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Top 10 Richest Countries in Africa

What are the richest countries in Africa based on GDP per capita?
2019 data. Purchasing power parity. More info here
Quiz by Beefcake
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First submittedMay 1, 2014
Last updatedMay 6, 2019
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GDP per Capita
Country
$32,000
Seychelles
$24,900
Mauritius
$21,400
Equatorial Guinea
$18,900
Gabon
$18,700
Botswana
GDP per Capita
Country
$16,000
Algeria
$14,000
South Africa
$13,800
Egypt
$12,800
Tunisia
$12,100
Libya
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level 72
May 7, 2019
I thought Libya was in ruins, so didn't think to try that.
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level 76
May 7, 2019
Richest in Africa is a very low bar to clear, Libya is still far more developed than your average sub-Saharan African country (and more peaceful than quite a few), and they still have their oil. Libya's actually got one of the lowest homicide rates on the continent.
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level 72
May 13, 2019
In ruins, sure, but being in ruins means that there was an actual infrastructure to ruin, which is a bar that much of Sub-Saharan Africa doesn't even clear
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level 48
Jun 27, 2019
funny but very mean
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level 36
Jun 29, 2019
Why mean? It's true.
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level 76
May 7, 2019
I have a vague memory of once seeing Equatorial Guinea listed as the richest country in Africa; and then later taking a quiz on this site where it was not listed in the top 5 or top 10 richest, and commenting on this fact; and now on this quiz they're listed again in the top 3. Either each list is using different ways of measuring or their is inconsistent data somewhere.
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level 46
May 7, 2019
You must have seen GDP per capita.
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level 45
Jun 27, 2019
They have a low population and a lot of oil, so per capita their GDP is quite high. And some sites list the GDP per capita as PPP - purchasing power parity. Since the vast majority of people in Equatorial Guinea are very poor, their GDP per capita PPP is high - a little money can buy a lot.
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level 76
Jun 27, 2019
I think what it actually was is that while Equatorial Guinea ranks very high in terms of GDP per capita (for Africa), they still rank pretty low in terms of HDI.
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level 75
May 7, 2019
Thanks Beefcake. Perfect quiz in every way as far as I'm concerned :)
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level 35
May 8, 2019
First attempt, nailed it!
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level 75
Jun 29, 2019
Same here, but I was able to type every country in Africa, finally getting EG last.
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level 63
May 15, 2019
Seychelles have my favorite flag design in the world. Very unique.
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level 17
Jun 27, 2019
Nice quiz!
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level 24
Jun 27, 2019
Nice quiz, I've never thought about Equatorial Guinea having this amount of money.
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level 29
Jun 28, 2019
The richest country in Africa is still Wakanda...
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level 23
Jun 29, 2019
Equitorial Guinea? I was just randomly guessing at this point because I had no idea. I was right. But, Equitorial Guinea?
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level 76
Jul 1, 2019
oil
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level 30
Jun 29, 2019
9/10, Equatorial Guinea passed me by.
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level 16
Jun 30, 2019
Equatorial Guinea has not always been rich, but going by their infrastructure, Equatorial Guinea are better off than 95% of Africa
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level 65
Jul 12, 2019
I really thought Namibia would be in here somewhere!