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 $198,268 in 2017.

Qatar and Liechtenstein follow at around $131,000 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?

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Country GDP Population GDP per Capita
Monaco $7,672 mil 38,695 $198,269
Qatar $347,887 mil 2,639,211 $131,815
Liechtenstein $4,978 mil 37,922 $131,269
Luxembourg $63,549 mil 583,455 $108,918
Singapore $514,837 mil 5,708,844 $90,182
Brunei $32,838 mil 428,697 $76,600
Kuwait $309,640 mil 4,136,528 $74,855
United Arab Emirates $693,765 mil 9,400,145 $73,804
Ireland $343,682 mil 4,761,657 $72,177
Norway $377,100 mil 5,305,383 $71,079
What is the World's Poorest Country?

Somalia is the world's poorest country. The war-torn country in eastern Africa had a GDP per capita of just $320 in 2017.

The Central African Republic is the second poorest, followed by Burundi and Liberia. Of the world's ten poorest countries, all are located in Africa.

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Country GDP Population GDP per Capita
Somalia $4,719 mil 14,742,523 $320
Central African Republic $3,411 mil 4,659,080 $732
Burundi $8,024 mil 10,864,245 $739
Liberia $3,960 mil 4,731,906 $837
Democratic Republic of the Congo $68,331 mil 81,339,988 $840
Niger $21,655 mil 21,477,348 $1,008
Malawi $22,577 mil 18,622,104 $1,212
Mozambique $37,321 mil 29,668,834 $1,258
Guinea $17,056 mil 12,717,176 $1,341
Sierra Leone $11,551 mil 7,557,212 $1,528
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 $4,988 in 2017.

Ukraine is the second poorest, followed by Kosovo and Serbia. 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 $20,207 mil 4,051,212 $4,988
Ukraine $368,047 mil 44,222,947 $8,323
Kosovo $19,509 mil 1,907,592 $10,227
Serbia $107,131 mil 8,790,574 $12,187
Albania $36,198 mil 2,930,187 $12,353
Bosnia and Herzegovina $44,462 mil 3,507,017 $12,678
Macedonia $31,924 mil 2,083,160 $15,325
Montenegro $10,934 mil 628,960 $17,384
Belarus $173,405 mil 9,468,338 $18,314
Bulgaria $152,079 mil 7,084,571 $21,466
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 $29,144 in 2017, 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 $2,761 mil 94,737 $29,144
Equatorial Guinea $30,807 mil 1,267,689 $24,302
Mauritius $27,507 mil 1,265,138 $21,742
Gabon $36,999 mil 2,025,137 $18,270
Botswana $39,054 mil 2,291,661 $17,042
Algeria $634,746 mil 41,318,142 $15,362
Libya $87,067 mil 6,374,616 $13,658
South Africa $761,926 mil 56,717,156 $13,434
Egypt $1,199,013 mil 97,553,151 $12,291
Tunisia $136,797 mil 11,532,127 $11,862
What is the Poorest Continent?

Africa is by far the poorest continent, with a per-capita GDP of $5,082 in 2017. Of the twenty poorest countries in the world, only North Korea and Haiti are not in Africa.

See: List of Continents by Per-Capita Income

What is the Richest Continent?

North America is the richest continent, with a per-capita GDP of $42,310 in 2017. While most countries in North America are not rich, the United States is both very large and very rich, which brings up the average of the whole continent.

See: List of Continents by Per-Capita Income

Is Canada Richer than the United States?

No. Measured by per-capita GDP, Canada is poorer than the United States. In 2017, the U.S. had a per-capita GDP of $59,675 while Canada's was just $48,159. However, this is mainly due to the earnings of high-income people. In terms of median household income, Canada slightly outperforms the United States.

Is Mexico a Poor Country?

No. Mexico is a middle-income country. With a per-capita GDP of $18,628 in 2017, Mexico ranks 68th out of 195 countries. This is comparable to Uruguay, Romania, or China. However, Mexico is considerably poorer than the United States, whose per-capita GDP is more than three times higher.

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Continent GDP Population GDP per Capita
North America $24,421,585 mil 577,201,194 $42,310
Oceania $1,465,041 mil 39,824,439 $36,787
Europe $26,548,509 mil 743,647,983 $35,700
South America $6,570,258 mil 424,107,976 $15,492
Asia $60,894,619 mil 4,491,520,199 $13,558
Africa $6,375,182 mil 1,254,581,741 $5,082
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Continent Country GDP Population GDP per Capita
Europe Monaco $7,672 mil 38,695 $198,269
Asia Qatar $347,887 mil 2,639,211 $131,815
Europe Liechtenstein $4,978 mil 37,922 $131,269
Europe Luxembourg $63,549 mil 583,455 $108,918
Asia Singapore $514,837 mil 5,708,844 $90,182
Asia Brunei $32,838 mil 428,697 $76,600
Asia Kuwait $309,640 mil 4,136,528 $74,855
Asia United Arab Emirates $693,765 mil 9,400,145 $73,804
Europe Ireland $343,682 mil 4,761,657 $72,177
Europe Norway $377,100 mil 5,305,383 $71,079
Europe San Marino $2,093 mil 33,400 $62,665
Europe Switzerland $514,162 mil 8,476,005 $60,661
North America United States $19,362,129 mil 324,459,463 $59,675
Asia Saudi Arabia $1,789,264 mil 32,938,213 $54,322
Europe Netherlands $907,619 mil 17,035,938 $53,277
Europe Iceland $17,846 mil 335,025 $53,268
Europe Sweden $522,849 mil 9,910,701 $52,756
Europe Germany $4,149,573 mil 82,114,224 $50,534
Oceania Australia $1,235,297 mil 24,450,561 $50,522
Asia Taiwan $1,177,052 mil 23,626,456 $49,819
Europe Denmark $284,040 mil 5,733,551 $49,540
Europe Austria $432,424 mil 8,735,453 $49,502
North America Canada $1,763,785 mil 36,624,199 $48,159
Asia Bahrain $69,922 mil 1,492,584 $46,846
Europe Belgium $529,289 mil 11,429,336 $46,310
Europe United Kingdom $2,880,254 mil 66,181,585 $43,520
Europe France $2,826,456 mil 64,979,548 $43,498
Europe Finland $239,662 mil 5,523,231 $43,392
Europe Andorra $3,327 mil 76,965 $43,227
Europe Malta $18,404 mil 430,835 $42,717
Asia Japan $5,405,072 mil 127,484,450 $42,398
Asia Oman $189,582 mil 4,636,262 $40,891
Asia South Korea $2,026,651 mil 50,982,212 $39,752
Oceania New Zealand $186,476 mil 4,705,818 $39,627
Europe Italy $2,307,073 mil 59,359,900 $38,866
Europe Spain $1,768,574 mil 46,354,321 $38,153
Asia Israel $316,120 mil 8,321,570 $37,988
Europe Czech Republic $368,659 mil 10,618,303 $34,719
Europe Slovenia $69,358 mil 2,079,976 $33,346
Europe Slovakia $179,527 mil 5,447,662 $32,955
North America Trinidad and Tobago $44,654 mil 1,369,125 $32,615
Europe Estonia $41,202 mil 1,309,632 $31,461
Europe Lithuania $90,387 mil 2,890,297 $31,273
Europe Portugal $310,651 mil 10,329,506 $30,074
Europe Hungary $284,266 mil 9,721,559 $29,241
Europe Poland $1,114,105 mil 38,170,712 $29,187
Asia Malaysia $922,057 mil 31,624,264 $29,157
Africa Seychelles $2,761 mil 94,737 $29,144
North America Saint Kitts and Nevis $1,544 mil 55,345 $27,898
Europe Russia $4,000,096 mil 143,989,754 $27,780
Europe Latvia $53,268 mil 1,949,670 $27,322
Europe Greece $302,150 mil 11,159,773 $27,075
Asia Turkey $2,132,717 mil 80,745,020 $26,413
Asia Cyprus $31,093 mil 1,179,551 $26,360
Asia Kazakhstan $472,563 mil 18,204,499 $25,959
South America Chile $455,941 mil 18,054,726 $25,253
North America Panama $100,512 mil 4,098,587 $24,524
Africa Equatorial Guinea $30,807 mil 1,267,689 $24,302
Europe Romania $470,312 mil 19,679,306 $23,899
Europe Croatia $100,006 mil 4,189,353 $23,871
North America Bahamas $9,374 mil 395,361 $23,710
North America Antigua and Barbuda $2,372 mil 102,012 $23,252
South America Uruguay $77,800 mil 3,456,750 $22,507
Africa Mauritius $27,507 mil 1,265,138 $21,742
Europe Bulgaria $152,079 mil 7,084,571 $21,466
