Countries by GDP per Capita

What is the World's Richest Country?

Monaco is the world's richest country, with a per-capita income of $195,505.

Qatar and Liechtenstein follow at around $130,000 while Luxembourg and Singapore round out the top 5. One possible caveat: Vatican City would probably be #1 if we had enough data to know.

Quiz: Can you name the world's richest countries?

10 Richest Countries
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Country GDP Population GDP per Capita
Monaco $7,672 mil 39,242 $195,505
Liechtenstein $4,978 mil 38,128 $130,560
Qatar $369,930 mil 2,881,053 $128,401
Luxembourg $70,407 mil 625,978 $112,475
Singapore $605,504 mil 5,850,342 $103,499
Brunei $39,418 mil 437,479 $90,103
Ireland $424,732 mil 4,937,786 $86,017
United Arab Emirates $760,874 mil 9,890,402 $76,931
Kuwait $323,945 mil 4,270,571 $75,855
Norway $403,344 mil 5,421,241 $74,401
What is the World's Poorest Country?

Burundi is the world's poorest country. The small east African nation had a GDP per capita of just $740 in 2020.

Somali is the second poorest, followed by the Central African Republic, D.R. Congo, and Liberia. Of the world's ten poorest countries, eight are located in Africa.

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Country GDP Population GDP per Capita
Burundi $8,798 mil 11,890,784 $740
Somalia $13,026 mil 15,893,222 $820
Central African Republic $4,527 mil 4,829,767 $937
Democratic Republic of the Congo $86,355 mil 89,561,403 $964
Liberia $6,533 mil 5,057,681 $1,292
Malawi $26,720 mil 19,129,952 $1,397
North Korea $40,000 mil 25,778,816 $1,552
Mozambique $49,091 mil 31,255,435 $1,571
Niger $38,810 mil 24,206,644 $1,603
East Timor $2,238 mil 1,318,445 $1,697
What is the Poorest Country in Europe?

Moldova is by far the poorest country in Europe. The former Soviet republic had a per-capita GDP of just $7,009 in 2020.

Ukraine is the second poorest, followed by Kosovo and Albania. Of the ten poorest European countries, all are in Eastern Europe and all were formerly communist.

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Country GDP Population GDP per Capita
Moldova $28,275 mil 4,033,963 $7,009
Ukraine $401,794 mil 43,733,762 $9,187
Kosovo $23,185 mil 1,810,463 $12,806
Albania $41,926 mil 2,877,797 $14,569
Bosnia and Herzegovina $50,164 mil 3,280,819 $15,290
North Macedonia $36,563 mil 2,083,374 $17,550
Montenegro $12,537 mil 628,066 $19,961
Serbia $139,258 mil 6,926,908 $20,104
Belarus $194,755 mil 9,449,323 $20,610
Bulgaria $178,518 mil 6,948,445 $25,692
What is the Richest Country in Africa?

Seychelles is the richest country that is considered to be part of Africa. With a per-capita GDP of $30,758 in 2020, the island nation is buoyed by a strong tourism industry. Among countries on the continent itself, Equatorial Guinea is the richest.

Keep in mind that both countries suffer from extremely high income inequality, so the average person is much, much poorer than these numbers might suggest.

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Country GDP Population GDP per Capita
Seychelles $3,025 mil 98,347 $30,758
Mauritius $31,991 mil 1,271,768 $25,155
Equatorial Guinea $27,968 mil 1,402,985 $19,935
Botswana $45,514 mil 2,351,627 $19,354
Gabon $41,795 mil 2,225,734 $18,778
Algeria $691,364 mil 43,851,044 $15,766
Egypt $1,496,430 mil 102,334,404 $14,623
South Africa $808,806 mil 59,308,690 $13,637
Tunisia $151,994 mil 11,818,619 $12,861
Eswatini $12,837 mil 1,160,164 $11,065
Is Canada Richer than the United States?

No. Measured by per-capita GDP, Canada is poorer than the United States. In 2020, the U.S. had a per-capita GDP of $65,455 while Canada's was just $50,607. However, this is mainly due to the earnings of high-income people. In terms of median household income, there is very little difference between the two countries.

