The report found that five Swiss cities top the rankings of the most expensive countries worldwide.
Rabat – Numbeo, the world’s largest database of user-contributed data, has released its cost of living index for the year of 2020, listing Morocco as the most expensive north African country for the cost of living.
The website took several indexes into consideration to prepare the report, including restaurant prices, transport, and consumer goods.
The indexes determine living costs in major cities and capitals and compare them to the cost of living in New York, USA as a baseline.
The website ranked Morocco as the most expensive country in North Africa and 104th worldwide with a living cost index rating of 34.32 out of 100.
The website notes that in order for an average family of four to live in Rabat, MAD 14,989 ($1400) would cover monthly needs, excluding the rent.
Rabat occupies the 337th position on a list of 440 cities worldwide, scoring 36.53.
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Algeria comes second in north Africa, occupying the 119th position worldwide, with a score of 30.10.
The capital, Algiers, ranked as the 389th world’s most expensive city, receiving a score of 31.98. The living cost in Algiers matches that of Rabat, with an estimated $1,300 for a family of four to live, excluding rent.
Tunisia ranks fourth in north Africa, with a cost of living index of 30.1.
Overall, Switzerland tops the rankings, followed by Norway, Iceland, Japan, and Danemark.
The world’s most five expensive cities are all in Switzerland: Zurich (1st), Basel (2nd), Lausanne (3rd), Geneva (4th), and Bern (5th).