott, Mauritania
5. Algiers, Algeria
4. Windhoek, Namibia
3. Blantyre, Malawi
2. Banjul, Gambia
1. Tunis, Tunisia

This ranking only indicates differences in cost of living factors affecting expatriates in popular assignment destinations in Africa and should be taken with a pinch of salt, as many complex and dynamic factors were not taken into account.

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