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Mercer unveils its 2019 ranking of cities with the highest quality of living

Wednesday, 20 March 2019 12:40
Mercer unveils its 2019 ranking of cities with the highest quality of living

(Ecofin Agency) - Mercer cabinet recently unveiled its 2019 ranking of cities with the highest quality of living. As was the case in the past three years, Port Louis, Mauritius’ capital, is the 83rd globally and the best in Africa.

This capital is directly followed by Durban, South Africa, which is the 88th globally. Next comes Cape Town and Johannesburg both in South Africa) that are respectively the 95th and 96th globally.

The index indicates that there are many cities with average quality of living. They are namely Bangui, Central Africa, Khartoum in Sudan and N’Djaména, Chad.

There are 39 ranking criteria like the sociocultural, political and social environment, health, education, utilities, transports, urban infrastructures and housing.

Let’s note that European cities have the highest quality of living globally. For instance, cities like Vienna, Zurich and Munich are respectively 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in Europe and globally.

Zeinab Dosso (intern)

2019 ranking of African towns with the highest quality of living

African rank City Country Global rank
01 Port Louis Mauritius 83
02 Durban South Africa 88
03 Cape Town South Africa 95
04 Johannesburg South Africa 96
05 Victoria Seychelles 98
06 Tunis Tunisia 114
07 Rabat Morocco 117
08 Casablanca Morocco 124
09 Windhoek Namibia 131
10 Gaborone Botswana 141
11 Lusaka Zambia 150
12 Dakar Senegal 163
13 Accra Ghana 165
14 Libreville Gabon 166
15 Kampala Uganda 172
16 Cairo Egypt 177
17 Banjul Gambia 179
18 Blantyre Malawi 181
19 Cotonou Benin 182
20 Maputo Mozambique 183
21 Algiers Algeria 185
22 Nairobi Kenya 186
23 Djibouti Djibouti 189
24 Kigali Rwanda 191
25 Yaoundé Cameroon 193
26 Douala Cameroon 197
27 Dar es Salam Tanzania 198
28 Luanda Angola 199
29 Lomé Togo 203
30 Abidjan Cote d’Ivoire 208
31 Addis Ababa Ethiopia 209
32 Harare Zimbabwe 210
33 Lagos Nigeria 212
34 Abuja Nigeria 213
35 Antananarivo Madagascar 214
36 Ouagadougou Burkina Faso 216
37 Tripoli Libya 218
38 Niamey Niger 218
39 Bamako Mali 220
40 Nouakchott Mauritania 221
41 Conakry Guinea 222
42 Kinshasa DRC 223
43 Brazzaville Congo 224
44 N’Djamena   Chad 226
45 Khartoum Sudan 227
46 Bangui Central Africa 230 

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