GDP Per Capita for Africa for 1961
Updated on February 12, 2022.

According to recent data from the World Bank, in 1961, the 3 African countries with the top 3 highest GDP (Gross Domestic Product) Per Capita were:

  1. South Africa: US$ 454.96
  2. Gabon: US$ 331.44
  3. Senegal: US$ 321.36

On the other hand, the 3 African countries with the 3 lowest GDP Per Capita in 1961 were:

  1. Rwanda: US$ 40.69
  2. Lesotho: US$ 41.86
  3. Malawi: US$ 46.58

Use the interactive visualization and table below to explore this data for each African country for the year 1961. You can also see links at the bottom of this page to see the historical GDP Per Capita information for each African country.

The World Bank defines GDP (Gross Domestic Product) Per Capita as "the gross domestic product divided by midyear population" .

See also: GDP of Africa in 1961.

Data Source: World Bank.
GDP Per Capita for Africa for 1961 (US$)
See also the GDP Per Capita of Africa for other years:
Table of GDP Per Capita for Africa for 1961
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Country GDP Per Capita (US$)
Algeria 214.77
Benin 95.57
Botswana 64.18
Burkina Faso 71.56
Burundi 71.17
Cameroon 123.52
Republic of Congo 145.41
Ivory Coast 170.24
Democratic Republic of the Congo 197.39
Central African Republic 80.69
Chad 109.13
Eswatini 125.31
Gabon 331.44
Ghana 190.22
Kenya 94.65
Lesotho 41.86
Madagascar 133.85
Malawi 46.58
Mauritania 181.84
Morocco 158.92
Zambia 220.04
Zimbabwe 280.83
Uganda 63.22
Togo 79.12
Sudan 133.08
Somalia 68.11
South Africa 454.96
Sierra Leone 139.36
Senegal 321.36
Rwanda 40.69
Niger 139.34
Nigeria 96.98
Seychelles 270.28

GDP Per Capita of African Countries

Use the links below to see the historical GDP Per Capita for each African country.