Tunisia ranked 77th out of 117 countries in the latest Digital Quality of Life index by cybersecurity company Surfshark, moving up three spots, compared to the previous edition. The country ranks fourth in Africa and seventh in the Arab world.
The Digital Quality of Life (DQL) Index reports information on factors that affect a country’s digital well-being and the areas that should be prioritized. The fourth edition of the DQL is a snapshot of the digital life of 117 countries based on five pillars, which are internet accessibility by price, internet quality, e-infrastructure, e-security, and dematerialization of public services.
Tunisia ranks 56th in electronic security. It moved up twenty-two ranks compared to the previous edition. The national e-government gained one place to 76th in the world.
However, internet accessibility dropped from 38th place to 65th place. National e-infrastructure also slipped to 84th place from 81st.
South Africa tops the list on the continent by ranking 66th internationally. It is followed by Mauritius (68th) and Morocco (71st). Next are Tunisia (77th), Kenya (78th) and Egypt (85th).
The North African country beats Nigeria (86th), which ranks seventh in Africa. Nigeria (86th) follows with Ghana (88th). Algeria (98th) is ninth in Africa while Senegal closes the African TOP 10 by ranking 95th out of 117 countries.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is first among Arab countries and second in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. It ranks 44th out of 117 countries and is ahead of Qatar (46th) and Saudi Arabia (51st).
The Kingdom of Bahrain (56th) has the fourth best digital quality of life in the Arab world, ahead of the Sultanate of Oman (65th) and Morocco (71st).
Tunisia (77th) is seventh among Arab countries and ranks ahead of Iran (84th) and Egypt (85th). Jordan is tenth, occupying the 87th position in the international nomenclature.