Nairobi ranked among most expensive cities for expatriates

A view of a section of the Kenyan capital Nairobi. FILE PHOTO | NMG

What you need to know:

  • Nairobi has risen 13 places compared to the previous year’s ranking, placing it at position 69 globally.
  • Nairobi’s ranking by the London-based Economist reinforces the findings of the 2018 survey conducted by UBS, a global bank headquartered in Switzerland.
  • The study, dubbed Cost of living in cities around the world: Prices and Earnings 2018, also ranked Nairobi at position 68 and the most expensive city to reside in Africa.

It has become costly for expats to live in Nairobi compared to other African cities, according to the latest survey.


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