August 17, 2019

How do Africans pay rent?

Samuel Haidome

A good number of us have had to pay residential rents at a point in our lives. Two key things we have come across are the frequency at which rent is paid and how much is required as an upfront payment. Speaking to our contacts in a couple of African cities, we were able to get the common practice in making rental payments. The infographic below ranks the most flexible cities to the least flexible cities across the continent.

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