What’s the most expensive cities in the world?
London? Tokyo? Paris? No. It is Luanda, the capital of Angola.
Luanda tops the list of most expensive cities because of housing. A luxury three-bedroom house rents for an estimated $15,000 per month. Would you believe that?
At least that’s the finding of a survey by Mercer, the global human resources consulting firm. Mercer’s Cost of Living Survey examined data from 214 cities worldwide, comparing a market basket of over 200 goods and services. If it sounds odd that Angola would be the most expensive, Mercer explains that “Despite being one of Africa’s major oil producers, Angola is a relatively poor country and finding secure living accommodations that meet the usual standards can be challenging and quite costly.” The survey found similar supply issues in Ndjamena, Chad, the other top 10 expensive city in Africa.
In the following infographic you can see very similar data arranged into an interesting image projection.