The cost of building a house in Africa

This is a regional guide to show the construction cost of a residential building in Africa, breaking it down into the North, East, South, Central and West of Africa…Look at what region is the most expensive to build.

construct cost - towighanaWest Africa is the most expensive per square metre when it comes to constructing a residential building in Africa. It shows that the cost of materials like iron rods and cement are quite pricey compared to the rest of Africa. West Africa ranked the most expensive in all types of residential buildings whereas South Africa ranked higher for high rise apartments but lower for low rise apartments compared to East Africa and Central Africa.

For a single detached house, it ranks:

  • West Africa (Most Expensive)
  • Central Africa
  • East Africa
  • South Africa
  • North Africa (Least Expensive)

For a low rise apartment, it ranks:

  • West Africa (Most Expensive)
  • East Africa
  • Central Africa
  • North Africa
  • South Africa (Least Expensive)

For a high rise apartment, it ranks:

  • West Africa (Most Expensive)
  • South Africa
  • Central Africa
  • East Africa
  • North Africa (Least Expensive)

The fact that South Africa is home to the most millionaires in Africa, I actually thought South of Africa would be the most expensive throughout.

Does this revelation surprise you?

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