GDP Per Capita for Africa for 1997
Updated on July 26, 2022.

According to recent data from the World Bank, in 1997, the 3 African countries with the top 3 highest GDP (Gross Domestic Product) Per Capita were:

  1. Seychelles: US$ 7,280.99
  2. Libya: US$ 5,998.16
  3. Gabon: US$ 4,667.19

On the other hand, the 3 African countries with the 3 lowest GDP Per Capita in 1997 were:

  1. Democratic Republic of the Congo: US$ 138.97
  2. Ethiopia: US$ 141.51
  3. Burundi: US$ 158.92

Use the interactive visualization and table below to explore this data for each African country for the year 1997. 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 1997.

Data Source: World Bank.
GDP Per Capita for Africa for 1997 (US$)
See also the GDP Per Capita of Africa for other years:
Table of GDP Per Capita for Africa for 1997
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Country GDP Per Capita (US$)
Algeria 1,619.80
Angola 514.29
Benin 361.10
Botswana 3,258.98
Burkina Faso 229.49
Burundi 158.92
Cape Verde 1,213.63
Cameroon 752.17
Republic of Congo 810.08
Ivory Coast 1,192.78
Democratic Republic of the Congo 138.97
Djibouti 760.64
Central African Republic 276.42
Chad 205.86
Egypt 1,208.72
Equatorial Guinea 824.55
Eritrea 312.72
Eswatini 1,781.89
Ethiopia 141.51
Gabon 4,667.19
Gambia 669.40
Ghana 384.80
Guinea 493.82
Guinea-Bissau 237.13
Kenya 445.88
Lesotho 507.10
Libya 5,998.16
Madagascar 297.12
Malawi 259.45
Mali 267.19
Mauritania 851.43
Mauritius 3,646.63
Morocco 1,396.77
Mozambique 283.51
Zambia 448.37
Zimbabwe 731.95
Tanzania 253.48
Uganda 289.50
Tunisia 2,208.21
Togo 334.14
Sudan 378.96
South Africa 3,930.84
Sierra Leone 196.12
Senegal 661.65
Rwanda 288.41
Niger 225.02
Nigeria 479.98
Namibia 2,446.93
Comoros 726.05
Seychelles 7,280.99

GDP Per Capita of African Countries

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