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Sub-Saharan Africa Compared by Economy > GDP > Purchasing power parity > 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 purchasing power parity (PPP) exchange rates is the sum value of all goods and services produced in the country valued at prices prevailing in the United States. This is the measure most economists prefer when looking at per-capita welfare and when comparing living conditions or use of resources across countries. The measure is difficult to compute, as a US dollar value has to be assigned to all goods and services in the country regardless of whether these goods and services have a direct equivalent in the United States (for example, the value of an ox-cart or non-US military equipment); as a result, PPP estimates for some countries are based on a small and sometimes different set of goods and services. In addition, many countries do not formally participate in the World Bank's PPP project that calculates these measures, so the resulting GDP estimates for these countries may lack precision. For many developing countries, PPP-based GDP measures are multiples of the official exchange rate (OER) measure. The difference between the OER- and PPP-denominated GDP values for most of the weathly industrialized countries are generally much smaller. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Equatorial Guinea $35,228.57 per capita 2010
2 Seychelles $22,051.43 per capita 2010
3 Gabon $14,976.74 per capita 2010
4 Botswana $14,754.75 per capita 2010
5 Mauritius $13,654.19 per capita 2010
6 South Africa $10,551.84 per capita 2010
7 Namibia $6,412.61 per capita 2010
8 Angola $5,979.46 per capita 2010
9 Swaziland $5,105.40 per capita 2010
10 Cape Verde $3,785.79 per capita 2010
11 Djibouti $2,361.08 per capita 2010
12 Nigeria $2,334.26 per capita 2010
13 Cameroon $2,300.82 per capita 2010
14 Sudan $2,268.32 per capita 2010
15 The Gambia $1,971.07 per capita 2010
16 Mauritania $1,965.32 per capita 2010
17 Sao Tome and Principe $1,920.61 per capita 2010
18 Senegal $1,918.93 per capita 2010
19 Cote d'Ivoire $1,915.09 per capita 2010
20 Comoros $1,773.92 per capita 2007
21 Kenya $1,658.46 per capita 2007
22 Chad $1,653.16 per capita 2010
23 Benin $1,617.56 per capita 2010
24 Ghana $1,577.98 per capita 2010
25 Zambia $1,535.28 per capita 2010
26 Lesotho $1,524.64 per capita 2010
27 Tanzania $1,440.68 per capita 2010
28 Uganda $1,311.32 per capita 2010
29 Burkina Faso $1,275.19 per capita 2010
30 Guinea-Bissau $1,167.66 per capita 2010
31 Rwanda $1,137.06 per capita 2010
32 Mali $1,136.27 per capita 2007
33 Guinea $1,061.91 per capita 2010
34 Ethiopia $1,057.44 per capita 2010
35 Madagascar $1,000.77 per capita 2010
36 Mozambique $989.88 per capita 2010
37 Togo $983.25 per capita 2010
38 Malawi $906.65 per capita 2010
39 Sierra Leone $820.04 per capita 2010
40 Eritrea $795.20 per capita 2010
41 Central African Republic $788.00 per capita 2010
42 Niger $687.02 per capita 2007
43 Somalia $631.87 per capita 2010
44 Liberia $440.66 per capita 2010
45 Burundi $407.73 per capita 2010
46 Zimbabwe $349.61 per capita 2010
47 Democratic Republic of the Congo $347.45 per capita 2010

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > GDP > Purchasing power parity > 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/Purchasing-power-parity/Per-capita

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