Durban has been considered the best city to live in the African continent.

Durban was ranked as South Africa’s best city in terms of quality of living, according to Mercer’s 21st Quality of Living survey.

The global survey is conducted annually to enable multinational companies and other organisations to compensate employees fairly when placing them on international assignments.

Factors that determine quality of living include recreation, housing, the economic environment, the availability of consumer goods, public services and transport, the political and social environment, the socio-cultural environment, schools and education, the natural environment and medical and health options.

Durban was ranked in 1st in the African continent and 88th position among 231 cities surveyed globally, while Cape Town came in 95 and Johannesburg came in position 96 globally.