GDP Per Capita for Africa for 1979
Updated on July 26, 2022.

According to recent data from the World Bank, in 1979, the 3 African countries with the top 3 highest GDP (Gross Domestic Product) Per Capita were:

  1. Gabon: US$ 4,275.26
  2. South Africa: US$ 2,265.35
  3. Seychelles: US$ 2,030.14

On the other hand, the 3 African countries with the 3 lowest GDP Per Capita in 1979 were:

  1. Somalia: US$ 100.19
  2. Guinea-Bissau: US$ 153.01
  3. Malawi: US$ 174.19

Use the interactive visualization and table below to explore this data for each African country for the year 1979. 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 1979.

Data Source: World Bank.
GDP Per Capita for Africa for 1979 (US$)
See also the GDP Per Capita of Africa for other years:
Table of GDP Per Capita for Africa for 1979
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Country GDP Per Capita (US$)
Algeria 1,782.70
Benin 327.82
Botswana 947.76
Burkina Faso 262.08
Burundi 193.15
Cameroon 707.54
Republic of Congo 694.18
Ivory Coast 1,189.57
Democratic Republic of the Congo 587.15
Central African Republic 327.34
Chad 227.08
Egypt 426.35
Eswatini 725.11
Gabon 4,275.26
Gambia 335.81
Ghana 372.06
Guinea-Bissau 153.01
Kenya 394.64
Lesotho 222.73
Madagascar 408.94
Malawi 174.19
Mali 229.35
Mauritania 636.22
Mauritius 1,275.04
Morocco 809.63
Zambia 587.95
Zimbabwe 723.11
Uganda 177.20
Tunisia 1,157.38
Togo 337.45
Sudan 491.58
Somalia 100.19
South Africa 2,265.35
Sierra Leone 334.80
Senegal 751.03
Rwanda 222.81
Niger 362.50
Nigeria 662.26
Seychelles 2,030.14

GDP Per Capita of African Countries

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