If you are planning on moving to one of the countries in Africa, this list should make your pick easier. It provides you with the top ten countries to live or retire in the continent.

Have you been thinking of making a move to Africa for business, family, or for leisure?

Using four key affordability metrics, GoBankingRates has tiered cheapest nations across the world. Here are the top ten African nations you should consider to live or retire:

1. South Africa

According to data, South Africa has one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Cape Town, leave alone Africa. The country has scooped several prestigious international travel awards due to the city which nestled between the ocean and the mountains, giving it a great mix of work and play.

Along with the aesthetic backdrop, South Africa still remains the cheapest country to live in Africa as well as in the world. Being the world’s largest producer of gold, platinum, and chromium, the country has a rich economy. This results in a high local purchasing power compared to New York’s, thus placing the country at No.1.

Additionally, South Africa offers lower prices on consumer goods and groceries, as well as rent. With one-bedroom in Durban going for around $280 a month and monthly expenses of just under $400, this is an ideal country to spend time with minimal cost implications on your budget.

2. Zambia

For the past ten years, Zambia economy has been growing fast with real GDP growth averaging roughly 6.7 percent per annum. The growth, however, slowed down (growing at about 3%) in 2015 due to falling copper prices, reduced power generation, and depreciation of the Kwacha. Zambia’s currency, the kwacha, also depreciated sharply against the dollar through 2015, before the central bank restricted lending.

Compared to many countries in Africa, Zambia has the highest rent. Yet, it is one of the cheapest countries to live thanks to its high local purchasing power.

3. Algeria

Algeria has a number of natural resources; the country is ranked 10th in the world in terms of natural gas reserves, and sixth- largest gas exporter. It ranks 16th in oil reserves.

Even in the modern day world, Algeria’s economy remains dominated by the state, a move that was taken in the country’s socialist post-independence development model.

The major contributor of foreign earnings is Hydrocarbons which accounts for about 60 percent of budget revenues, 30% of GDP, and over 95% of export earnings.

Placed on the northeast corner of the African continent, Egypt has been experiencing public revolts due to uncertain political, security, and policy environment since 2011. Consequently, this slowed the economy, hurting tourism, manufacturing, and other sectors and pushing up unemployment.

Last year, higher levels of foreign investment contributed to a slight rebound in GDP growth after a particularly depressed post-revolution period.

With its historic sceneries, Egypt has been able to sustain its large population of 88.5 million through tourism which is the biggest industry in the country. Egypt is also known for textiles and food processing industries.

Consumer goods and rent are cheaper in Egypt; a one-bedroom in Cairo costs just $350 a month.

6. Morocco

Also in North Africa like Tunisia and Algeria, Morocco is just across the Strait of Gibraltar, Spain. The country is occupied by a population of 33.3 million. Its main industries being aerospace, phosphate mining, and processing, and manufacturing automotive parts.

One thing that Morocco does very well, is capitalizing on its proximity to Europe. Its economy is also driven by agriculture, tourism, textiles, apparel, and subcomponents.