5 African cities with the best quality of life mid 2024

5 African cities with the best quality of life mid 2024
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5 African cities with the best quality of life mid 2024

Some African cities are renowned for providing their citizens with a superior quality of life. Investments in infrastructure, healthcare, education, and public services have significantly improved living standards in many of these cities.

  • Business Insider Africa presents five African cities with the best quality of life mid 2024.
  • This list is courtesy of Numbeo. 
  • The platform considered factors including purchasing power index, safety index, healthcare index, and cost of living index.

Over the years, Africa has witnessed significant growth and development in many of its cities, driven by several key factors. For example, Increased urbanization has driven population growth in major cities as people migrate from rural areas seeking better opportunities.

Similarly, economic development, driven by sectors such as technology, finance, and tourism, has also played a huge role.

African cities, while growing, still contend with various economic challenges such as poverty, unemployment, and political instability.

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Despite these challenges, certain African cities are renowned for providing their citizens with a superior quality of life. Investments in infrastructure, healthcare, education, and public services have significantly improved living standards in many of these cities.

Numbeo, a data and research powerhouse, recently spotlighted African cities boasting the best quality of life mid 2024.

The platform employed an aggregate score, considering factors such as purchasing power index, safety index, healthcare index, cost of living index, property price to income ratio, traffic commute time, pollution index, and climate index.

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According to the index, four South African cities are among the top five on the list.

For the first half of 2024, Cape Town leads the list with a Quality of Life Index of 159.6, while Nairobi ranks fifth with an index score of 97.4.

Below are the 5 African cities with the best quality of life mid 2024:

RankCitiesQuality of Life Index
1Cape Town, South Africa159.6
2Pretoria, South Africa151.0
3Durban, South Africa146.9
4Johannesburg, South Africa140.9
5Nairobi, Kenya97.4

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