List of Africa’s Richest Cities as of 2022. A city is a large human settlement. It can be defined as a permanent and densely settled place with administratively defined boundaries whose members work primarily on non-agricultural tasks. Cities generally have extensive systems for housing, transportation, sanitation, utilities, land use, production of goods, and communication. Their density facilitates interaction between people, government organisations and businesses, sometimes benefiting different parties in the process, such as improving efficiency of goods and service distribution.
Growing at unprecedented rates, and shaped by forces both familiar and new, dozens of African cities will join the ranks of humanity’s biggest megalopolises between now and 2100.
Several recent studies project that by the end of this century, Africa will be the only continent experiencing population growth. Thirteen of the world’s 20 biggest urban areas will be in Africa — up from just two today — as will more than a third of the world’s population.
Researchers created three population models to account for different paths of development African countries might take this century, and in all of them, African cities outpaced the rest of the world’s cities in growth.
They found that changes in government policies, education levels, access to contraception, movements for women’s equality and the severity of climate change had significant effects on the birthrates driving population growth, but not enough to keep most major African cities from growing faster than cities on other continents.
Here is a List of Africa’s Richest Cities
- Johannesburg, South Africa ($239 billion)
- Cape Town, South Africa ($131 billion)
- Cairo, Egypt ($128 billion)
- Lagos, Nigeria ($97 billion)
- Durban and Umhlanga, South Africa ($60 billion)
- Nairobi, Kenya ($48 billion)
- Pretoria, South Africa ($45 billion)
- Casablanca, Morocco ($43 billion)
- Accra, Ghana ($35 billion)
- Luanda ($32 billion)
- Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire ($25 billion)
- Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania ($24 billion)
- Alexandria, Egypt ($23 billion)
- Kampala, Uganda ($16 billion)
- Addis Ababa, Ethiopia ($13 billion)
- Gaborone, Botswana ($12 billion)
- Marrakesh, Morocco ($12 billion)
- Tangier, Morocco ($12 billion)
- Abuja, Nigeria ($11 billion)
- Windhoek, Namibia ($11 billion)
- Maputo, Mozambique ($10 billion)
- Lusaka, Zambia ($8 billion)
- Mombasa, Kenya ($7 billion).
Source: 2022 Africa Wealth Report.
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