Cost of Living: Here are the 10 Most Expensive Countries in Africa at the Moment

The cost of living issue is one of the most worrying in Africa. CEOWORLD, an American magazine, has looked into this factor in 19 countries in Africa.

Skyline of Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa. Sandton is one of the most opulent areas of Johannesburg. It is the new financial district of South Africa and Johannesburg’s premier business district, known as “Africa’s richest square mile.”

19 African countries are among the 132 countries where the American magazine CEOWORLD investigated the cost of living. According to the ecofin agency, this study took into account accommodation, clothing, taxi, public services, telecommunications and the Internet, groceries, transport and restaurants. 


The press agency specifies that various studies were also taken into account (consumer prices; cost of living according to Numbeo, etc.). The benchmark for this study is the cost of living in New York, set at 100. Here are the top 10

Africa Country Index World
1 seychelles 71.59 19th
2 Zimbabwe 55,30 39
3 ethiopia 54.39 41
4 mauritius 53.04 48
5 namibia 43,10 71
6 South Africa 42.87 72
7 Kenya 40.21 79
8 botswana 39,13 83
9 somalia 38.68 89
10 Ghana 37.65 91

Written by How Africa

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