Dubai ranked best place to live in Middle East & Africa for expats: Mercer survey

Dubai is ranked as the best place to live in Middle East and Africa for expatriates and 74th best in the world, according to Mercer’s 19th annual Quality of Living survey. Dubai has risen one position in this year’s ranking and has been followed closely by Abu Dhabi (79), which climbed three spots.

Sana’a (229) in Yemen, Bangui (230) in the Central African Republic, and Baghdad (231) in Iraq are the region’s three lowest-ranked cities for quality of living.

Dubai also ranks highest for infrastructure in 51st place. Only five other cities in this region make the top 100, including Tel Aviv (56), Abu Dhabi (67), Port Louis (94), Muscat (97), and upcoming host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Doha in Qatar, which ranks 96th for infrastructure.

Cities in African and Middle Eastern countries dominate the bottom half of the table for infrastructure, with Brazzaville (228) in the Republic of the Congo, Sana’a (229), and Baghdad (230) ranking the lowest.

Dubai is ranked as the best place to live in Middle East and Africa for expatriates and 74th best in the world, according to Mercer’s 19th annual Quality of Living survey. Dubai has risen one position in this year’s ranking and has been followed closely by Abu Dhabi (79), which climbed three spots.

Sana’a (229) in Yemen, Bangui (230) in the Central African Republic, and Baghdad (231) in Iraq are the region’s three lowest-ranked cities for quality of living.

Dubai also ranks highest for infrastructure in 51st place. Only five other cities in this region make the top 100, including Tel Aviv (56), Abu Dhabi (67), Port Louis (94), Muscat (97), and upcoming host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Doha in Qatar, which ranks 96th for infrastructure.

Cities in African and Middle Eastern countries dominate the bottom half of the table for infrastructure, with Brazzaville (228) in the Republic of the Congo, Sana’a (229), and Baghdad (230) ranking the lowest.

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