Sub-Saharan Africa GDP Per Capita 1960-2022

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 2021 was $1,645, a 9.57% increase from 2020.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa gdp per capita for 2020 was $1,502, a 7.24% decline from 2019.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa gdp per capita for 2019 was $1,619, a 0.75% increase from 2018.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa gdp per capita for 2018 was $1,607, a 0.99% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name GDP Per Capita (US $)
North America $67,514
Euro Area $42,308
OECD members $42,099
European Union $38,234
East Asia & Pacific $13,037
World $12,263
Latin America & Caribbean $8,340
South Asia $2,177
Sub-Saharan Africa $1,645
Sub-Saharan Africa GDP Per Capita - Historical Data
Year GDP Per Capita (US $) Annual Growth Rate (%)
2021 $1,645 9.57%
2020 $1,502 -7.24%
2019 $1,619 0.75%
2018 $1,607 -0.99%
2017 $1,623 5.51%
2016 $1,538 -9.12%
2015 $1,693 -12.23%
2014 $1,929 0.77%
2013 $1,914 3.29%
2012 $1,853 1.20%
2011 $1,831 9.60%
2010 $1,671 15.23%
2009 $1,450 -6.40%
2008 $1,549 10.57%
2007 $1,401 12.79%
2006 $1,242 14.76%
2005 $1,082 15.65%
2004 $936 21.09%
2003 $773 22.77%
2002 $629 5.89%
2001 $594 -6.52%
2000 $636 3.40%
1999 $615 -1.63%
1998 $625 -5.73%
1997 $663 1.11%
1996 $656 1.66%
1995 $645 12.77%
1994 $572 -5.30%
1993 $604 -8.52%
1992 $660 -11.18%
1991 $744 1.29%
1990 $734 14.23%
1989 $643 -0.95%
1988 $649 2.49%
1987 $633 10.53%
1986 $573 -0.24%
1985 $574 -10.31%
1984 $640 -14.89%
1983 $752 -14.45%
1982 $879 -10.69%
1981 $984 34.21%
1980 $733 23.02%
1979 $596 16.59%
1978 $511 7.38%
1977 $476 6.75%
1976 $446 4.88%
1975 $425 7.18%
1974 $397 26.23%
1973 $314 24.42%
1972 $253 9.51%
1971 $231 -0.57%
1970 $232 14.44%
1969 $203 11.30%
1968 $182 4.37%
1967 $175 -3.09%
1966 $180 5.23%
1965 $171 8.61%
1964 $158 -4.17%
1963 $164 11.62%
1962 $147 5.68%
1961 $139 1.64%
1960 $137 1.64%