Posted by: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

The city of Tunis has been ranked 6th on the African scale and 114th globally in the Mercer 2018 Quality of Living Index, developed by the American company Mercer.

5 African cities in top 100 rankings, namely the city of Port Louis (Mauritius), which leads the ranking on the African continent, occupying the 83rd place in the world rankings. It is followed by Durban (South Africa), (89th worldwide), Cape Town (94th), Johannesburg (South Africa) (95th) and Victoria (Seychelles) ranked 98th worldwide. In all, 46 African cities are included in this ranking.

The top 10 in Africa includes the top five cities in the world top 100, followed by Tunis (Tunisia), Rabat (Morocco), Casablanca (Morocco), Windhoek (Namibia) and Gaborone (Botswana), respectively. N’Djamena (CHAD), Khartoum (Sudan) and Bangui (Central African Republic) remain the worst-ranked cities in the region. Persistent political instability, poverty, extreme weather conditions and the lack of investment in infrastructure relegate these cities to the bottom of the ranking of living quality.

At the world scale, for the ninth consecutive year, Vienna tops the Quality of Living ranking, ahead of Zurich (2nd), Auckland and Munich (third place).

The Mercer study is conducted every year to enable multinationals and other organisations to equitably pay the employees to whom they entrust international assignments.

Beyond the quality of life data, Mercer makes recommendations on the order of magnitude of the hardship premiums to be granted to employees on international mobility for more than 450 cities; ranking it on 231 of these destinations.