Lifestyle: Top 10 Most Expensive Places to Live in Africa 2022 - Africaflavour

Lifestyle: Top 10 Most Expensive Places to Live in Africa 2022 - Africaflavour

This article will highlight the top 10 most expensive places to live in Africa, especially for ex-pats. Over time,
there have been arguments about which African country tops the list of the most expensive places to live in Africa; here’s your answer. 

Dakar, Senegal is the most expensive city to live in Africa.
While some people think that Addis Ababa, Ethiopia is the most expensive, the Senegalese city tops the list of the most expensive places to live in Africa. 

Lifestyle: Top 10 Most Expensive Places to Live in Africa 2022 - Africaflavour

As of 2022, Cape Town in South Africa is the best place to live in Africa, Mauritius is the safest, and Addis Ababa is not a bad place to consider for relocation.
However, these cities/countries are not the most expensive in cities in Africa. 

One would wonder what makes a country or city the most expensive. Investopedia explains that the cost of living is the amount of money needed to be able to afford basic expenses like food, healthcare, and housing.
This is then compared to the minimum wage in that city or State. 

RANKCITY COUNTRYCOST OF LIVING INDEX
10MarrakechMorocco39.94
9DurbanSouth Africa40.33
8Cape TownSouth Africa40.98
7GaboroneBotswana42.7
6PretoriaSouth Africa42.76
5JohannesburgSouth Africa44.87 

4HarareZimbabwe45.69
3AbidjanCote d’Ivoire47.06
2Addis AbabaEthiopia50.49
1DakarSenegal50.87