These are the most expensive African cities to live in right now

August 09, 2019 at 01:59 pm | Money Moves

Mildred Europa Taylor

Mildred Europa Taylor | Associate Editor

August 09, 2019 at 01:59 pm | Money Moves

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Kinshasa, DRC

The capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is ranked the third expensive city in the continent and 22nd in the world. Expats have usually complained that items that they would want to buy in the city are expensive. Generally, it is expensive to import and transport goods because most of them are not available locally while the infrastructure needed to move them around is often lacking, experts say. Others have also blamed the high cost of living on a fall in demand for mined raw materials such as copper and cobalt, as well as, corruption.

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