GDP Per Capita for Africa for 1978
Updated on July 26, 2022.

According to recent data from the World Bank, in 1978, the 3 African countries with the top 3 highest GDP (Gross Domestic Product) Per Capita were:

  1. Gabon: US$ 3,452.62
  2. South Africa: US$ 1,901.60
  3. Algeria: US$ 1,456.42

On the other hand, the 3 African countries with the 3 lowest GDP Per Capita in 1978 were:

  1. Somalia: US$ 105.11
  2. Burundi: US$ 154.52
  3. Guinea-Bissau: US$ 158.87

Use the interactive visualization and table below to explore this data for each African country for the year 1978. 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 1978.

Data Source: World Bank.
GDP Per Capita for Africa for 1978 (US$)
See also the GDP Per Capita of Africa for other years:
Table of GDP Per Capita for Africa for 1978
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Country GDP Per Capita (US$)
Algeria 1,456.42
Benin 263.58
Botswana 709.19
Burkina Faso 225.94
Burundi 154.52
Cameroon 574.17
Republic of Congo 523.91
Ivory Coast 1,074.86
Democratic Republic of the Congo 615.98
Central African Republic 292.47
Chad 256.82
Egypt 358.85
Eswatini 619.54
Gabon 3,452.62
Gambia 288.06
Ghana 345.83
Guinea-Bissau 158.87
Kenya 348.81
Lesotho 210.68
Madagascar 324.39
Malawi 160.94
Mali 178.99
Mauritania 553.76
Mauritius 1,087.70
Morocco 690.17
Zambia 514.49
Zimbabwe 627.97
Uganda 206.64
Tunisia 984.80
Togo 319.94
Sudan 431.81
Somalia 105.11
South Africa 1,901.60
Sierra Leone 296.44
Senegal 618.16
Rwanda 188.19
Niger 313.90
Nigeria 527.31
Seychelles 1,376.55

GDP Per Capita of African Countries

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