Top 10 Poorest Countries In Africa 2019

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We’ve come up with a list of the Poorest African Countries as of 2019.

The below list features African countries living in extreme poverty

The major factor in determining the poorest countries in the world is by taking a look at each nation’s gross domestic product per capita. This measures the purchasing power of each nation in the international market and is a good indicator to use for determining how rich and how poor a country is.

 

This is a list of the top 10 Poorest country in Africa right now:

 

1. Malawi

 

With a GDP per capita of $226 Malawi stands as the poorest nation in Africa.

 

Poverty in Malawi is extensive and deepening with life expectancy for Malawians now stands at 63.7 from the previous 63.8 mark, a latest United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Human Development Index (HDI) report has revealed.

 

2. Central African Republic

 

The Gross Domestic Product per capita in Central African Republic was last recorded at 661.24 US dollars in 2017, when adjusted by purchasing power parity (PPP). The GDP per Capita, in Central African Republic, when adjusted by Purchasing Power Parity is equivalent to 4 percent of the world’s average. GDP per capita PPP in Central African Republic averaged 806.21 USD from 1990 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 938.80 USD in 2012 and a record low of 593.10 USD in 2013. This country has been ranked 2nd on the list of the Poorest Countries in Africa 2019

 

3. Burundi

 

The Gross Domestic Product per capita in Burundi was last recorded at 212.55 US dollars in 2017. The GDP per Capita in Burundi is equivalent to 2 percent of the world’s average. GDP per capita in Burundi averaged 255.24 USD from 1960 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 337.71 USD in 1991 and a record low of 181.22 USD in 1961. Burundi may not be the poorest country in Africa but they have it bad.

 

4. Gambia

 

The Gross Domestic Product per capita in Gambia was last recorded at 534.30 US dollars in 2017. The GDP per Capita in Gambia is equivalent to 4 percent of the world’s average. GDP per capita in Gambia averaged 512.15 USD from 1966 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 562.50 USD in 2010 and a record low of 414.10 USD in 1967.

 

5. Niger

 

The Gross Domestic Product per capita in Niger was last recorded at 395.94 US dollars in 2017. The GDP per Capita in Niger is equivalent to 3 percent of the world’s average. GDP per capita in Niger averaged 448.35 USD from 1960 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 716 USD in 1965 and a record low of 322.10 USD in 2000.

 

6. Liberia

 

The Gross Domestic Product per capita in Liberia was last recorded at 352.30 US dollars in 2017. The GDP per Capita in Liberia is equivalent to 3 percent of the world’s average. GDP per capita in Liberia averaged 860.83 USD from 1960 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 1682.90 USD in 1972 and a record low of 115.80 USD in 1995.

 

7. Madagascar

 

The Gross Domestic Product per capita in Madagascar was last recorded at 421.89 US dollars in 2017. The GDP per Capita in Madagascar is equivalent to 3 percent of the world’s average. GDP per capita in Madagascar averaged 530.06 USD from 1960 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 755 USD in 1971 and a record low of 374.50 USD in 2002.

 

8. Democratic Republic of Congo

 

The Gross Domestic Product per capita in Congo was last recorded at 409.12 US dollars in 2017. The GDP per Capita in Congo is equivalent to 3 percent of the world’s average. GDP per capita in Congo averaged 645.68 USD from 1960 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 1079.77 USD in 1974 and a record low of 263 USD in 2002. This may seem surprising but when its comes to poverty DR Congo is among the top 10 in Africa

 

9. Somalia

 

The Gross Domestic Product per capita in Somalia was last recorded at 497 US dollars in 2017 and 547.32 US dollars in 2010, when adjusted by purchasing power parity (PPP). The GDP per Capita, in Somalia, when adjusted by Purchasing Power Parity is equivalent to 3 percent of the world’s average. GDP Per Capita Ppp in Somalia averaged 407.87 USD from 1970 until 2010, reaching an all time high of 547.32 USD in 2010 and a record low of 186.02 USD in 1970.

 

10. Guinea

 

The Gross Domestic Product per capita in Guinea was last recorded at 856.80 US dollars in 2017. The GDP per Capita in Guinea is equivalent to 7 percent of the world’s average. GDP per capita in Guinea averaged 620.05 USD from 1986 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 856.80 USD in 2017 and a record low of 538.70 USD in 1994. GDP Per Capita Ppp in Somalia averaged 407.87 USD from 1970 until 2010, reaching an all time high of 547.32 USD in 2010 and a record low of 186.02 USD in 1970.

 

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