There are certainly good African countries to live and work in.

We take a look at the top 8 countries in Africa to live or work in, as gathered from expats, migrant workers and tourists.

1. Mauritius

The small island country known for its lagoons, beaches and reefs. In 2020 the World Bank officially classified Mauritius as a high income country. The country has low taxes, no inheritance or capital gains tax. Little wonder it ranks high in the list of African countries to live and work in.

2. Seychelles

The country consists of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean  off East Africa. It has many beache, reefs and is home to several rare animals such as the giant Aldabra tortoises. Some of the tourist activities that are popular in Seychelles include snorkeling, diving, surfing. Its one of the world’s smallest countries and is relatively safe.

3. Botswana

Botswana is a landlocked country in the southern part of Africa, defined by the Kalahari desert and the Okavango delta. The country has a high adult literacy rate of over 86%. It has been consistently ranked as one of the least corrupt countries in the world by Transparency International. Botswana is well known for its national parks, game reserves and the country reserves around 38% of its total land mass to these.

4. Ghana

Ghana shares borders with Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, and Togo while it spans the Gulf of Guinea, and the Atlantic Ocean to the south. Ghana has lush forests, diverse animal life and miles of sandy beaches. It’s one of the relatively most stable countries in the continent. Ghana was ranked among the most peaceful countries in Africa

5. Cape Verde

Cape Verde is an island country consisting of 10 volcanic islands. Quality of life ranks highest in the United Nations index of West Africa.

6. Namibia

Namibia is in southwest Africa and is home to diverse wildlife and a significant cheetah population. It is a higher middle income country rich in natural resources such as diamond, uranium, gold, zinc, copper etc.

7. Tunisia

Overall Tunisia is rated as one of the safest countries in Africa and one of the best value destinations. The country has a significant presence of over 3,000 foreign companies (which bodes well for working from the country). Tunisia has been ranked one of the best countries in North Africa in terms of use of digital tools for economic purposes, according to Africa’s Development Dynamics report.

8. Morocco

Morocco ranks 3rd in on the list of countries with the best quality of life in Africa. With a population of just about 37 million, commute time in the country is considered as ‘moderate’. Language and culture may be reasons why it may not be a very easy place to live or work in for many people. However overall the positives outweigh the negatives for anyone looking for best places to live or work in Africa.



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