Is Mexico a Poor Country?

No. Mexico is a middle-income country. With a per-capita GDP of $20,026 in 2020, Mexico ranks 71st out of 195 countries. This is comparable to Uruguay, Argentina, or China. However, Mexico is considerably poorer than the United States, whose per-capita GDP is more than three times higher.

List of All Countries by Per Capita Income
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Continent Country GDP Population GDP per Capita
Europe Monaco $7,672 mil 39,242 $195,505
Europe Liechtenstein $4,978 mil 38,128 $130,560
Asia Qatar $369,930 mil 2,881,053 $128,401
Europe Luxembourg $70,407 mil 625,978 $112,475
Asia Singapore $605,504 mil 5,850,342 $103,499
Asia Brunei $39,418 mil 437,479 $90,103
Europe Ireland $424,732 mil 4,937,786 $86,017
Asia United Arab Emirates $760,874 mil 9,890,402 $76,931
Asia Kuwait $323,945 mil 4,270,571 $75,855
Europe Norway $403,344 mil 5,421,241 $74,401
Europe Switzerland $566,911 mil 8,654,622 $65,504
North America United States $21,665,900 mil 331,002,651 $65,455
Europe Iceland $20,239 mil 341,243 $59,310
Europe San Marino $1,980 mil 33,931 $58,354
Asia Taiwan $1,366,000 mil 23,816,775 $57,355
Europe Netherlands $982,624 mil 17,134,872 $57,346
Asia Saudi Arabia $1,961,520 mil 34,813,871 $56,343
Europe Sweden $568,017 mil 10,099,265 $56,243
Europe Denmark $324,872 mil 5,792,202 $56,088
Europe Malta $24,544 mil 441,543 $55,587
Oceania Australia $1,384,020 mil 25,499,884 $54,276
Europe Germany $4,460,550 mil 83,783,942 $53,239
Europe Austria $475,484 mil 9,006,398 $52,794
North America Canada $1,910,000 mil 37,742,154 $50,607
Europe Belgium $572,053 mil 11,589,623 $49,359
Europe Finland $264,270 mil 5,540,720 $47,696
Asia South Korea $2,432,780 mil 51,269,185 $47,451
Europe United Kingdom $3,155,970 mil 67,886,011 $46,489
Asia Bahrain $78,377 mil 1,701,575 $46,061
Asia Japan $5,725,130 mil 126,476,461 $45,266
Europe France $3,046,130 mil 67,515,709 $45,117
Oceania New Zealand $210,525 mil 4,822,233 $43,657
Europe Andorra $3,327 mil 77,265 $43,060
Asia Israel $358,186 mil 8,655,535 $41,382
Asia Oman $210,173 mil 5,106,626 $41,157
Europe Spain $1,893,360 mil 46,754,778 $40,496
Europe Czech Republic $425,879 mil 10,708,981 $39,768
Europe Italy $2,399,060 mil 60,461,826 $39,679
Europe Lithuania $105,066 mil 2,722,289 $38,595
Europe Slovenia $78,775 mil 2,078,938 $37,892
Europe Estonia $48,943 mil 1,326,535 $36,895
Europe Slovakia $200,390 mil 5,459,642 $36,704
Asia Malaysia $1,183,260 mil 32,365,999 $36,559
Europe Hungary $347,813 mil 9,660,351 $36,004
Europe Poland $1,313,570 mil 37,846,611 $34,708
Europe Portugal $343,835 mil 10,196,709 $33,720
North America Bahamas $12,843 mil 393,244 $32,659
North America Trinidad and Tobago $45,165 mil 1,399,488 $32,273
Europe Latvia $60,387 mil 1,886,198 $32,015
North America Saint Kitts and Nevis $1,695 mil 53,199 $31,862
Asia Cyprus $37,404 mil 1,207,359 $30,980
Africa Seychelles $3,025 mil 98,347 $30,758
Europe Russia $4,406,630 mil 145,934,462 $30,196
Europe Greece $313,849 mil 10,423,054 $30,111
Asia Kazakhstan $563,356 mil 18,776,707 $30,003
Europe Romania $556,164 mil 19,237,691 $28,910
Asia Turkey $2,417,190 mil 84,339,067 $28,660
North America Antigua and Barbuda $2,758 mil 97,929 $28,163
North America Panama $117,084 mil 4,314,767 $27,136