South America Argentina $912,816 mil 44,271,041 $20,619
Asia Iran $1,630,859 mil 81,162,788 $20,094
North America Mexico $2,406,087 mil 129,163,276 $18,628
Europe Belarus $173,405 mil 9,468,338 $18,314
Africa Gabon $36,999 mil 2,025,137 $18,270
Asia Turkmenistan $103,987 mil 5,758,075 $18,059
Asia Thailand $1,228,941 mil 69,037,513 $17,801
North America Costa Rica $85,781 mil 4,905,769 $17,486
North America Barbados $4,983 mil 285,719 $17,440
Europe Montenegro $10,934 mil 628,960 $17,384
Africa Botswana $39,054 mil 2,291,661 $17,042
Asia Azerbaijan $167,431 mil 9,827,589 $17,037
Asia Iraq $641,005 mil 38,274,618 $16,748
Asia China $23,122,027 mil 1,409,517,397 $16,404
North America Dominican Republic $174,180 mil 10,766,998 $16,177
South America Brazil $3,219,129 mil 209,288,278 $15,381
Africa Algeria $634,746 mil 41,318,142 $15,362
Europe Macedonia $31,924 mil 2,083,160 $15,325
North America Grenada $1,588 mil 107,825 $14,728
South America Colombia $720,151 mil 49,065,615 $14,677
Asia Lebanon $88,786 mil 6,082,357 $14,597
South America Suriname $7,961 mil 563,402 $14,130
Oceania Palau $297 mil 21,729 $13,668
Africa Libya $87,067 mil 6,374,616 $13,658
Africa South Africa $761,926 mil 56,717,156 $13,434
Asia Maldives $5,853 mil 436,330 $13,414
South America Peru $429,711 mil 32,165,485 $13,359
Asia Sri Lanka $278,415 mil 20,876,917 $13,336
Oceania Nauru $151 mil 11,359 $13,293
Europe Bosnia and Herzegovina $44,462 mil 3,507,017 $12,678
South America Venezuela $404,109 mil 31,977,065 $12,637
Europe Albania $36,198 mil 2,930,187 $12,353
Africa Egypt $1,199,013 mil 97,553,151 $12,291
Asia Indonesia $3,242,966 mil 263,991,379 $12,284
Asia Mongolia $37,731 mil 3,075,647 $12,268
Europe Serbia $107,131 mil 8,790,574 $12,187
Africa Tunisia $136,797 mil 11,532,127 $11,862
North America Saint Vincent and the Grenadines $1,299 mil 109,897 $11,820
North America Saint Lucia $2,110 mil 178,844 $11,798
North America Cuba $132,900 mil 11,484,636 $11,572
North America Dominica $847 mil 73,925 $11,458
South America Ecuador $184,629 mil 16,624,858 $11,106
Africa Namibia $27,451 mil 2,533,794 $10,834
Europe Kosovo $19,509 mil 1,907,592 $10,227
Asia Georgia $39,318 mil 3,912,061 $10,050
South America Paraguay $68,005 mil 6,811,297 $9,984
Oceania Fiji $8,798 mil 905,502 $9,716
Asia Armenia $27,116 mil 2,930,450 $9,253
Asia Jordan $89,555 mil 9,702,353 $9,230
North America Jamaica $26,474 mil 2,890,299 $9,160
North America El Salvador $57,285 mil 6,377,853 $8,982
Asia Bhutan $7,045 mil 807,610 $8,723
North America Belize $3,252 mil 374,681 $8,679
Africa Morocco $300,556 mil 35,739,580 $8,410
Asia Philippines $878,980 mil 104,918,090 $8,378
Europe Ukraine $368,047 mil 44,222,947 $8,323
Africa Swaziland $11,352 mil 1,367,254 $8,303
South America Guyana $6,398 mil 777,859 $8,225
North America Guatemala $138,987 mil 16,913,503 $8,218
South America Bolivia $83,608 mil 11,051,600 $7,565
Asia India $9,446,789 mil 1,339,180,127 $7,054
Asia Uzbekistan $222,792 mil 31,910,641 $6,982
Africa Cape Verde $3,762 mil 546,388 $6,885
Asia Vietnam $648,243 mil 95,540,800 $6,785
Africa Angola $193,935 mil 29,784,193 $6,511
Asia Laos $44,639 mil 6,858,160 $6,509
Asia Myanmar $334,856 mil 53,370,609 $6,274
Africa Nigeria $1,124,627 mil 190,886,311 $5,892
Africa Republic of the Congo $30,607 mil 5,260,750 $5,818
North America Nicaragua $35,835 mil 6,217,581 $5,763
Oceania Samoa $1,129 mil 196,440 $5,747
Oceania Tonga $597 mil 108,020 $5,527
Asia Pakistan $1,060,569 mil 197,015,955 $5,383
Europe Moldova $20,207 mil 4,051,212 $4,988
North America Honduras $45,628 mil 9,265,067 $4,925
