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Abuja, Lagos, rank top two cheapest cities in Africa


The Federal Capital Territory, FCT, of Nigeria, Abuja, and its commercial hub, Lagos, have been ranked as the first and second cheapest cities for expatriates to live in Africa for 2024.

According to Mercer’s Cost of Living rankings, the cost of living is a crucial consideration for expatriates when selecting a city for relocation, as it impacts their quality of life and financial stability.

The report based the affordability of these cities to currency depreciations, which have significantly reduced the cost of living for international assignees.

In third place is Blantyre in Malawi, while Durban in South Africa and Windhoek in Namibia rank fourth and fifth respectively.

Here is a list of the top 10 cheapest cities to live in Africa with their global rank
1. Abuja, Nigeria
2. Lagos, Nigeria
3. Blantyre, Malawi
4. Durban, South Africa
5. Windhoek, Namibia
6. Gaborone, Botswana
7. Lusaka, Zambia
8. Tunis, Tunisia
9. Cape Town, South Africa
10. Johannesburg, South Africa



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