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Sub-Saharan Africa Compared by Economy > Currency > PPP conversion factor to official exchange rate ratio

DEFINITION: Purchasing power parity conversion factor is the number of units of a country's currency required to buy the same amount of goods and services in the domestic market as a U.S. dollar would buy in the United States. Official exchange rate refers to the exchange rate determined by national authorities or to the rate determined in the legally sanctioned exchange market. It is calculated as an annual average based on monthly averages (local currency units relative to the U.S. dollar). The ratio of the PPP conversion factor to the official exchange rate (also referred to as the national price level) makes it possible to compare the cost of the bundle of goods that make up gross domestic product (GDP) across countries. It tells how many dollars are needed to buy a dollar's worth of goods in the country as compared to the United States.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Angola 0.88 2005
2 Equatorial Guinea 0.86 2004
3 Gabon 0.84 2005
4 Nigeria 0.67 2005
5 Zambia 0.61 2005
6 Cote d'Ivoire 0.55 2005
7 Seychelles 0.51 2005
8 Swaziland 0.5 2005
9 Botswana 0.47 2005
10 South Africa 0.46 2005
=11 Benin 0.45 2005
=11 Cameroon 0.45 2005
13 Kenya 0.44 2005
14 Tanzania 0.42 2005
15 Djibouti 0.41 2005
=16 Mauritius 0.4 2005
=16 Namibia 0.4 2005
=18 Chad 0.39 2005
=18 Senegal 0.39 2005
20 Mali 0.38 2005
21 Sudan 0.36 2005
22 Cape Verde 0.33 2005
=23 Burkina Faso 0.32 2005
=23 Comoros 0.32 2005
25 Niger 0.31 2005
26 Madagascar 0.29 2005
27 Central African Republic 0.28 2005
=28 Sierra Leone 0.27 2005
=28 Mozambique 0.27 2005
=28 Mauritania 0.27 2005
=31 Togo 0.24 2005
=31 Malawi 0.24 2005
=31 Lesotho 0.24 2005
34 Guinea-Bissau 0.23 2005
=35 Uganda 0.21 2005
=35 Sao Tome and Principe 0.21 2005
=37 Eritrea 0.2 2005
=37 Rwanda 0.2 2005
=37 Ghana 0.2 2005
40 Democratic Republic of the Congo 0.17 2005
41 The Gambia 0.16 2005
=42 Ethiopia 0.15 2005
=42 Guinea 0.15 2005
=42 Burundi 0.15 2005
45 Zimbabwe 0.13 2005

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Currency > PPP conversion factor to official exchange rate ratio. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Development Indicators database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/Sub--Saharan-Africa/Economy/Currency/PPP-conversion-factor-to-official-exchange-rate-ratio

Sub-Saharan Africa Compared by Economy > Currency > PPP conversion factor to official exchange rate ratio

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