Have you ever wondered which cities have the highest and lowest living expenses? Since the pricing of goods and services constantly changes, and there are countless factors that influence the cost of living, it is not always easy to determine.

Expatistan.com is an organisation that uses special formulas to calculate the cost of living in various countries and cities, and then compares them to one another. They do this by focusing predominately on a “basket” of basic goods that includes food, housing, clothes, transportation, health and entertainment.

These are the cities in the world with the highest and lowest living costs:

The cost of living

This is how some of the biggest cities in Africa compare, listed from the most expensive to the cheapest:

1. Nairobi (Kenya)
2. Johannesburg (South Africa)
3. Pretoria (South Africa)
4. Windhoek (Namibia)
5. Cape Town (South Africa)
6. Durban (South Africa)
7. Gaborone (Botswana)
8. Tunis (Tunisia)

About The Author

Enrique Grobbelaar

Enrique is the eternal entrepreneur: his first venture was selling off his parents’ household goods at bargain prices to their neighbours at age seven. All other endeavours thus far have been entirely above board.

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