×

Sub-Saharan Africa Compared by Economy > GDP > Official exchange rate > Per capita

DEFINITION: This entry gives the gross domestic product (GDP) or value of all final goods and services produced within a nation in a given year. A nation's GDP at offical exchange rates (OER) is the home-currency-denominated annual GDP figure divided by the bilateral average US exchange rate with that country in that year. The measure is simple to compute and gives a precise measure of the value of output. Many economists prefer this measure when gauging the economic power an economy maintains vis-a-vis its neighbors, judging that an exchange rate captures the purchasing power a nation enjoys in the international marketplace. Official exchange rates, however, can be artifically fixed and/or subject to manipulation - resulting in claims of the country having an under- or over-valued currency - and are not necessarily the equivalent of a market-determined exchange rate. Moreover, even if the official exchange rate is market-determined, market exchange rates are frequently established by a relatively small set of goods and services (the ones the country trades) and may not capture the value of the larger set of goods the country produces. Furthermore, OER-converted GDP is not well suited to comparing domestic GDP over time, since appreciation/depreciation from one year to the next will make the OER GDP value rise/fall regardless of whether home-currency-denominated GDP changed. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Equatorial Guinea $20,785.71 per capita 2010
2 Seychelles $10,621.21 per capita 2010
3 Gabon $8,345.51 per capita 2010
4 Mauritius $7,359.52 per capita 2010
5 South Africa $7,089.23 per capita 2010
6 Botswana $6,944.07 per capita 2010
7 Namibia $5,015.33 per capita 2010
8 Angola $4,496.91 per capita 2010
9 Cape Verde $3,199.92 per capita 2010
10 Swaziland $2,668.63 per capita 2010
11 Sudan $1,513.82 per capita 2010
12 Nigeria $1,304.73 per capita 2010
13 Djibouti $1,281.21 per capita 2010
14 Zambia $1,202.62 per capita 2010
15 Cote d'Ivoire $1,133.85 per capita 2010
16 Sao Tome and Principe $1,133.33 per capita 2010
17 Cameroon $1,127.48 per capita 2010
18 Senegal $1,018.18 per capita 2010
19 Mauritania $1,007.51 per capita 2010
20 Lesotho $828.65 per capita 2010
21 Kenya $793.74 per capita 2007
22 Ghana $745.25 per capita 2010
23 Benin $739.75 per capita 2010
24 Chad $676.23 per capita 2010
25 Comoros $621.29 per capita 2007
26 The Gambia $601.85 per capita 2010
27 Mali $562.30 per capita 2007
28 Burkina Faso $551.27 per capita 2010
29 Rwanda $546.73 per capita 2010
30 Guinea-Bissau $544.55 per capita 2010
31 Uganda $538.37 per capita 2010
32 Tanzania $519.36 per capita 2010
33 Togo $509.95 per capita 2010
34 Central African Republic $480.12 per capita 2010
35 Mozambique $455.46 per capita 2010
36 Zimbabwe $443.40 per capita 2010
37 Guinea $435.18 per capita 2010
38 Eritrea $429.01 per capita 2010
39 Madagascar $402.14 per capita 2010
40 Ethiopia $389.40 per capita 2010
41 Malawi $337.90 per capita 2010
42 Sierra Leone $323.96 per capita 2010
43 Niger $323.69 per capita 2007
44 Somalia $254.21 per capita 2010
45 Liberia $244.62 per capita 2010
46 Democratic Republic of the Congo $191.01 per capita 2010
47 Burundi $175.24 per capita 2010

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > GDP > Official exchange rate > Per capita. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/Sub--Saharan-Africa/Economy/GDP/Official-exchange-rate/Per-capita

Sub-Saharan Africa Compared by Economy > GDP > Official exchange rate > Per capita

NationMaster

Interesting observations about Economy > GDP > Official exchange rate > Per capita

Follow us on Facebook to get interesting stats: