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 $196,205.

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?

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Continent Country GDP Population GDP per Capita
Europe Monaco $7,672 mil 39,102 $196,205
Asia Qatar $370,614 mil 2,743,901 $135,068
Europe Liechtenstein $4,978 mil 38,404 $129,622
Europe Luxembourg $67,145 mil 596,992 $112,472
Asia Singapore $589,187 mil 5,868,104 $100,405
Europe Ireland $408,996 mil 4,847,139 $84,379
Asia Brunei $36,854 mil 439,336 $83,886
Asia United Arab Emirates $757,525 mil 9,682,088 $78,240
Europe Norway $411,001 mil 5,400,916 $76,098
Asia Kuwait $319,541 mil 4,248,974 $75,204
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 $724 in 2019.

The Central African Republic is the second poorest, followed by the D.R. Congo, Niger, and Malawi. Of the world's ten poorest countries, nine are located in Africa.

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Country GDP Population GDP per Capita
Burundi $8,380 mil 11,575,964 $724
Central African Republic $3,867 mil 4,825,711 $801
Democratic Republic of the Congo $77,414 mil 86,727,573 $893
Niger $25,514 mil 23,176,691 $1,101
Malawi $25,037 mil 19,718,743 $1,270
Liberia $6,468 mil 4,977,720 $1,299
Mozambique $41,473 mil 31,408,823 $1,320
Somalia $22,285 mil 15,636,171 $1,425
North Korea $40,000 mil 25,727,408 $1,555
South Sudan $21,580 mil 13,263,184 $1,627
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 $6,767 in 2019.

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 $27,271 mil 4,029,750 $6,767
Ukraine $408,040 mil 43,795,220 $9,317
Kosovo $22,209 mil 1,907,592 $11,642
Albania $40,469 mil 2,938,428 $13,772
Bosnia and Herzegovina $49,598 mil 3,501,774 $14,164
Serbia $129,313 mil 8,733,407 $14,807
North Macedonia $34,203 mil 2,086,720 $16,391
Montenegro $12,438 mil 629,355 $19,763
Belarus $195,922 mil 9,433,874 $20,768
Bulgaria $170,655 mil 6,988,739 $24,419
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 $32,047 in 2019, 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 $3,067 mil 95,702 $32,047
Mauritius $31,705 mil 1,271,368 $24,938
Equatorial Guinea $29,162 mil 1,360,104 $21,441
Gabon $39,859 mil 2,109,099 $18,899
Botswana $44,360 mil 2,374,636 $18,681
Algeria $684,649 mil 42,679,018 $16,042
South Africa $813,100 mil 58,065,097 $14,003
Egypt $1,391,734 mil 101,168,745 $13,757
Tunisia $150,834 mil 11,783,168 $12,801
Libya $79,268 mil 6,569,864 $12,065
Is Canada Richer than the United States?