Europe Croatia $110,323 mil 4,105,267 $26,874
South America Chile $510,835 mil 19,116,201 $26,723
Europe Bulgaria $178,518 mil 6,948,445 $25,692
Africa Mauritius $31,991 mil 1,271,768 $25,155
South America Uruguay $86,512 mil 3,473,730 $24,905
Asia Turkmenistan $135,437 mil 6,031,200 $22,456
Asia China $31,446,006 mil 1,447,470,092 $21,725
Europe Belarus $194,755 mil 9,449,323 $20,610
South America Argentina $920,972 mil 45,195,774 $20,377
Europe Serbia $139,258 mil 6,926,908 $20,104
Asia Thailand $1,399,180 mil 69,799,978 $20,046
North America Mexico $2,582,070 mil 128,932,753 $20,026
Europe Montenegro $12,537 mil 628,066 $19,961
Africa Equatorial Guinea $27,968 mil 1,402,985 $19,935
North America Dominican Republic $210,703 mil 10,847,910 $19,423
Africa Botswana $45,514 mil 2,351,627 $19,354
North America Barbados $5,515 mil 287,375 $19,191
Africa Gabon $41,795 mil 2,225,734 $18,778
Asia Azerbaijan $189,343 mil 10,139,177 $18,674
North America Costa Rica $94,058 mil 5,094,118 $18,464
Asia Iraq $742,149 mil 40,222,493 $18,451
Asia Iran $1,483,450 mil 83,992,949 $17,662
Europe North Macedonia $36,563 mil 2,083,374 $17,550
Asia Maldives $9,047 mil 540,544 $16,737
Oceania Palau $299 mil 18,094 $16,525
South America Brazil $3,479,340 mil 212,559,417 $16,369
South America Suriname $9,578 mil 586,632 $16,327
North America Grenada $1,819 mil 112,523 $16,166
South America Colombia $816,482 mil 50,882,891 $16,046
North America Saint Lucia $2,944 mil 183,627 $16,033
Africa Algeria $691,364 mil 43,851,044 $15,766
Asia Mongolia $51,254 mil 3,278,290 $15,634
Europe Bosnia and Herzegovina $50,164 mil 3,280,819 $15,290
Asia Indonesia $4,167,800 mil 273,523,615 $15,237
South America Guyana $11,903 mil 786,552 $15,133
Asia Sri Lanka $323,394 mil 21,413,249 $15,103
South America Peru $490,701 mil 32,971,854 $14,882
Africa Egypt $1,496,430 mil 102,334,404 $14,623
Europe Albania $41,926 mil 2,877,797 $14,569
South America Paraguay $101,732 mil 7,132,538 $14,263
Africa South Africa $808,806 mil 59,308,690 $13,637
Africa Tunisia $151,994 mil 11,818,619 $12,861
North America Saint Vincent and the Grenadines $1,425 mil 110,940 $12,845
Europe Kosovo $23,185 mil 1,810,463 $12,806
Oceania Fiji $10,994 mil 896,445 $12,264
Asia Georgia $48,605 mil 3,989,167 $12,184
North America Cuba $137,000 mil 11,326,616 $12,095
Asia Armenia $35,399 mil 2,963,243 $11,946
North America Dominica $858 mil 71,986 $11,919
Oceania Nauru $128 mil 10,824 $11,826
Asia Vietnam $1,129,100 mil 97,338,579 $11,600
South America Ecuador $203,363 mil 17,643,054 $11,527
Asia Bhutan $8,600 mil 771,608 $11,146
Africa Eswatini $12,837 mil 1,160,164 $11,065
Asia Lebanon $74,628 mil 6,825,445 $10,934
Africa Namibia $27,629 mil 2,540,905 $10,874
Asia Philippines $1,141,480 mil 109,581,078 $10,417
Asia Uzbekistan $338,973 mil 33,469,203 $10,128
Asia Jordan $98,550 mil 10,203,134 $9,659
North America Jamaica $27,980 mil 2,961,167 $9,449
Africa Libya $64,007 mil 6,871,292 $9,315
Europe Ukraine $401,794 mil 43,733,762 $9,187
North America Guatemala $162,054 mil 17,915,568 $9,045
Africa Morocco $338,620 mil 37,507,899 $9,028
Asia India $12,399,000 mil 1,380,004,385 $8,985
North America El Salvador $56,324 mil 6,486,205 $8,684
Asia Laos $62,348 mil 7,275,560 $8,570
