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Saturday October 16th 2021

Addis Ababa Ethiopia, One of the World’s Cheapest Cities for US Expats

by Daniel Kraig, Ground Did you know that Addis Ababa is one of the least expensive places to live for expatriates? According to a recent survey conducted by Mercer on cost of living, it was found that Addis Ababa ranked 208 out of 214 cities around the world. This report puts Luanda, capital of Angola, as the most expensive city in the world for expatriates followed by Tokyo, Ndjamena, Moscow and Geneva.

The survey includes 214 cities across five continents and measures the comparative cost of over 200 items in each location against parameters such as housing, transport, food, clothing, household goods and entertainment. This study is touted to be the world’s most comprehensive cost of living survey and Governments and Multinational corporations use this report to decide remuneration of expatriate employees.

Addis Ababa, situated at the foot of Mount Entoto, is the capital of Ethiopia. The socio-political history of Addis Ababa bestows upon this busy metropolis a dual status of a city and state and therefore entitles it as “the political capital of Africa”. One can travel across the city by taking short excursions or simply tour by walk or car. Lalibela, a heritage site and a city of the 12th century that houses ancient rock-cut churches all of which are World Heritage sites, remains an all time favourite among visitors… Read More

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