According to Euromonitor International report, rising urban income in Aba, Ibadan, Maiduguri, Ilorin, Lagos, Kaduna, Abuja, Kano, Port Harcourt, and Benin, will play major roles in middle-class growth across the region.
Kenya’s Kisumu, Mombasa and Nairobi, are projected to take the lead in household income growth in the sub-Sahara.
However, due to low living standards, their income increase is expected to fall short of producing the kind of middle-class growth seen across the leading cities in the region.
Johannesburg, Pretoria, Abuja, and Lagos are all expected to outstrip Kenya’s top cities in middle-income growth.
According to the report, an additional 600,000 households in Abuja will join those already earning more than $10,000 with 2015 to 2030.
Lagos, Johannesburg, and Pretoria are expected to see an additional 500,000, 400,000 and 300,000 respectively join the middle class.