No. Measured by per-capita GDP, Canada is poorer than the United States. In 2019, the U.S. had a per-capita GDP of $64,859 while Canada's was just $50,878. 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 $20,087 in 2019, Mexico ranks 69th 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 39,102 $196,205
Asia Qatar $370,614 mil 2,743,901 $135,068
Europe Liechtenstein $4,978 mil 38,404 $129,622
Europe Luxembourg $67,145 mil 596,992 $112,472
Asia Singapore $589,187 mil 5,868,104 $100,405
Europe Ireland $408,996 mil 4,847,139 $84,379
Asia Brunei $36,854 mil 439,336 $83,886
Asia United Arab Emirates $757,525 mil 9,682,088 $78,240
Europe Norway $411,001 mil 5,400,916 $76,098
Asia Kuwait $319,541 mil 4,248,974 $75,204
Europe Switzerland $564,143 mil 8,608,259 $65,535
North America United States $21,344,667 mil 329,093,110 $64,859
Europe San Marino $2,071 mil 33,683 $61,485
Europe Iceland $20,169 mil 340,566 $59,222
Europe Netherlands $1,004,308 mil 17,132,908 $58,619
Asia Saudi Arabia $1,924,253 mil 34,140,662 $56,362
Europe Sweden $558,131 mil 10,053,135 $55,518
Asia Taiwan $1,305,652 mil 23,758,247 $54,956
Europe Austria $480,771 mil 8,766,201 $54,844
Oceania Australia $1,369,392 mil 25,088,636 $54,582
Europe Germany $4,467,238 mil 82,438,639 $54,189
Europe Denmark $311,966 mil 5,775,224 $54,018
Europe Malta $22,802 mil 433,245 $52,631
North America Canada $1,896,725 mil 37,279,811 $50,878
Europe Belgium $567,523 mil 11,562,784 $49,082
Europe Finland $266,088 mil 5,561,389 $47,846
Asia Bahrain $76,856 mil 1,637,896 $46,924
Europe United Kingdom $3,128,185 mil 66,959,016 $46,718
Asia Japan $5,749,550 mil 126,854,745 $45,324
Europe France $3,054,599 mil 67,767,973 $45,074
Asia South Korea $2,229,779 mil 51,339,238 $43,432
Europe Andorra $3,327 mil 77,072 $43,167
Oceania New Zealand $206,417 mil 4,792,409 $43,072
Europe Spain $1,938,007 mil 46,441,049 $41,730
Asia Israel $354,554 mil 8,583,916 $41,304
Europe Italy $2,442,144 mil 59,216,525 $41,241
Asia Oman $204,233 mil 5,001,875 $40,831
Europe Czech Republic $414,571 mil 10,630,589 $38,998
Europe Slovenia $79,946 mil 2,081,900 $38,400
Europe Slovakia $201,799 mil 5,450,987 $37,021
Europe Estonia $47,127 mil 1,303,798 $36,146
Europe Lithuania $101,611 mil 2,864,459 $35,473
Europe Hungary $328,921 mil 9,655,361 $34,066
Europe Poland $1,281,018 mil 38,028,278 $33,686
Europe Portugal $340,715 mil 10,254,666 $33,225
North America Trinidad and Tobago $45,149 mil 1,375,443 $32,825
Asia Malaysia $1,064,567 mil 32,454,455 $32,802
North America Bahamas $13,106 mil 403,095 $32,513
Africa Seychelles $3,067 mil 95,702 $32,047
Europe Latvia $60,732 mil 1,911,108 $31,778
North America Saint Kitts and Nevis $1,758 mil 56,345 $31,201
Asia Cyprus $36,378 mil 1,198,427 $30,355
Europe Russia $4,357,759 mil 143,895,551 $30,284
Europe Greece $325,870 mil 11,124,603 $29,293
Asia Kazakhstan $534,271 mil 18,592,970 $28,735
Europe Romania $541,807 mil 19,483,360 $27,809
South America Chile $506,978 mil 18,336,653 $27,648
Asia Turkey $2,274,072 mil 82,961,805 $27,411
North America Panama $115,194 mil 4,226,197 $27,257
Europe Croatia $112,180 mil 4,140,148 $27,096
North America Antigua and Barbuda $2,731 mil 104,084 $26,238
Africa Mauritius $31,705 mil 1,271,368 $24,938
Europe Bulgaria $170,655 mil 6,988,739 $24,419
South America Uruguay $84,628 mil 3,482,156 $24,303
