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Richest Countries Quiz

We have a list of the top 20 richest countries. How many can you name?
  • Based on per-capita income
  • CIA Purchasing Power estimates, 2016
  • Quiz by Quizmaster - Feb 14, 2017
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Income
Country
$129,700
$102,000
$89,400
$87,100
$79,700
$78,700
$71,300
$69,400
Income
Country
$69,300
$67,700
$65,300
$59,400
$57,300
$54,100
$50,800
$50,300
Income
Country
$49,700
$48,800
$48,200
$48,100
$47,900
$47,800
$46,600
$46,200
Answer Stats
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(25)
Woah, 0% for Singapore, that's quite a surprise. Yay, first to get it :D
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Jan 19, 2013
(40)
Definitely not disputing this data. Mind you... the CIA were the same people who failed to predict either the fall of communism or arab spring, invented some link between Iraq and Afghanistan and created a bunch of non-existence weapons of mass destruction. So... you know... personally, I'd find a different source.
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Jan 20, 2013
Well I'm glad you're not disputing the data.
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Jan 21, 2013
(34)
Or they could just hire you, since you're obviously smarter than they are.
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Feb 1, 2013
(39)
lol
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Mar 9, 2015
(72)
Nice one.
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Feb 13, 2017
(55)
Nice one? This is kindergarten level debating, what are you talking about?
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Apr 4, 2017
(46)
Seriously? There's a bit of a difference between publishing some easily-obtainable statistical information and predicting the future.
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Apr 4, 2017
(58)
You know the CIA has different divisions, a lot of employees, and a hierarchy, right? To say "the people who compiled this data were the same people who lied us into Iraq" is idiotic.
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Apr 4, 2017
(14)
Can't believe I got 100% on this one haha
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Feb 1, 2013
(71)
That's it! I'm moving to Qatar.
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Feb 1, 2013
(55)
They probably have really strict immigration laws.
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Apr 28, 2014
(49)
Actually, Qatar controls citizenship more than immigration. You can move there if you can find somebody who wants to hire you. But you'll never be eligible to become a citizen, no matter how long you're a resident. If you later quit the job, you'll be arrested. Your children, even if born in Qatar, also won't be eligible for citizenship; they'll have the same status you did. Describing the situation as "apartheid" would be a little strong, but only a little; it's definitely not one into which a person would want to place himself and his descendants.
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Jun 6, 2014
(18)
doesnt sound like a nice place to live
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Sep 1, 2014
(36)
Qatar's immigration/citizenship/labour laws are very harsh. Bad place for labourers.
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Dec 10, 2014
(71)
Well, good thing the World Cup will be there in a few years.
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Jun 22, 2017
(69)
Money isn't everything...
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Dec 5, 2015
(17)
I'm moving to Luxembourg
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May 8, 2017
(59)
See, Luxembourg would be fun. Castles, chocolate, opera, the ever-present threat of being invaded by countries as small as Belgium ... good times.
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May 20, 2017
(67)
Luxembourg is beautiful, definitely go if you get the chance
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Jun 20, 2017
(69)
I've always contended that PPP (purchasing power parity) measures of income are not as relevant as nominal GDP per capita. I can see the arguments both ways. But if you live in a country where the cost of living is very cheap, that doesn't make you rich by international standards. Similarly, if the cost of living is very high, that doesn't make you poor. I made another test based on nominal GDP per capita, averaging data from the CIA World Fact Book (which is probably the most exhaustively researched and accurate set of statistics on world demographics anywhere), the World Bank, the IMF, and the UN.
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Feb 1, 2013
(69)
just in case anyone wants to take that and compare. Most of the countries listed make both lists, some do not, others are in different order.
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Feb 1, 2013
(69)
Certain jingoistic America-bashing Aussies might be pleased to see that Australia comes out higher than the USA on that list... but that includes the CIA data which agrees with the other 3 sources... so maybe we shouldn't trust it.
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Feb 1, 2013
(51)
You are one of the only people I see on this site who self replies. And I'm not sure whether thats good or bad...
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Nov 6, 2014
(69)
In this case I was just too lazy to delete my comment and type something longer.
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Dec 25, 2016
(71)
I don't see it as "self-replying", I see it as adding additional thoughts, or sometimes giving additional info to clarify a previous comment. I'd say that's good.
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Apr 4, 2017
(20)
Economics right there XD!
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Feb 2, 2013
(49)
Can't believe Japan not in the list!
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Feb 2, 2013
(20)
Just because the country is rich (due to high exports in technology), doesn't mean the income is distributed evenly. There probably is poor rural areas in Japan.
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Feb 2, 2013
(66)
The problem is PPP - they have a lot of money, but the cost of living is very high.
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Mar 13, 2014
(69)
gandalf is correct. Japan has better income equality than many countries that make the list. They would likely rank higher on a list of highest median incomes.
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May 23, 2014
(24)
Forgot Kuwait, but I actually thought of Brunei but didn't think it would go on this list.
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Feb 17, 2013
(28)
I typed Brunei, thought "That's ridiculous. Not gonna be on there," and then it showed up.
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Dec 25, 2016
(8)
my brother is in the air force and was working in Qatar he said all day long he works and eats popsicles and that's about it ...it it's really hot there so you might not want to move there
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Apr 1, 2013
(7)
Wow... Really surprised to see Ireland on that list to be honest...
