Lagos Ranks Fifth Best African City To Live, Work, Invest

Lagos ,the commercial hub of Nigeria, has been ranked as the fifth best African city with high desirability by people to live, work, and invest, according to a report by Brand Finance City Index 2023.

The ranking is based on a global survey of close to 15,000 members of the public conducted in April 2023 in 20 countries on all continents to measure perceptions of the world’s top 100 cities, the report reveals.

Lagos and Nairobi were ranked behind Cape Town (South Africa), Cairo (Egypt), Johannesburg (South Africa), and Casablanca (Morocco). 

Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, also made the chart, coming behind Nigeria, as the sixth African city with 55.1 per cent.

The survey puts Lagos at 56.7per cent behind Cape Town (South Africa), Cairo (Egypt), Johannesburg (South Africa), and Casablanca (Morocco) as the first four best African cities with 62.9, 60.7, 59.7, and 59.3 per cents respectively.

London (England) is crowned as the world’s best city brand in the ranking scoring 84.6 per cent, while New York (the United States) and Paris (France) come as 2nd and 3rd garnering 83.0 and 79.7 per cents respectively.

Here are the six best African cities to live, work, invest in:

1. Cape Town (South Africa)

2. Cairo 67 (Egypt)

3. Johannesburg (South Africa)

4. Casablanca (Morocco)

5. Lagos 90 (Nigeria)

6. Nairobi 94 (Kenya)

Here is a full list of cities to live, work, invest globally:                  

1              London            (UK)           

2              New York            (USA)    

3              Paris                (France)         

4              Los Angeles        (USA) 

5              Sydney (Australia)              

6              Singapore          (Singapore)          

7              Tokyo    (Japan)  

8              San Francisco     (USA)

9              Dubai    (UAE)     

10           Amsterdam        (Netherlands)     

11           Miami   (USA)     

12           Toronto                (Canada)

13           Barcelona            (Spain)   

14           Rome    (Italy)    

15           Chicago                (USA)    

16           Melbourne         (Australia)            

17           Zurich    (Switzerland)       

18           Berlin    (Germany)           

19           Milan     (Italy)     

20           Boston  (USA)     

21           Manchester       (UK)        

22           Geneva                (Switzerland)      

23           Madrid (Spain)   

24           Vienna  (Austria)

25           Vancouver          (Canada)

26           Luxembourg      (Luxembourg)    

27           Osaka    (Japan) 

28           Abu Dhabi            (UAE)     

29           Munich (Germany)           

30           Stockholm           (Sweden)             

31           Copenhagen      (Denmark)           

32           Seattle (USA)     

33           Hamburg             (Germany)           

34           Liverpool             (UK)     

35           Dublin   (Ireland

36           Frankfurt             (Germany)           

37           Houston               (USA)    

38           Brussels               (Belgium)              

39           Montreal             (Canada)

40           Edinburgh           (UK)        

41           Hong Kong          (China)   

42           Seoul     (South Korea)

43           Lisbon   (Portugal)             

44           Rotterdam          (Netherlands)     

45           Oslo       (Norway)              

46           Auckland             (New Zealand)   

47           Bangkok               (Thailand)             

48           Dallas    (USA)    

49           Prague  (Czech Republic)

50           Helsinki                (Finland)

51           Budapest             (Hungary)             

52           Perth     (Australia)            

53           Kuala Lumpur    (Malaysia)            

54           Shanghai              (China)   

55           Athens (Greece)

56           Lyon      (France)

57           Marseille            (France)

58           Beijing  (China)    

59           Mexico City        (Mexico)

60           Cape Town         (South Africa)   

61           Saint Petersburg         (Russia) 

62           Warsaw                (Poland)

63           Moscow               (Russia) 

64           Istanbul                (Turkey )

65           Doha     (Qatar)   

66           Santiago               (Chile)    

67           Cairo      (Egypt)   

68           Bucharest            (Romania)            

69           Rio de Janeiro    (Brazil)   

70           Jakarta  (Indonesia)          

71           Antalya (Turkey)

72           Johannesburg   (South Africa)     

73           Shenzhen            (China)   

74           Chongqing          (China)   

75           Sao Paulo            (Brazil)   

76           Casablanca          (Morocco)            

77           Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)     

78           Riyadh  (Saudi Arabia)      

79           Buenos Aires     (Argentina)          

80           Izmir       (Turkey)

81           Macau  (China)   

82           Manila  (Philippines)        

83           Colombo              (Sri Lanka)            

84           Jerusalem            (Israel)   

85           Guangzhou         (China)   

86           Zagreb  (Croatia)

87           Almaty  (Kazakhstan)       

88           Bogota  (Colombia)           

89           Chengdu              (China)   

90           Lagos     (Nigeria)

91           Tel Aviv                (Israel)   

92           Hanoi    (Vietnam)             

93           Nanjing                (China)   

94           Nairobi (Kenya) 

95           New Delhi           (India)    

96           Bangalore            (India)    

97           Dhaka   (Bangladesh)       

98           Mumbai               (India)    

99           Kyiv        (Ukraine)  

100         Karachi (Pakistan)