Top 5 Most Expensive Cities In Middle East and Africa
According to the Mercer 2015 cost of living rankings, these are the top 5 most expensive cities in the Africa and Middle East region.
With only about 1/2 of the population of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv was designated a ‘White City’ by Unesco, due to the various Bahaus-style structures and buildings that were designed in the 1920s and 30s. It has ten beaches where visitors can enjoy the sun and sea, and more than 25 miles of bike paths, so it’s perfect for biking. With many performing arts centers, visitors will never get bored, and numerous little cafes. Interesting things to see in this beautiful city include its downtown center, the HaShalom Railway Station and the Airport.
Victoria is one of the smallest capitals in the world, but its natural beauty and picturesque scenery make up for its small size. Interesting sites to see include the clocktower that was designed after the Vauxhall clock tower in London, the Courthouse, The Botanical Gardens and the National Museum of History.
Formermly known as Leopoldville, Kinshasha is an urban area on the Congo river. It is the second largest francophone city in the workd after Paris, since almost everyone speaks French. The residents of the city are called Kinois or Kinshashans.
N’Djamena, formerly known as Lort-Lamy, is a port on the Chari River that function as a transportation hub netween Nigeria, Sudan and the Central Africa Republic. It’s also a major central marketplace for animals, salt and grains.
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Luanda is still the most costly city in Africa and globally. Visitors in Luanda can check out some of its many interesting sights, such as the Palacio de Ferro, which was built by Gustave Eiffel, the Fortaleza de Sao Miguel, which is the oldest building in the city (built in 1576) and the Anthropological Museum.