8) Tunisia – $9,900 (GDP per capita)
The Tunisian economy is dominated by mining, manufacturing and tourism, which portrays the diverse economic market within the country. The recent rise in tourism owes much to the country’s position on the Mediterranean cost and the cheap cost in comparison to European countries that border the Mediterranean. Another factor is the different cultural experience which has seen an influx of Western tourists who want to experience a vibrant, yet different, culture..
7) Libya – $11,497 (GDP per capita)
Libya’s position as one of Africa’s most prosperous countries owes much to two defining factors. Firstly, the country has huge oil revenues which, coupled with a small population in comparison to its rivals, means it has a high GDP per person in comparison to the rest of Africa. Similarly to South Africa, Libya is also defined as an upper-middle economy by South Africa.