A survey by InterNations a global expat group has ranked Kenya as the top country in Africa for expats to settle.
Kenya was ranked ninth globally and ahead of South Africa (28th) and Egypt (37th) in Africa.
The Expat Essentials Index ranks the best and worst places for professionals based on housing, language, digital life, and local administration.
Kenya has proven to be an attractive destination for companies seeking to enter the continent.
English Language and Affordable Housing
“Like Indonesia (6th), Kenya provides expats with an easy transition in two areas in particular”, the survey’s author says, “language (3rd) and housing (12th). The great result in the former subcategory is most likely due to the fact that English still serves as one of the country’s two official languages and is widely used in business, education, ad government offices.”
The report continues, “Many expats also have few or no difficulties in finding housing, ranking Kenya 9th out of 52 destinations in this regard. And 43 percent consider the available housing to be affordable, slightly more than the worldwide average of 39 percent.”
Expat residency is concentrated largely in Kilimani, Ridgeways, Westlands, Lavington, Muthaiga, Runda, Riverside, Rosslyn and Karen.