Africa Equatorial Guinea $29,162 mil 1,360,104 $21,441
Europe Belarus $195,922 mil 9,433,874 $20,768
Asia Turkmenistan $121,875 mil 5,942,561 $20,509
South America Argentina $920,209 mil 45,101,781 $20,403
North America Mexico $2,658,041 mil 132,328,035 $20,087
Asia Thailand $1,390,484 mil 69,306,160 $20,063
Europe Montenegro $12,438 mil 629,355 $19,763
Asia China $27,915,633 mil 1,427,552,798 $19,555
Asia Maldives $8,608 mil 451,738 $19,055
Africa Gabon $39,859 mil 2,109,099 $18,899
Asia Azerbaijan $189,050 mil 10,014,575 $18,877
North America Barbados $5,398 mil 287,010 $18,808
Africa Botswana $44,360 mil 2,374,636 $18,681
Asia Iran $1,540,872 mil 82,820,766 $18,605
North America Costa Rica $92,415 mil 4,999,384 $18,485
North America Dominican Republic $202,450 mil 10,996,774 $18,410
Asia Iraq $704,392 mil 40,412,299 $17,430
North America Grenada $1,857 mil 108,825 $17,064
South America Brazil $3,495,578 mil 212,392,717 $16,458
Europe North Macedonia $34,203 mil 2,086,720 $16,391
South America Suriname $9,286 mil 573,085 $16,204
Africa Algeria $684,649 mil 42,679,018 $16,042
South America Colombia $784,747 mil 49,849,818 $15,742
Asia Lebanon $92,252 mil 6,065,922 $15,208
Asia Mongolia $47,088 mil 3,166,244 $14,872
Europe Serbia $129,313 mil 8,733,407 $14,807
North America Saint Lucia $2,666 mil 180,454 $14,774
South America Peru $483,929 mil 32,933,835 $14,694
Asia Sri Lanka $306,078 mil 21,018,859 $14,562
Oceania Nauru $161 mil 11,260 $14,298
South America Paraguay $99,513 mil 6,981,981 $14,253
Europe Bosnia and Herzegovina $49,598 mil 3,501,774 $14,164
Africa South Africa $813,100 mil 58,065,097 $14,003
Asia Indonesia $3,743,159 mil 269,536,482 $13,887
Europe Albania $40,469 mil 2,938,428 $13,772
Africa Egypt $1,391,734 mil 101,168,745 $13,757
Oceania Palau $286 mil 22,206 $12,879
Africa Tunisia $150,834 mil 11,783,168 $12,801
North America Saint Vincent and the Grenadines $1,373 mil 110,488 $12,427
Africa Libya $79,268 mil 6,569,864 $12,065
North America Cuba $137,000 mil 11,492,046 $11,921
South America Ecuador $202,043 mil 17,100,444 $11,815
Europe Kosovo $22,209 mil 1,907,592 $11,642
South America Venezuela $381,600 mil 32,779,868 $11,641
Asia Georgia $45,355 mil 3,904,204 $11,617
Asia Armenia $32,391 mil 2,936,706 $11,030
Africa Namibia $27,968 mil 2,641,996 $10,586
Oceania Fiji $9,583 mil 918,757 $10,430
North America Dominica $769 mil 74,679 $10,297
Asia Bhutan $8,314 mil 826,229 $10,063
Asia Jordan $97,180 mil 10,069,794 $9,651
North America Jamaica $27,973 mil 2,906,339 $9,625
Asia Philippines $1,032,289 mil 108,106,310 $9,549
Europe Ukraine $408,040 mil 43,795,220 $9,317
Africa Morocco $330,381 mil 36,635,156 $9,018
North America Belize $3,511 mil 390,231 $8,997
South America Guyana $7,041 mil 786,508 $8,952
North America Guatemala $153,398 mil 17,577,842 $8,727
Africa Eswatini $12,293 mil 1,415,414 $8,685
North America El Salvador $55,709 mil 6,445,405 $8,643
Asia India $11,468,022 mil 1,368,737,513 $8,379
Asia Laos $58,329 mil 7,064,242 $8,257
Asia Uzbekistan $267,518 mil 32,807,368 $8,154
Asia Vietnam $769,928 mil 97,429,061 $7,902
South America Bolivia $89,018 mil 11,379,861 $7,822
Africa Cape Verde $4,323 mil 560,349 $7,715
Africa Ghana $211,127 mil 30,096,970 $7,015
Asia Myanmar $372,699 mil 54,336,138 $6,859
Europe Moldova $27,271 mil 4,029,750 $6,767
Africa Angola $203,763 mil 31,787,566 $6,410
