Top 10 Happiest Countries In Africa

4th September 2018 BY checkoutafrica

Sustainable Development Solutions Network for the United Nations has compiled a World Happiness Report based on 6 factors; GDP per capita, social support, healthy life expectancy, freedom to make life choices, generosity and perceptions of corruption.

Here are the top 10 happiest countries in Africa.

1.  Algeria


The biggest role Algeria’s ranking was GDP per capita followed by social support.


2. Mauritius

GDP per capita also played a big role in the ranking.

3. Libya

GDP per capita is almost equal to social support in Libya.

4. Somalia

Compared to other African countries on the list Somalia did not score high on GDP per capita but the main reason for the happiness in Somalia is based on social support and the freedom to make life choices.

5. Morocco

GDP per capita was the main reason for Morocco’s ranking.

6. Tunisia

GDP per capita playing a big role here too.

7. Nigeria

GDP per capita scored big in Nigeria followed by social support

8. Zambia

Social support played the biggest role in Zambia followed closely by GDP per capita

9. Cameroon

Social support was the first reason this for Cameroon ranking followed by GDP per capita

10. Ethiopia

Social support and a healthy life expectancy were the most important reasons for Ethiopia to be ranked at 10th happiest country in Africa.