The rank of African countries by quality of living

Despite African continent is blessed with gold, diamonds, oil, coltan, bauxite, uranium, iron ore and other valuable resources, it is considered the poorest continent on Earth. Living in most of the African countries is not easy for nobody and most of people lives below the poverty line. The extreme poverty has many reasons, some of which are closely linked. Some of them are the growth of population, wars, crises, climatic conditions, illness, inadequate agricultural infrastructure, unjust trade structures etc.

Before moving to African continent for work or for retirement, it is important to take in consideration the most important objective and subjective factors during the decision-making. The quality of living is one of the most important thing that everybody need to consider before moving to Africa. It is not the same with GDP per capita, as some people may think. The quality of living does not necessary increase when the GDP per capita increase, because it depends from many factors, as economic factors, social factors, climatic factors etc. In this work, we are going to rank the African countries by quality of living.

The country with the highest quality of living in the African continent is South Africa, followed by Egypt.

For the other African countries, there is no information about this index.

About the data used in this work

Quality of life index is an estimation of overall quality of life. It is calculated by using an empirical formula that takes in consideration the purchasing power index, pollution index, house price to income ratio, cost of living index, safety index, health care index, traffic commute time index and climate index. The higher is the value of the index, better is the quality of life.

The data used in this work are provided by Numbeo and are relating to 2019.

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