North America Belize $3,263 mil 397,628 $8,206
South America Bolivia $95,701 mil 11,673,021 $8,198
Africa Cape Verde $4,511 mil 555,987 $8,113
Asia Myanmar $401,340 mil 54,409,800 $7,376
Africa Ghana $225,771 mil 31,072,940 $7,266
Africa Djibouti $7,037 mil 988,000 $7,122
South America Venezuela $202,009 mil 28,435,940 $7,104
Europe Moldova $28,275 mil 4,033,963 $7,009
Africa Ivory Coast $181,294 mil 26,378,274 $6,873
Africa Angola $208,589 mil 32,866,272 $6,347
Oceania Tonga $639 mil 105,695 $6,046
Africa Nigeria $1,232,910 mil 206,139,589 $5,981
Africa Republic of the Congo $32,375 mil 5,518,087 $5,867
Oceania Samoa $1,160 mil 198,414 $5,846
Asia Bangladesh $961,356 mil 164,689,383 $5,837
Africa Mauritania $26,669 mil 4,649,658 $5,736
Asia Pakistan $1,237,690 mil 220,892,340 $5,603
North America Honduras $53,566 mil 9,904,607 $5,408
North America Nicaragua $33,634 mil 6,624,554 $5,077
Asia Cambodia $82,410 mil 16,718,965 $4,929
Oceania Tuvalu $52 mil 11,792 $4,410
Africa Senegal $71,451 mil 16,743,927 $4,267
Asia Kyrgyzstan $27,728 mil 6,524,195 $4,250
Africa Zambia $76,862 mil 18,383,955 $4,181
Oceania Papua New Guinea $36,202 mil 8,947,024 $4,046
Africa Cameroon $106,093 mil 26,545,863 $3,997
Asia Tajikistan $37,313 mil 9,537,645 $3,912
Africa Kenya $210,345 mil 53,771,296 $3,912
Africa Benin $46,186 mil 12,123,200 $3,810
Oceania Marshall Islands $222 mil 59,190 $3,751
Africa Sudan $161,732 mil 43,849,260 $3,688
Asia Nepal $104,202 mil 29,136,808 $3,576
Africa Tanzania $211,757 mil 59,734,218 $3,545
Africa São Tomé and Príncipe $758 mil 219,159 $3,459
Africa Lesotho $7,066 mil 2,142,249 $3,298
Oceania Federated States of Micronesia $376 mil 115,023 $3,269
Africa Comoros $2,645 mil 869,601 $3,042
Africa Gambia $7,180 mil 2,416,668 $2,971
Africa Guinea $37,943 mil 13,132,795 $2,889
Oceania Vanuatu $886 mil 307,145 $2,885
Africa Uganda $131,426 mil 45,741,007 $2,873
Asia Syria $50,280 mil 17,500,658 $2,873
Africa Rwanda $35,074 mil 12,952,218 $2,708
Africa Zimbabwe $38,711 mil 14,862,924 $2,605
Asia Yemen $76,167 mil 29,825,964 $2,554
Africa Mali $51,428 mil 20,250,833 $2,540
Africa Burkina Faso $52,373 mil 20,903,273 $2,505
Africa Ethiopia $269,220 mil 114,963,588 $2,342
Oceania Kiribati $264 mil 119,449 $2,210
Oceania Solomon Islands $1,516 mil 686,884 $2,207
Africa South Sudan $24,541 mil 11,193,725 $2,192
Africa Chad $34,674 mil 16,425,864 $2,111
Africa Madagascar $57,180 mil 27,691,018 $2,065
Asia Afghanistan $79,678 mil 38,928,346 $2,047
Africa Eritrea $7,165 mil 3,546,421 $2,020
Africa Guinea-Bissau $3,847 mil 1,968,001 $1,955
Africa Togo $16,135 mil 8,278,724 $1,949
North America Haiti $20,774 mil 11,402,528 $1,822
Africa Sierra Leone $13,642 mil 7,976,983 $1,710
Asia East Timor $2,238 mil 1,318,445 $1,697
Africa Niger $38,810 mil 24,206,644 $1,603
Africa Mozambique $49,091 mil 31,255,435 $1,571
Asia North Korea $40,000 mil 25,778,816 $1,552
Africa Malawi $26,720 mil 19,129,952 $1,397
Africa Liberia $6,533 mil 5,057,681 $1,292
Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo $86,355 mil 89,561,403 $964
Africa Central African Republic $4,527 mil 4,829,767 $937
Africa Somalia $13,026 mil 15,893,222 $820
Africa Burundi $8,798 mil 11,890,784 $740
Europe Vatican City n/a 801 n/a
Methodology

