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50 Countries With the Most Powerful Passports

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GoEuro.com, a travel search comparison website, commissioned a poll last year to determine the most powerful passports around the world. The site analysed passports of different countries on the basis of their eligibility for visa-free entry to other countries, cost of application and the number of hours the citizens have to work at minimum wage to afford the document. Let’s find out which passports are best for the most hassle-free travelling.

The figures are sourced from GoEuro.com.

50. Iraq

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Visa free countries: 31

Price: US $20

49. Liberia

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Visa free countries: 48

Price: US $50

48. India

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Visa free countries: 52

Price: US $24

47. China

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Visa free countries: 52

Price: US $32

46. Colombia

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Visa free countries: 66

Price: US $58

45. Thailand

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Visa free countries: 69

Price: US $31

44. Qatar

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Visa free countries: 75

Price: US $27

43. United Arab Emirates

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Visa free countries: 77

Price: US $14

42. South Africa

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Visa free countries: 97

Price: US $35

41. Turkey

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Visa free countries: 100

Price: US $251

40. Russia

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Visa free countries: 100

Price: US $52

39. Taiwan

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Visa free countries: 132

Price: US $41

38. Mexico

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Visa free countries: 133

Price: US $155

36. Brazil

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Visa-free countries: 146

Price: US $60

Hours worked at minimum wage to afford a passport: 44

37. Croatia

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Visa-free countries: 138

Price: US $59

Hours worked at minimum wage to afford a passport: 22

35. Israel

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Visa free countries: 147

Price: US $64

34. Romania

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Visa free countries: 148

Price: US $75

33. Bulgaria

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Visa free countries: 149

Price: US $24

32. Lithuania

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Visa free countries: 157

Price: US $175

31. Estonia

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Visa free countries: 157

Price: US $58

30. Poland

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Visa free countries: 157

Price: US $38

29. Latvia

Visa free countries: 158

Price: US $33

28. Slovenia

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Visa free countries: 160

Price: US $65

27. Slovakia

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Visa free countries: 161

Price: US $38

26. Hungary

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Visa free countries: 162

Price: US $52

25. Czech Republic

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Visa free countries: 162

Price: US $25

24. Iceland

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Visa free countries: 165

Price: US $81

23. Malaysia

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Visa free countries: 166

Price: US $55

22. Australia

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Visa free countries: 168

Price: US $206

21. Greece

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Visa free countries: 169

Price: US $98

20. New Zealand

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Visa free countries: 170

Price: US $115

19. Switzerland

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Visa free countries: 170

Price: US $169

18. Singapore

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Visa free countries: 170

Price: US $60

17. Ireland

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Visa free countries: 171

Price: US $93

16. Austria

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Visa free countries: 171

Price: US $88

15. Norway

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Visa free countries: 171

Price: US $59

14. Italy

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Visa free countries: 172

Price: US $135

13. Japan

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Visa free countries: 172

Price: US $115

12. Portugal

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Visa free countries: 172

Price: US $76

11. France

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Visa free countries: 172

Price: US $100

10. Netherlands

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Visa free countries: 172

Price: US $78

9. Belgium

Visa free countries: 172

Price: US $76

8. Spain

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Visa free countries: 172

Price: US $30

7. Canada

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Visa free countries: 173

Price: US $133

6. Denmark

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Visa free countries: 173

Price: US $95

5. United States of America

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Visa free countries: 174

Price: US $135

4. United Kingdom

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Visa free countries: 174

Price: US $109.7

3. Germany

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Visa free countries: 174

Price: US $69

2. Finland

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Visa free countries: 174

Price: US $56

1. Sweden

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Visa free countries: 174

Price: US $43

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Why Wearing Black Socks On A Plane May Be Dangerous

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Planning what to wear on a plane goes beyond just looking good. It’s about choosing clothes that prioritise both your comfort during the flight and a smooth experience for the cabin crew who are there to serve you. Kris Major, a seasoned British Airways flight attendant with a quarter-century of experience under his belt, recently shared some that wearing black socks on a plane is not advisable.

One of the most unexpected items on Major’s “don’t wear” list: black socks, especially on night flights leaves you surprised. But here’s why this seemingly harmless clothing choice can turn into a minor inconvenience for everyone on board:

Safety hazard in dim lighting

Aeroplane cabins, particularly during night flights, have dimmed lighting for passenger comfort. This can make it difficult for flight attendants to navigate the aisles safely.

Black socks can easily blend into the dark carpeting, creating a tripping hazard for the crew as they move throughout the cabin to provide service or address passenger needs. A stumble or fall could not only disrupt the flight but also potentially lead to injuries.

