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Digital Quality of Life Index: Morocco ranks 84th in the world

Morocco ranks 84th in the world, in the digital quality of life index 2021. The global study, on digital well-being, shows that Morocco has lost 14 places compared to 2021, it exceeds Algeria but is lagging behind Tunisia.

The third annual edition of the Digital Quality of Life Index (DQL) ranks Morocco 84th out of 110 countries. Covering 90% of the world’s population, the DQL study is conducted by cybersecurity company Surfshark and assesses countries, based on a set of five fundamental pillars of digital well-being.

Morocco shows its best results in terms of Internet quality (class 49th), but has relatively low rankings in terms of Internet accessibility (70th), digital security (87th), digital infrastructure (83rd) and digital administration (91st).

Thus, Morocco ranks 6th in Africa and is lagging behind, in 4 of the 5 DQL pillars. Morocco shows its best results in terms of Internet quality, the country having the 53rd best mobile Internet speed in the world (36.74 Mbps).

The study also found that Internet accessibility in Morocco is 60% lower than the world average. Moroccans have to spend almost 11 minutes of work to afford the cheapest 1 GB of mobile internet.

Morocco’s e-government also has room for improvement, being around 30% below the global average, and the country’s online services are ranked 92nd out of 110 indexed countries.

In a global picture, 6 out of 10 countries with the highest scores are located in Europe, following the trend of last year. Denmark ranks 1st in DQL for the second year in a row and is closely followed by South Korea. Finland ranks third, while Israel and the United States round out the top five of the 110 countries assessed.

Opposite, the last 5 countries are Ethiopia, Cambodia, Cameroon, Guatemala and Angola.

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