South Africa: Cape Town has the Highest Quality of Life in Africa

Cape Town was recently identified as the city that provides the best quality of life in the whole of Africa on Numbeo’s 2019 global Quality of Life Index.

South Africa: Cape Town has the Highest Quality of Life in Africa

Numbeo allows people to see, share and compare information about quality of life. It surveys the following about quality of life in the cities: Cost of living and purchasing power, affordability of housing, pollution including air, water, Crime rates, health system quality, and traffic (commute times).

Only Lagos, Nigeria, Nairobi, Kenya, Pretoria, Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town made it onto the list in Africa.

Out of 233 cities, Cape Town came in at 122. Cape Town eventually came out on top in Africa with a 149.59 quality of life index. Durban follows with 144.36 (and comes in with the lowest traffic commute time).

Pretoria follows with 131.29 while Johannesburg came in at 129.02. Out of all the South African cities, Joburg offers the cheapest cost of living. Below you can see Cape Town’s statistics which makes up for its quality of life:

South Africa: Cape Town has the Highest Quality of Life in Africa

In Africa, Lagos, Nigeria ranks the lowest when it comes to quality of life. Lagos scored 52.64 with factors such as pollution, traffic and property price to income ratio being very high.

The top three places on the index includes Canberra, Australia, followed by Raleigh, in the United States and Adelaide in Australia.

Uzonna Anele
Uzonna Anele
Anele is a web developer and a Pan-Africanist who believes bad leadership is the only thing keeping Africa from taking its rightful place in the modern world.


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