Posted by: Armel | August 7, 2008

AFRICA’S MOST EXPENSIVE CITIES

 

Lagos

 

 LAGOS AND DOUALA STILL THE TWO MOST EXPENSIVE CITIES IN AFRICA AND AMONG THE TOP 40 in THE WORLD !!!

The 2008 ranking of the most expensive cities to live in on the Planet is out. Published by the firm MERCER , this ranking is based on more than 200 goods and services, and conducted by professional researchers simultaneously in each of the 250 locations. Among the criteria looked at: the carefully chosen vendors that can reflect outlets where expatriates can buy goods and services of international quality. In Africa, Douala (Cameroon) and Lagos (Nigeria) have shared the pole position the last few years with Douala climbing all the way to the 24th place in the World and 1st in Africa in 2007. Indeed those who have traveled recently in either city can concur that the cost of living there is unmatched anywhere else on the continent-although Dakar (Senegal) makes an appearance. 

For the complete ranking,THE COMPLETE RANKING of THE COST OF LIVING SURVEY for 2008

Rank March 2008

Rank March 2007

City

Country

Cost of living Index March 2008

Cost of living Index March 2007

1

1

Moscow

Russia

142.4

134.4

2

4

Tokyo

Japan

127.0

122.1

3

2

London

UK

125.0

126.3

4

10

Oslo

Norway

118.3

105.8

5

3

Seoul

South Korea

117.7

122.4

6

5

Hong Kong

China

117.6

119.4

7

6

Copenhagen

Denmark

117.2

110.2

8

7

Geneva

Switzerland

115.8

109.8

9

9

Zurich

Switzerland

112.7

107.6

10

11

Milan

Italy

111.3

104.4

11

8

Osaka

Japan

110.0

108.4

12

13

Paris

France

109.4

101.4

13

14

Singapore

Singapore

109.1

100.4

14

17

Tel Aviv

Israel

105.0

97.7

15

21

Sydney

Australia

104.1

94.9

16

16

Dublin

Ireland

103.9

99.6

16

18

Rome

Italy

103.9

97.6

18

12

St. Petersburg

Russia

103.1

103.0

19

19

Vienna

Austria

102.3

96.9

20

20

Beijing

China

101.9

95.9

21

22

Helsinki

Finland

101.1

93.3

22

15

New York City

US

100.0

100.0

23

38

Istanbul

Turkey

99.4

87.7

24

26

Shanghai

China

98.3

92.1

25

25

Amsterdam

Netherlands

97.0

92.2

25

29

Athens

Greece

97.0

90.6

25

62

São Paulo

Brazil

97.0

82.8

28

26

Madrid

Spain

96.7

92.1

29

49

Prague

Czech Rep.

96.0

85.6

30

37

Lagos

Nigeria

95.9

88.0

31

31

Barcelona

Spain

95.2

89.2

31

64

Rio de Janeiro

Brazil

95.2

82.5

31

23

Stockholm

Sweden

95.2

93.1

34

24

Douala

Cameroon

95.1

92.9

35

67

Warsaw

Poland

95.0

82.4

36

64

Melbourne

Australia

94.2

82.5

37

39

Munich

Germany

93.1

87.6

38

45

Berlin

Germany

93.0

85.9

39

44

Brussels

Belgium

92.9

86.5

40

40

Frankfurt

Germany

92.5

87.4

41

33

Dakar

Senegal

92.2

89.0

42

28

Kiev

Ukraine

91.7

91.4

43

43

Luxembourg

Luxembourg

91.3

87.0

44

30

Almaty

Kazakhstan

90.7

89.6

45

31

Bratislava

Slovakia

90.6

89.2

46

45

Düsseldorf

Germany

90.4

85.9

46

72

Riga

Latvia

90.4

81.5

48

52

Mumbai

India

90.3

84.9

49

59

Zagreb

Croatia

90.0

83.5

50

57

Hamburg

Germany

89.9

84.2

source

Armel Njeunou

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Responses

  1. Oga !
    I guess we go need mo’ dollars for next December holidays oh !
    We’ll still manage it

  2. That’s not hard to believe!Every year it gets more expensive.
    Yaounde and Abuja are the places to be at now i guess..

  3. C.S big man,
    I know you can always manage. This will not affect you, even if the dollar gets lower. Some people are just “currency-proof” during the december holidays in Africa! Lol

  4. Well I am not suprised about Douala in Cameroon. In a coutry as such wherein every thing is falling apart, we can only expect the worst still to come.

    God save Cameroon

  5. Unbelievable! I have mixed feelings. Good news and not so good news! I cannot believe Douala Cameroon has become the most expensive city in the African Continent in 2008! Wow! How can you explain that Douala Cameroon is more expensive than Los Angeles San Francisco? At this rate can we afford to enjoy this city when we visit home?

  6. surprising about two African countries which are most expensive

  7. cameroon is idomitable, the rest is poverty we are a people of great history and a rich future beyound your thible imagination poverty has got your minds in chains i only blame you for your profound ignorance we are africa with enough deginity to proclaim greatness in your face becouse you are worthless individuals whose minds are nothing but those of infants who can cannot recognise the truth and the truth is that we are indomitable

  8. One day is stell coming Africa will reach apogee.Africa needs divine blessing.

  9. people dont about douala’s result but it’s cool.we just need just a 1% decrease in emblezzlement


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