Port Louis, Durban and Cape Town best African cities to live in - Bangui, N'Djamena, Khartoum worst
24-02-2016 10:58:00 | by: Bas Vlugt | hits: 18802 | Tags:

Vienna is the world’s best city to live in. German-speaking cities dominate the rankings in the 18th Mercer Quality of Life study, with Vienna joined by Zurich, Munich, Düsseldorf and Frankfurt in the top-10.

Paris has tumbled down the league, falling 10 places to 37th, just ahead of London at 39th, almost entirely because of the city’s vulnerability to terrorist attacks.

 

1 Vienna Austria
2 Zurich Switzerland
3 Auckland New Zealand
4 Munich Germany
5 Vancouver Canada
6 Dusseldorf Germany
7 Frankfurt Germany
8 Geneva Switzerland
9 Copenhagen Denmark
10 Sydney Australia


The best African city to live in is Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius. Wordwide Port Louis holds position number 83 out of 230 cities that were reviewed worldwide. Quality of life in Port Louis is slightly lower than in Warsaw (Poland, 80), Abu Dhabi (UAE, 81) and Bratislava (Slovakia, 82) but higher than in Taipei (Taiwan, 84), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia, 86) and Athens (Greece, 87).

After Port Louis are 3 South African cities: Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg. If there had been more South African cities in the survey they probably would have come out on high positions as well.

Three cities in the top-10 are in the Maghreb: Rabat, Casablanca and Tunis. Also in the top-10 are Windhoek and Gaborone.

Outside the African top-10 but with relatively high positions are Lusaka, Dakar, Libreville, Accra and Kampala.

 

Africa World    
1 83 Port Louis Mauritius
2 85 Durban South Africa
3 92 Cape Town South Africa
4 95 Johannesburg South Africa
5 97 Victoria Seychelles
6 113 Tunis Tunisia
7 116 Rabat Morocco
8 126 Casablanca Morocco
9 131 Windhoek Namibia
10 142 Gaborone Botswana

 

The city with the lowest ranking, in terms of the quality of life would be Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic. In the survey there is only one city with lower quality of life and that is Bagdad. Quality of  life is also pretty low in Khartoum and N'Djamena, even worse than in Damascus.

 

46 229 Bangui Central African Republic
45 226 Khartoum Sudan
44 225 N'Djamena Chad
43 223 Brazzaville Congo
42 222 Kinshasa DR Congo
41 221 Conakry Guinea Republic
40 220 Nouakchott Mauritania
39 219 Bamako Mali
38 218 Antananarivo Madagascar
37 217 Niamey Niger


Here the full list of African cities in the survey:

Africa World    
1 83 Port Louis Mauritius
2 85 Durban South Africa
3 92 Cape Town South Africa
4 95 Johannesburg South Africa
5 97 Victoria Seychelles
6 113 Tunis Tunisia
7 116 Rabat Morocco
8 126 Casablanca Morocco
9 131 Windhoek Namibia
10 142 Gaborone Botswana
11 149 Lusaka Zambia
12 162 Dakar Senegal
13 163 Libreville Gabon
14 166 Accra Ghana
15 169 Kampala Uganda
16 171 Cairo Egypt
17 175 Blantyre Malawi
18 178 Maputo Mozambique
19 181 Cotonou Benin
20 183 Banjul Gambia
21 184 Nairobi Kenya
22 187 Algiers Algeria
23 189 Djibouti Djibouti
24 191 Kigali Rwanda
25 194 Yaounde Cameroon
26 196 Douala Cameroon
27 198 Dar Es Salaam Tanzania
28 199 Luanda Angola
29 204 Lome Togo
30 206 Abidjan Ivory Coast
31 207 Addis Ababa Ethiopia
32 209 Harare Zimbabwe
33 211 Lagos Nigeria
34 212 Abuja Nigeria
35 215 Ouagadougou Burkina Faso
36 216 Tripoli Libya
37 217 Niamey Niger
38 218 Antananarivo Madagascar
39 219 Bamako Mali
40 220 Nouakchott Mauritania
41 221 Conakry Guinea Republic
42 222 Kinshasa DR Congo
43 223 Brazzaville Congo
44 225 N'Djamena Chad
45 226 Khartoum Sudan
46 229 Bangui Central African Republic