Mercer ranks N’Djamena most expensive city in Africa–for expats, 2021

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NEW YORK CITY–Mercer, an American asset management company, recently published its annual cost of living report for major cities around the world, ranking international workers living costs by location. Their 2021 ranking places N’Djamena 13th overall most expensive city for expats and number one in Africa.

In 2020 Mercer reported that N’Djamena was the 15th most expensive city for foreign workers, and 2nd in Africa. In 2021, N’Djamena moved up to 13th, and number one in Africa. While not all flattering, Chad seems to hit many top ten lists, see our article on how Chad ranks.

Mercer, the asset management firm that published this annual report is the world’s largest outsourced asset manager, managing over $300 billion and advising on $15 trillion. You can download Mercer’s full report here.

Peter Lee

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