Nairobi ranked best city in Africa, 12th globally

Nairobi ranked best city in Africa, 12th globally

Expatriates have positioned Kenya’s capital Nairobi the best city to work in on the African content, bouncing 50 spots from last year, because of simplicity of settling and finding houses.

The Expat City Ranking 2021 shows Nairobi additionally ranks 12 out of 57 cities surveyed on the planet, an improvement from 62 out of 66 in 2020.

Nairobi beat other African best business hubs — Cape Town (41), Cairo (52), and Johannesburg (55).

The survey carried by a global network of expatriates, InterNations, shows the ostracizes picked the city because of simplicity in getting settled at fourth position globally, after Malaga, Mexico City and Kuala Lumpur based on friendliness of locals, feeling welcomed and local language..

The city was additionally positioned 6th worldwide in the finance and housing index based on general fulfillment with their financial situation, discretionary cashflow and affordability and the ease of finding a house .

“All three African cities featured rank among the bottom 10 in the quality of urban living and urban work life indices — except for Nairobi, which lands in 34th place in the latter index. Nairobi also outperforms the other cities when it comes to the ease of getting settled, as well as finances and housing,” the survey stated.

The ranking surveyed 12,420 respondents in 57 cities.

InterNations, the biggest community of expatriates, has more than 4 million members in 420 cities.

The most recent study examined five spaces of ostracize life — nature of metropolitan towns, getting settled, balance between serious and fun activities, money, housing and typical cost for basic items, to reveal the reasonable city of choice for expats to move to in 2022.

This year’s positioning has been a turnaround from a comparable one in November last year when Nairobi was faulted for the nature of the city and poor public transportation framework notwithstanding appealing neighborhood environment and climate.

Last year, they had shown disappointment with their safety, political dependability and local economy pushing Nairobi among top-bottom cities, among Johannesburg, Paris and Milan.

The current year’s improvement in positioning comes despite ongoing construction in the city including the Nairobi Expressway that has disrupted traffic since the start of the year.

Accordingly, 36% of expats were discontent with the local transportation framework infrastructure and road maintenance.

The Expat City Ranking 2021 statements that four out of five expats in Nairobi representing 78% said the local residents were well friendly compared with 69% globally.

“Expats in Nairobi agree. 74 percent are happy with their social life, 17 percentage points more than the global average 57 percent,” it added.

In any case, Nairobi winds up in the bottom 10 in the quality of metropolitan living record at 50 because of accessibility and nature of medical care.

“Nairobi’s performance in the urban work life index (34th) is an interesting mix: the city ranks 49th worldwide for the state of the local economy (30 percent unhappy against 19 percent globally) but 9th for overall job satisfaction 73 percent happy against 68 percent globally,” the survey stated.