Our data are derived from these sources.

  1. Population: Worldometers, 2020 estimates
  2. GDP: International Monetary Fund, 2020 estimates

We used the CIA World Factbook as a backup source for when no data was available. Numbers for small countries such as Monaco and San Marino may be a few years out of date.

Note that these numbers use Purchasing Power Parity, not current foreign exchange rates. We believe that this a better approximation of actual wealth, but other people disagree. You can read about this method here.

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Level 58
Feb 28, 2018
This is actually quite interesting. I'd be very interested in reading more of these. Are you planning on creating any more pages like this one?
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Level ∞
Feb 28, 2018
Yes. But only if it gets indexed by Google. I spent the an entire month making JetPunk data and it never got any traffic.
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Level ∞
Feb 16, 2019
And... Google hates it. This page gets about 1 visit per week. We won't be making more.
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Level 74
Feb 28, 2018
I think one of the headers should read "10 Richest Countries in Africa"
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Level ∞
Feb 28, 2018
Fixed.
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Level 58
Mar 5, 2018
It's amazing how much GDP can vary. Your source gives China a GDP of around $23 trillion, but simply googling, "gdp china" gives me a figure of half that, 11.2 trillion.
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Level ∞
Mar 7, 2018
That's the difference between Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) and nominal GDP. I think PPP is a better measure. Others disagree, but PPP is more consistent year to year and also has a higher correlation with life expectancy.
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Level 82
Nov 6, 2019
Ireland uses the modified gross national income not GDP now because GDP can be so skewed by companies restructuring but doesn't reflect the value seen by the population. GNI for Ireland is much lower, $64k according to one source but one report said just over the UK's figure for GDP so around $46k (as of 2019).
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Level 38
Sep 4, 2020
One takes into account the cost of living and other doesn´t, PPP all the way.
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Level 33
Oct 9, 2018
-time to pump out quizzes.................-
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Level 41
May 12, 2019
In the second to last paragraph, I believe it should read "when NO data is available."
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Level ∞
May 13, 2019
Okay
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Level 57
Apr 16, 2020
Of the world's 10 poorest countries, only 8 are located in Africa. North Korea and East Timor are both in Asia and in the top 10.
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Level 67
Apr 16, 2020
Yes, please change 'nine' to 'eight', as both North Korea and East Timor are in Asia.
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Level 70
Apr 16, 2020
I was just gonna comment that. Must've slipped unnoticed by the reviewers.
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Level ∞
Apr 16, 2020
Okay, this has been fixed.
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Level 51
Apr 21, 2020
You know, I like how you allow us to comment on almost everything! Thanks!
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Level 52
Apr 25, 2020
I’m using this to make the same chart, but in dollars and cents.