Oceania Samoa $1,234 mil 198,909 $6,204
Africa Nigeria $1,214,827 mil 200,962,417 $6,045
Oceania Tonga $655 mil 110,041 $5,952
Africa Republic of the Congo $32,516 mil 5,542,197 $5,867
Asia Pakistan $1,195,446 mil 204,596,442 $5,843
North America Nicaragua $34,550 mil 6,351,157 $5,440
North America Honduras $51,712 mil 9,568,688 $5,404
Asia East Timor $7,221 mil 1,352,360 $5,340
Asia Bangladesh $831,750 mil 168,065,920 $4,949
Asia Cambodia $76,605 mil 16,482,646 $4,648
Africa Ivory Coast $117,030 mil 25,531,083 $4,584
Africa Djibouti $4,313 mil 985,690 $4,376
Africa Zambia $76,520 mil 18,137,369 $4,219
Africa Mauritania $19,634 mil 4,661,149 $4,212
Asia Kyrgyzstan $25,905 mil 6,218,616 $4,166
Africa Sudan $176,721 mil 42,514,094 $4,157
Oceania Tuvalu $47 mil 11,393 $4,125
Oceania Marshall Islands $215 mil 53,211 $4,041
Africa Cameroon $101,124 mil 25,312,993 $3,995
Africa Senegal $64,778 mil 16,743,859 $3,869
Oceania Papua New Guinea $32,587 mil 8,586,525 $3,795
Africa Kenya $190,970 mil 52,214,791 $3,657
Africa São Tomé and Príncipe $765 mil 213,379 $3,585
Asia Tajikistan $33,244 mil 9,292,000 $3,578
Oceania Federated States of Micronesia $367 mil 106,983 $3,430
Africa Lesotho $7,300 mil 2,292,682 $3,184
Asia Nepal $93,330 mil 29,942,018 $3,117
Africa Tanzania $186,060 mil 60,913,557 $3,054
Oceania Vanuatu $855 mil 288,017 $2,969
Africa Gambia $6,497 mil 2,228,075 $2,916
Asia Syria $50,280 mil 18,499,181 $2,718
Asia Yemen $76,094 mil 29,579,986 $2,572
Africa Benin $30,032 mil 11,801,595 $2,545
Africa Guinea $33,101 mil 13,398,180 $2,471
Africa Mali $47,239 mil 19,689,140 $2,399
Africa Zimbabwe $41,031 mil 17,297,495 $2,372
Africa Rwanda $30,068 mil 12,794,412 $2,350
Oceania Solomon Islands $1,472 mil 635,254 $2,317
Africa Uganda $104,893 mil 45,711,874 $2,295
Africa Ethiopia $240,705 mil 110,135,635 $2,186
Oceania Kiribati $250 mil 120,428 $2,076
Africa Burkina Faso $41,903 mil 20,321,560 $2,062
Asia Afghanistan $76,158 mil 37,209,007 $2,047
Africa Chad $32,072 mil 15,814,345 $2,028
Africa Eritrea $10,579 mil 5,309,659 $1,992
North America Haiti $21,406 mil 11,242,856 $1,904
Africa Guinea-Bissau $3,597 mil 1,953,723 $1,841
Africa Togo $14,919 mil 8,186,384 $1,822
Africa Comoros $1,450 mil 850,910 $1,704
Africa Madagascar $45,948 mil 26,969,642 $1,704
Africa Sierra Leone $13,161 mil 7,883,123 $1,670
Africa South Sudan $21,580 mil 13,263,184 $1,627
Asia North Korea $40,000 mil 25,727,408 $1,555
Africa Somalia $22,285 mil 15,636,171 $1,425
Africa Mozambique $41,473 mil 31,408,823 $1,320
Africa Liberia $6,468 mil 4,977,720 $1,299
Africa Malawi $25,037 mil 19,718,743 $1,270
Africa Niger $25,514 mil 23,176,691 $1,101
Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo $77,414 mil 86,727,573 $893
Africa Central African Republic $3,867 mil 4,825,711 $801
Africa Burundi $8,380 mil 11,575,964 $724
Europe Vatican City n/a 799 n/a
Methodology

Our data are derived from these sources.

  1. Population: Worldometers, 2019 estimates
  2. GDP: International Monetary Fund, 2019 estimates

We used the CIA World Factbook as a backup source for when no data was available.

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 72
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 53
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 80
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 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