African cities are constantly among the fastest developing cities in the world. Even though a lot of improvement is still needed in some parts of this continent, Africa is home to some of the most developed cities in the world.
In this post, we’ll introduce the top 12 most developed cities in Africa.
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Although Ivory Coast has been thru a lot during history, Abidjan has never stopped developing and thriving which is the reason why Abidjan is one of the most developed cities in Africa. This city attracts a lot of tourists to itself each year, as well as job seekers.
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Dar Es Salaam truly lives its name – Abode of Peace – as this city is the most peaceful city in Africa. Dar Es Salaam is Tanzania’s largest city and the country’s former capital. This city has a lot to offer, such as the Kariakoo market, the most crowded and largest in East Africa, or Bongoyo Island, and Coco beach.
Tunis, the capital of Tunisia is home to about 700,000 people. This city is very well organized and among the fastest developing cities in Africa. Tunisia as a country is the most democratic Arab country in the world and is finding a new reputation for itself in the modern world.
Lagos is known as the most populous city in Africa as well as the world. This city is the heart of West Africa’s economy and has the best nightlife in Africa. Lagos also has the title of the city that never sleeps!
Johannesburg, South Africa
Johannesburg is the second-largest city in South Africa after Cape Town, and a wealthy one! There are tons of job opportunities in the city and Johannesburg is also home to the largest man-made forest in the world.
Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town is one of the most developed cities in Africa, and the largest city in South Africa. This city is blessed with having spring-like weather all year round, stunning beaches, and some of the best wineries in the world.
Algiers is known as the Paris of North Africa. This city has beautiful architecture, white sand beaches, and a thriving economy. A lot of expats live in Algiers, enjoying the special social system that doesn’t allow the class difference to be too obvious!
The most democratic African country, Botswana, is home to one of Africa’s most developed cities, Gaborone. This city is among the world’s most diamond producers. Residents of Gaborone enjoy a politically stable city and a booming economy which attracts foreigner investors like there’s no tomorrow!
Nairobi is one of the most attractive cities in Africa. This city is home to important international organizations such as the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the main coordinating headquarters for the UN in Africa and the Middle East, the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON). This city attracts countless tourists to itself each year.
Dakar is a modern city in Senegal that is famous as Paris of Africa because of its fashion industry which is a mixture of European, Islamic, and African which makes Dakar’s fashion an attractive and important one in the world. A lot of Europeans decide to retire in one of the retiree towns around Dakar.
Port Louis, Mauritius
Port Louis in Mauritius is one of the most modern cities in the whole of Africa. Visitors love Port Louis so much that some of them decide to stay there longer (in some cases even permanently). Port Louis is a melting pot of cultures where most people speak at least three languages fluently.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Ethiopia is the country of wonder, with some of the least developed tribes in Africa, as well as such a modern and well-developed city like Addis Ababa. This city is growing fast and the skyline is constantly changing.