The world’s most expensive city… in Africa?


Amid all the debate over whether Singapore really is the world’s most expensive city, I came upon this article that said Luanda (above), Angola’s capital city, is one of the world’s most expensive cities. In fact, some studies actually rank Luanda as the most expensive city in the world.

Little did I expect a city in the country rated by The Economist as one of the worst places to be born in, to be such a costly place to live. One normally associates high cost of living with highly developed countries, but this article reminds us that this is not always the case.

One way in which I ensure that my knowledge is broad enough to handle the multifarious nature of GP is to spread my reading geographically. Thus I ensure that I read about all the different continents of the world to gain a broader, truly global perspective. Africa and South America are not often covered in the Straits Times, particularly in the Prime section, so it is good to read a top-class foreign newspaper, such as The Independent or the New York Times, online from time to time.


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About gptuitionsg

A dedicated English and GP tutor with First Class Honours from the National University of Singapore, Steven Ooi retired from the profession after a 14-year career during which he was one of the most sought-after private tutors in Singapore. He is the recipient of the Minerva Prize from NUS, which is awarded to the top English Language honours student of each cohort. This website, which has consistently ranked among the top 10 on Google and has received over 530,000 hits, has now been converted into a GP resource site cum listing of recommended tutors. If you are a GP or English tutor who wishes to be listed here, please email Steven Ooi at stevenooi18 @ (remove the spaces). Interested parties will be assessed and interviewed by him, and qualifications will be checked. These procedures are necessary to uphold quality standards. DISCLAIMER: While every reasonable effort has been made to assess the competence and verify the qualifications of recommended tutors here, no guarantees are made and you engage them at your own risk. By using this website, you agree that you will not hold the webmaster Steven Ooi responsible for any consequences — direct or otherwise — that occur in relation with your use of this website.
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