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
Last updated: May 6, 2019
First submittedMay 1, 2014
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GDP per Capita
Equatorial Guinea
GDP per Capita
South Africa
Level 74
May 7, 2019
I thought Libya was in ruins, so didn't think to try that.
Level 79
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.
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
Level 57
Jun 27, 2019
funny but very mean
Level 52
Jun 29, 2019
Why mean? It's true.
Level 79
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.
Level 48
May 7, 2019
You must have seen GDP per capita.
Level 56
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.
Level 79
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.
Level 75
May 7, 2019
Thanks Beefcake. Perfect quiz in every way as far as I'm concerned :)
Level 35
May 8, 2019
First attempt, nailed it!
Level 78
Jun 29, 2019
Same here, but I was able to type every country in Africa, finally getting EG last.
Level 67
May 15, 2019
Seychelles have my favorite flag design in the world. Very unique.
Level 42
Apr 13, 2020
Mine too!
Level 17
Jun 27, 2019
Nice quiz!
Level 43
Jun 27, 2019
Nice quiz, I've never thought about Equatorial Guinea having this amount of money.
Level 44
Jun 28, 2019
The richest country in Africa is still Wakanda...
Level 28
Jun 29, 2019
Equitorial Guinea? I was just randomly guessing at this point because I had no idea. I was right. But, Equitorial Guinea?
Level 79
Jul 1, 2019
Level 32
Jun 29, 2019
9/10, Equatorial Guinea passed me by.
Level 18
Jun 30, 2019
Equatorial Guinea has not always been rich, but going by their infrastructure, Equatorial Guinea are better off than 95% of Africa
Level 66
Jul 12, 2019
I really thought Namibia would be in here somewhere!