Considering your fellow passengers

Let’s face it, kicking off your shoes on a long flight can feel like a breath of fresh air for your tired toes. However, the last thing you want to expose is dirty or smelly socks to your fellow passengers.

Opting for clean, colourful socks instead ensures everyone can relax and enjoy the journey without any olfactory surprises. Plus, a bright pop of colour adds a touch of personality to your aeroplane attire.

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Lagos Is Africa’s Second Cheapest City You Can Live In

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Africa's cheapest cities to live in, in 2024 | Fab.ng

A new report says Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, and Lagos, the country’s commercial centre, are Africa’s cheapest cities for international workers in 2024. This ranking is based on Mercer’s Cost of Living survey, which considers how much it costs to live in different cities around the world.

The affordability of these Nigerian cities is mainly due to a weakening Nigerian currency. This means everyday expenses are lower for expatriates (people who work abroad) living in Abuja and Lagos.

This ranking is important because the cost of living is a major factor for people considering a move to a new country. It can affect their quality of life and financial stability. The Mercer report helps individuals and organizations make informed decisions about international relocation.

Here’s a fun fact! Among African cities, Bangui in the Central African Republic has seen the biggest jump in the rankings this year, moving up 12 spots.

On the other hand, Lagos, Abuja, and Blantyre (in Malawi) are ranked as the cheapest African cities for expats to live in.

Africa’s cheapest cities to live in, in 2024

Looking for a cost-effective African city to call home? Here’s a breakdown of the top 10 most affordable destinations for ex-pats in 2024, based on the Mercer Cost of Living ranking:

10. Johannesburg, South Africa (Global Rank: 206)

Johannesburg’s cost of living saw a slight increase for expats, moving down one spot from 205th in 2023. This suggests a small rise in living expenses compared to the previous year.

9. Cape Town, South Africa (Global Rank: 209)

Cape Town offers a slightly more affordable option for expats in 2024, climbing one spot to 209th from 208th. This indicates a minor decrease in the cost of living for international workers.

8. Tunis, Tunisia (Global Rank: 210)

Tunis made a significant jump of nine places in the rankings, landing at 210th. This could be due to factors like stable local costs or a weakening Tunisian dinar, making the city 9% more affordable for expats with foreign currency salaries.

7. Lusaka, Zambia (Global Rank: 213)

Lusaka experienced a decrease in affordability, dropping 16 places to 213th. This translates to a roughly 7.5% increase in the cost of living for expats in Lusaka, possibly due to rising local costs or a strengthening Zambian kwacha.

6. Gaborone, Botswana (Global Rank: 215)

Gaborone showed a minor improvement, moving up one spot. This suggests that the cost of living in the Botswanan capital hasn’t changed dramatically for international workers.

5. Windhoek, Namibia (Global Rank: 218)

Windhoek also saw a small gain in affordability, climbing four places. This translates to roughly a 2% decrease in living expenses for expats in the city.

4. Durban, South Africa (Global Rank: 219)

Durban witnessed a minor improvement, moving up one spot. This suggests a very slight decrease in the cost of living for expats in Durban (around 0.5%).

3. Blantyre, Malawi (Global Rank: 221)

Blantyre dropped 23 places, positioning it among the most affordable cities for expats. This significant shift suggests a decrease in local living expenses or a depreciation of the Malawian kwacha.

2. Lagos, Nigeria (Global Rank: 225)

Lagos experienced a staggering drop of 178 places, ranking a highly affordable 225th. This translates to a massive 80.4% decrease in the cost of living for expats in Lagos. This is likely due to a weakening Nigerian naira.

1. Abuja, Nigeria (Global Rank: 226)

Abuja takes the top spot as the most affordable city for expats globally at 226th. While it dropped 86 places, Abuja’s cost of living increases, particularly in housing and utilities, haven’t kept pace with those in other major cities.

This, combined with the currency depreciation, makes Abuja a very cost-effective option for international workers in 2024, with a decrease of around 38.9% in living expenses compared to 2023.

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Here Are The Top 5 Cleanest Cities In Africa

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Africa is a vast continent brimming with vibrant cultures, and breathtaking landscapes. Surprisingly, a growing number of eco-conscious and cleanest cities in Africa are emerging. Sure, some might conjure up images of sprawling savannas or bustling marketplaces when they think of Africa but don’t underestimate the continent’s commitment to sustainability and sanitation.

In fact, several African cities are taking the lead in creating clean and healthy environments for their residents. Let’s delve into five such urban gems that are redefining what it means to be a clean and green city in Africa.

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