GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$) - Country Ranking - Africa

Definition: GNI per capita (formerly GNP per capita) is the gross national income, converted to U.S. dollars using the World Bank Atlas method, divided by the midyear population. GNI is the sum of value added by all resident producers plus any product taxes (less subsidies) not included in the valuation of output plus net receipts of primary income (compensation of employees and property income) from abroad. GNI, calculated in national currency, is usually converted to U.S. dollars at official exchange rates for comparisons across economies, although an alternative rate is used when the official exchange rate is judged to diverge by an exceptionally large margin from the rate actually applied in international transactions. To smooth fluctuations in prices and exchange rates, a special Atlas method of conversion is used by the World Bank. This applies a conversion factor that averages the exchange rate for a given year and the two preceding years, adjusted for differences in rates of inflation between the country, and through 2000, the G-5 countries (France, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States). From 2001, these countries include the Euro area, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Source: World Bank national accounts data, and OECD National Accounts data files.

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

Find indicator:
Rank Country Value Year
1 Seychelles 15,600.00 2018
2 Mauritius 12,050.00 2018
3 Botswana 7,750.00 2018
4 Equatorial Guinea 6,840.00 2018
5 Gabon 6,830.00 2018
6 Libya 6,400.00 2018
7 South Africa 5,750.00 2018
8 Namibia 5,220.00 2018
9 Eswatini 3,930.00 2018
10 Algeria 3,920.00 2017
11 Tunisia 3,500.00 2018
12 Cabo Verde 3,420.00 2018
13 Angola 3,370.00 2018
14 Djibouti 3,190.00 2018
15 Morocco 3,090.00 2018
16 Egypt 2,800.00 2018
17 Ghana 2,130.00 2018
18 Nigeria 1,960.00 2018
19 São Tomé and Principe 1,890.00 2018
20 Zimbabwe 1,790.00 2018
21 Congo 1,640.00 2018
22 Kenya 1,620.00 2018
23 Côte d'Ivoire 1,600.00 2018
24 Sudan 1,560.00 2018
25 Cameroon 1,440.00 2018
26 Zambia 1,430.00 2018
27 Senegal 1,410.00 2018
28 Lesotho 1,390.00 2018
29 Comoros 1,380.00 2018
30 Mauritania 1,160.00 2018
31 Tanzania 1,020.00 2018
32 Benin 870.00 2018
33 Guinea 850.00 2018
34 Mali 840.00 2018
35 Ethiopia 790.00 2018
36 Rwanda 780.00 2018
37 Guinea-Bissau 750.00 2018
38 Eritrea 720.00 2011
39 The Gambia 710.00 2018
40 Chad 670.00 2018
40 Burkina Faso 670.00 2018
42 Togo 660.00 2018
43 Uganda 620.00 2018
44 Liberia 610.00 2018
45 Madagascar 510.00 2018
46 Sierra Leone 490.00 2018
46 Dem. Rep. Congo 490.00 2018
46 Central African Republic 490.00 2018
49 Mozambique 460.00 2018
50 Niger 390.00 2018
51 Malawi 360.00 2018
52 Burundi 280.00 2018
53 Somalia 130.00 1990

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Statistical Concept and Methodology: The World Bank uses Atlas method GNI per capita in U.S. dollars to classify countries for analytical purposes and to determine borrowing eligibility. For more information, see the metadata for Atlas method GNI in current U.S. dollars (NY.GNP.ATLS.CD) and total population (SP.POP.TOTL).

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual