Sub-Saharan Africa GDP Per Capita 1960-2021

GDP per capita is gross domestic product divided by midyear population. GDP is the sum of gross value added by all resident producers in the economy plus any product taxes and minus any subsidies not included in the value of the products. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or for depletion and degradation of natural resources. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa gdp per capita for 2020 was $1,484, a 7.21% decline from 2019.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa gdp per capita for 2019 was $1,599, a 0.14% increase from 2018.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa gdp per capita for 2018 was $1,597, a 2.08% increase from 2017.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa gdp per capita for 2017 was $1,564, a 3.7% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name GDP Per Capita (US $)
North America $61,453
OECD members $37,976
Euro Area $37,712
European Union $33,928
World $10,926
Latin America & Caribbean $7,417
South Asia $1,805
Sub-Saharan Africa $1,484
Sub-Saharan Africa GDP Per Capita - Historical Data
Year GDP Per Capita (US $) Annual Growth Rate (%)
2020 $1,484 -7.21%
2019 $1,599 0.14%
2018 $1,597 2.08%
2017 $1,564 3.70%
2016 $1,508 -9.05%
2015 $1,659 -10.90%
2014 $1,861 1.13%
2013 $1,841 3.61%
2012 $1,777 2.04%
2011 $1,741 9.32%
2010 $1,593 15.92%
2009 $1,374 -7.28%
2008 $1,482 11.66%
2007 $1,327 12.96%
2006 $1,175 15.56%
2005 $1,017 15.66%
2004 $879 21.10%
2003 $726 21.99%
2002 $595 6.21%
2001 $560 -6.97%
2000 $602 3.90%
1999 $580 -1.44%
1998 $588 -5.72%
1997 $624 1.04%
1996 $617 0.42%
1995 $615 13.01%
1994 $544 -5.00%
1993 $573 -8.77%
1992 $628 -2.61%
1991 $645 -1.62%
1990 $655 9.71%
1989 $597 -3.49%
1988 $619 0.09%
1987 $618 10.47%
1986 $560 0.63%
1985 $556 -8.83%
1984 $610 -14.47%
1983 $713 -15.07%
1982 $840 -11.14%
1981 $945 38.50%
1980 $682 24.96%
1979 $546 19.12%
1978 $458 6.34%
1977 $431 5.62%
1976 $408 6.64%
1975 $383 7.75%
1974 $355 27.72%
1973 $278 24.57%
1972 $223 10.28%
1971 $202 -2.11%
1970 $207 16.97%
1969 $177 10.06%
1968 $161 3.49%
1967 $155 -0.58%
1966 $156 4.77%
1965 $149 6.02%
1964 $141 6.42%
1963 $132 4.82%
1962 $126 4.08%
1961 $121 3.24%
1960 $117 3.24%