Mercer Quality of Living Ranking 2018 : Africa’s top 10 best cities

Qualité de vie selon Mercer: Le top 10 des meilleures villes Africaines en 2018

 

The American company Mercer has published its 2018 survey of cities with the best quality of life. The study is published in a time where Africa is strongly influenced by topics such as the reverse migration  of professionnals from the diaspora, infrastructure, development, digital or employment.

The results of the 2018 Mercer report demonstrate economic vitality in many African regions.

This report is very useful for expatriate profiles or members of the Diaspora wishing to return to Africa, and includes 44 african cities in a global ranking that includes 231 cities worldwide.

By analyzing data, collected in November 2017, Mercer experts, specializing in business consulting, have developed several criteria to measure the quality of life in different cities: entertainment, educational facilities, housing, transport services or again beauty of the landscape .

5 African cities in the world top 100

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5 African cities have been selected under the category best quality of life in the world top 100 best cities for their modernity, accessibility etc.
Port-Louis (Mauritius) was ranked number 83 as the most pleasant city on the African continent, with a good natural climate, access to care, security, stable socio-political environment and economic dynamism.  in the world rankings.

South Africa and the Maghreb on top

Durban (South Africa) is ranked 2nd (89th in the world), followed by Cape Town and Johannesburg (South Africa), respectively 94th and 95th in the world. The city of Victoria (Seychelles) closes this African top 5, ranking 98th in the world.
The African top 10 meanwhile, includes the first five cities mentioned above, followed by Tunis (Tunisia), Rabat (Morocco), Casablanca (Morocco), Windhoek (Namibia) and Gaborone (Botswana) respectively.

French-speaking sub-Saharan Africa in the middle of the table

In this region of Africa, Dakar comes first (11th) followed by Libreville (12th) and Cotonou (17th).

Mercer Quality of Living Ranking 2018 of African cities

1Port Louis23Kigali
2Durban24Yaoundé
3Le Cap25Douala
4Johannesburg26Dar Es Salaam
5Tunis27Luanda
6Rabat28Lomé
7Casablanca29Abidjan
8Windhoek30Addis Abeba
9Gaborone31Harare
10Lusaka32Lagos
11Dakar33Abuja
12Libreville34Ouagadougou
13Accra35Antananarivo
14Kampala36Niamey
15Le Caire37Bamako
16Blantyre38Nouakchott
17Cotonou39Conakry
18Maputo40Kinshasa
19Alger41Brazzaville
20Banjul42N’Djamena
21Nairobi43Khartoum
22Djibouti44Bangui

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