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5 African countries with the best quality of life index

African nations are wrestling with various challenges that directly impact the well-being of their citizens. Economic inequalities remain a significant obstacle, as disparities in income and employment opportunities persist. The added layer of political instability in certain regions further complicates efforts to establish a stable and secure environment for citizens to flourish.

5 African countries with the best quality of life
  • Business Insider Africa presents five African countries with the best quality of life.
  • This list is courtesy of Numbeo. 
  • The platform considered factors including purchasing power index, safety index, healthcare index, and cost of living index.

However, beyond the well-known narratives of these socio-economic and socio-political challenges commonly associated with Africa, several countries are actively working to provide their citizens with an improved standard of living.

They often say the quality of life is the ultimate litmus test for a country's development. That's precisely why development experts and policymakers keep a keen watch on the quality of life index scores of countries.

In Africa, governments are getting down to business to bridge economic gaps. Their focus is on championing inclusive economic growth, fostering entrepreneurship, and investing in job creation to create a more equitable playing field.

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Numbeo, a data and research powerhouse, spotlighted African countries boasting the best quality of life. The platform employed an aggregate score, considering factors such as purchasing power index, safety index, healthcare index, cost of living index, property price to income ratio, traffic commute time, pollution index, and climate index.

Looking ahead, the future seems bright for the quality of life in African countries, and there's a mix of economic, social, and political factors driving the change.

Rank Country Quality of Life Index
1 South Africa 136.9
2 Morocco 104.7
3 Kenya 103.5
4 Egypt 88.6
5 Nigeria 49.5

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