TOP 5 MOST EXPENSIVE CITIES IN AFRICA
Cities are vibrant and fun. The nightlife is always the cherry on the cake. Everything can be found in the city with just the snap of the fingers. But the city is the pricier choice.
The cost of accommodation, transportation, food, and general amenities in cities can be quite high. When you have a high standard of living too, it becomes a problem to stay afloat.
However, there are cities here in Africa that are pricier than most other cities. And you ask, what makes them pricier? Well, read to the end and find out the top 5 most expensive cities in Africa.
According to economical and political statistics, here are the top 5 most expensive cities in Africa. You might fall in love or out of love with them, depending on where you place your values.
South Africa houses two cities that are on this list of the most expensive cities in Africa without breaking a sweat. The lesser of them is Pretoria which has an index score of 44.7.
A fine bottle of wine is a good 6 dollars and a monthly pass on transportation is 78 dollars on the regular.
To sum it up, living in Pretoria without rent is 52% less expensive than in New York. Whereas rent, is 84% lower on average compared to New York.
A family of four without the headache of rent is estimated to spend 2312 dollars monthly and a single person may rely on 659 dollars per month, to survive in Pretoria.
Try keeping up a fitness routine in Harare and be ready to spend 47 dollars monthly.
In a nutshell, a single person living in Harare is estimated to spend 624 dollars a month except for rent. A family of 4 also without rent spends 2174 dollars monthly.
Rent on its own is just 90% lower than the New York average.
And staying in Harare without rent is 53% less than in New York. This makes Harare one of the topmost expensive cities in Africa.
Harare in Zimbabwe is at a 52.33 index score.
Do you enjoy a simple McMeal at McDonald’s? Well, it is a cool 9 dollars. Spend time in a mid-range restaurant with a friend and it accrues to 121 dollars.
A single person’s monthly costs without rent are 670 dollars while a family of four approximately spends 2357 dollars monthly, also without rent.
The average rent in Johannesburg is 82% lower than in New York.
On the whole, living in Johannesburg while subtracting the cost of rent is 53 % less than in New York. But that’s just when comparing it to New York.
The index score for Johannesburg is 46, making Johannesburg one of the most expensive cities in Africa. In South Africa, Johannesburg is, without a oubt, the most expensive city to live in.
This city in La Côte D’Ivoire is one of the most expensive cities in Africa with an index score of 55.73.
Basic amenities of Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage is 202 dollars for an 85 square metres Apartment. A simple fitness goal needs 55 dollars monthly to keep up.
With just a child in preschool, you could pay up to 98 dollars but in an international primary school, it goes up the notch to almost 2400 dollars.
Rent in Abidjan is just a simple 48% lower compared to the United States.
Simply put, the cost of living in Abidjan on average is just 27 % lower than in the United States.
As of 2021, Addis Ababa of Ethiopia ranks first in the most expensive cities in Africa concluding on consumer goods prices. A kilogram of ground beef from a supermarket costs 10 dollars and a mid-range meal for two in the restaurant goes for 28 dollars.
For a family of four, an estimated expense in a month rounds up to 2,433 dollars without rent. A single person would have to budget 823 dollars for their upkeep after settling rent dues.
Living in Addis Ababa minus rent dues, compared to New York is just 44% less expensive. With rent included, the cost of living in this city of Ethiopia is just 83% of New York’s expenses.
Basic utility bills like Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage for an average apartment is 153 dollars monthly. Cable TV and internet also amount to 542 dollars.
Addis Ababa is no doubt the first of the top 5 most expensive cities in Africa with an index score of 58.
At such a rate, inhabitants of these cities might just consider relocating to the United States for good.
These top 5 most expensive cities in Africa, although expensive, seem lively. The modernist building and the never-sleeping city are enough for its inhabitants.
In case you’re wondering about relocating to any of these cities, we just provided you with a solid 2021 budget.
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