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Apr 9, 2013
(31)
I'm surprised Ireland is on here considering they needed help from Brussels a few years ago.
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Jun 9, 2013
(14)
Not sure if Ireland is still up there. Economy is pretty bad right now.
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Jul 3, 2013
(17)
This isn't economy. It's average income per person.
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May 8, 2017
(59)
Iceland? really surprised thought their entire economy went down the toilet
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Aug 3, 2013
(37)
They actually had one of the strongest economic recoveries ever and today their economy is doing OK
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Apr 4, 2017
(71)
I'm surprised Vatican City isn't on here. Their annual income from investments alone must be massive and they don't have many permanent residents.
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Nov 15, 2013
(31)
My guess is that there is no data for the Vatican, which is usually the case.
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May 22, 2017
(55)
I shall have to wear the cone of shame for forgetting Monaco
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Feb 25, 2014
(45)
Ireland really surprised me there
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Mar 29, 2014
(23)
I thought Germany would be higher on the list...
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Apr 7, 2014
(29)
i said saudi arabia and then assumed there wouldnt be any middle east countries :/
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Apr 28, 2014
(69)
Qatar and Kuwait are both tiny compared to Saudi with much smaller, highly-urbanized populations. Both countries have enormous oil resources relative to their size. In absolute terms Saudi has more but measured per square kilometer it falls far behind. Saudis are well off compared to Yemenis, Syrians or Egyptians, but the average Saudi is not wealthy by American or Western European standards.
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May 23, 2014
(69)
Looks like they've moved up quite a few places in the rankings as Saudi is on the list now and not even at the bottom. But still behind Qatar and Kuwait and the Emirates.
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Apr 4, 2017
(72)
Japan is not on the list... it doesn't make sense, seriously.
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May 8, 2014
(41)
I'm surprised Japan,France and the UAE aren't in the list
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May 12, 2014
(56)
I tried UAE too, but I guess they must've counted all those guest workers who live there but who don't have citizenship.
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May 23, 2014
(22)
For. Got. Freaking. AUSTRIA. The last one! Thought I had taken all european ones!
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May 23, 2014
(72)
I forgot Germany!! Doing too many of these geography quizzes back to back and I start thinking I entered something that I haven't!
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May 23, 2014
(44)
That's a first for me. Got every single one, except No. 1!!
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May 23, 2014
(46)
me too
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Feb 11, 2015
(51)
I always forget about the existence of Taiwan. 19/20
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May 23, 2014
(41)
My problem is that I always mix Taiwan and Sri Lanka around by accident. :P
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Jun 1, 2014
(75)
Really interesting. Including Iceland who was just about bankrupt a few years ago. Quite a bounce-back.
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May 25, 2014
(44)
(Pulling something out of my ass here) Perhaps it is BECAUSE they are so wealthy that they were able to (somewhat peacefully) dismiss their government and start over. Just a theory.
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Aug 14, 2014
(43)
I am punching myself in the face for missing Switzerland
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May 30, 2014
(32)
Why the hell does USA have such high income compared to Switzerland?
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Sep 25, 2014
(66)
Because PPP. Switzerland is very expensive, USA a bit less.
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Feb 13, 2017
(15)
interesting
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Oct 19, 2014
(65)
No Japan and South Korea? Why?
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Jan 16, 2015
(77)
Because they're ranked 26th and 30th, respectively, while this quiz inexplicably stops at 22. Japan is only $200 below the cutoff, but South Korea is $4k below.
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Mar 20, 2015
(20)
I forgot about Singapore, but TAIWAN?
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Jul 26, 2015
(53)
USA is number 8, but if you take away the richest 1%, I wonder how the stats would look.
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Sep 1, 2015
(68)
The same stat probably applies to most of these countries
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Oct 7, 2015
(42)
Missed Canada and Belgium, nooooooo |-(
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Sep 8, 2015
(35)
Missed Taiwan.
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Feb 12, 2016
(7)
taiwan!!...........seriously:)what the rubbish
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Jun 18, 2016
(71)
These are the kinds of quizzes I love....100%
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Feb 13, 2017
(75)
Uhm. You are missing UAE. Between Norway and San Marino. I think I tried to type that about 15 times and wondering why it didn't work.
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Feb 13, 2017
(75)
Also San Marino should be $65.300, not the same as Norway.
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Feb 13, 2017
Fixed
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Feb 14, 2017
(48)
That's not per capita INCOME. It's GDP per capita per the CIA.
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Apr 4, 2017
(55)
Couldn't for the life of me figure out my last one... turns out it was Brunei. Dang.
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Apr 4, 2017
(42)
Surprised Japan isn't on here.
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Apr 4, 2017
(54)
wow I didn't even try Ireland since the UK wasn't on the list.
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Apr 4, 2017
(28)
Brunei?
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Apr 4, 2017
(38)
Taiwan makes the list, although China (of course) did not. I think Ă…land would make the list as well, although Finland did not. A bit sad actually, that Finland does not make it even though all four other Nordic countries do make it.
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Apr 5, 2017
(20)
I though Brunei Taiwan and San Marino were just average countries when it comes to money. looking forward to visiting there
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May 20, 2017
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