typescript access object dynamically

I got this error in typescript

Element implicitly has an 'any' type because expression of type 'string' can't be used to index type 

when I try to access object property dynamically:

import React, { useState } from "react";

const cities = {
  ny: {
    label: "New York"
  ld: {
    label: "London"

export default function App() {
  const [city, setCity] = useState<string>("ny");

  console.log(cities[city].label); //what's wrong here

  return (
    <div className="App">

any clue how to get rid of such error?

>Solution :

You say that cities have only two keys when you declare it: "ny" and "ld" but then you allow any city to be a key of your cities element.




useState<"ny" | "ld">("ny")

should solve your issue.

If you want to allow more city you could also go with this approach:

type City = {
  [key: string]: {
    label: string;

const cities: City = {
  ny: {
    label: "New York",
  ld: {
    label: "London",

and keep your useState.

Finally you could dynamically generate the possible keys based on your cities const using:

const [city, setCity] = useState<keyof typeof cities>("ny");

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