Nairobi has made it into the list of the worlds most expensive cities for expatriates, according to a new survey. The continued slide in the Nairobis ranking, experts warn, could make the East Africas hub less attractive to international workers.The cost of living index compiled by Mercer, an international human resource consultancy, has ranked the city at position 88 of the most expensive cities in the world-- the first time it has made it to the list of the top 100. It was ranked at no. 114 last year, meaning it has dropped 26 places to edge closer to the most costly city among the 214 polled. (allAfrica.com: Kenya: Nairobi Ranked Among Most Expensive Cities).
Maybe the high level of MP slalaries might have soething to do with it? Apparently Kenyan MPs earn more that British MPs even with the lower cost of living.... Noses and troughs come to mind.
[First published on my NotTheNews blog on specified date]