Africa Sudan $186,715 mil 40,533,330 $4,606
Africa Ghana $131,498 mil 28,833,629 $4,561
Asia Bangladesh $686,598 mil 164,669,751 $4,170
Asia Cambodia $64,405 mil 16,005,373 $4,024
Africa Zambia $68,648 mil 17,094,130 $4,016
Africa Ivory Coast $95,887 mil 24,294,750 $3,947
Africa Mauritania $17,421 mil 4,420,184 $3,941
Asia East Timor $4,975 mil 1,296,311 $3,838
Africa Djibouti $3,658 mil 956,985 $3,822
Asia Kyrgyzstan $22,737 mil 6,045,117 $3,761
Oceania Tuvalu $41 mil 11,192 $3,663
Oceania Papua New Guinea $29,481 mil 8,251,162 $3,573
Oceania Marshall Islands $188 mil 53,127 $3,539
Africa Cameroon $81,535 mil 24,053,727 $3,390
Africa Sao Tome and Principe $685 mil 204,327 $3,352
Africa Kenya $164,340 mil 49,699,862 $3,307
Oceania Federated States of Micronesia $345 mil 105,544 $3,269
Africa Lesotho $7,287 mil 2,233,339 $3,263
Asia Tajikistan $27,802 mil 8,921,343 $3,116
Africa Tanzania $163,522 mil 57,310,019 $2,853
Oceania Vanuatu $772 mil 276,244 $2,795
Asia Syria $50,280 mil 18,269,868 $2,752
Africa Senegal $43,326 mil 15,850,567 $2,733
Asia Nepal $77,147 mil 29,304,998 $2,633
Asia Yemen $74,250 mil 28,250,420 $2,628
Africa Benin $25,407 mil 11,175,692 $2,273
Africa Mali $40,974 mil 18,541,980 $2,210
Africa Uganda $91,212 mil 42,862,958 $2,128
Oceania Solomon Islands $1,247 mil 611,343 $2,040
Africa Rwanda $24,717 mil 12,208,407 $2,025
Africa Chad $29,730 mil 14,899,994 $1,995
Africa Eritrea $9,678 mil 5,068,831 $1,909
Oceania Kiribati $222 mil 116,398 $1,907
Asia Afghanistan $67,462 mil 35,530,081 $1,899
Africa Ethiopia $194,980 mil 104,957,438 $1,858
Africa Burkina Faso $35,598 mil 19,193,382 $1,855
North America Haiti $19,979 mil 10,981,229 $1,819
Africa Zimbabwe $29,795 mil 16,529,904 $1,802
Africa Gambia $3,607 mil 2,100,568 $1,717
Africa Guinea-Bissau $3,089 mil 1,861,283 $1,660
Africa Comoros $1,329 mil 813,912 $1,633
Africa South Sudan $20,423 mil 12,575,714 $1,624
Africa Togo $12,494 mil 7,797,694 $1,602
Asia North Korea $40,000 mil 25,490,965 $1,569
Africa Madagascar $40,055 mil 25,570,895 $1,566
Africa Sierra Leone $11,551 mil 7,557,212 $1,528
Africa Guinea $17,056 mil 12,717,176 $1,341
Africa Mozambique $37,321 mil 29,668,834 $1,258
Africa Malawi $22,577 mil 18,622,104 $1,212
Africa Niger $21,655 mil 21,477,348 $1,008
Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo $68,331 mil 81,339,988 $840
Africa Liberia $3,960 mil 4,731,906 $837
Africa Burundi $8,024 mil 10,864,245 $739
Africa Central African Republic $3,411 mil 4,659,080 $732
Africa Somalia $4,719 mil 14,742,523 $320
Europe Vatican City n/a 792 n/a
Methodology

These numbers are derived from two different sources.

  1. Population estimates: United Nations; July 1, 2017
  2. GDP estimates: International Monetary Fund via Wikipedia; 2017

If no data, was available for 2017, we used data for previous years, and the CIA World Factbook was used as a backup source for when data was incomplete.

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 55
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 71
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 52
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 49
Apr 4, 2018
This whole page is completely fascinating! I'm surprised by the fact that Europe comes below Oceania overall. I presume that this is due to the small nations that make up Oceania (plus Australia and New Zealand) and the number of poorer nations in Eastern Europe. Anyway, thanks for that!
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level 33
Oct 9, 2018
-time to pump out quizzes.................-