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 $194,174.

Liechtenstein follows at around $130,000 while Luxembourg, Singapore, and Ireland 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 39,511 $194,174
Liechtenstein $4,978 mil 38,250 $130,144
Luxembourg $78,309 mil 634,814 $123,357
Singapore $600,063 mil 5,896,686 $101,763
Ireland $500,270 mil 4,982,907 $100,397
Qatar $273,040 mil 2,930,528 $93,171
Switzerland $660,862 mil 8,715,494 $75,826
Norway $374,994 mil 5,465,630 $68,609
United Arab Emirates $683,182 mil 9,991,089 $68,379
United States $22,675,270 mil 332,915,073 $68,111
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 $771 in 2021.

Somalia is the second poorest, followed by the Central African Republic, South Sudan, and Mali. Of the world's ten poorest countries, nine are located in Africa.

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Country GDP Population GDP per Capita
Burundi $9,446 mil 12,255,433 $771
Somalia $14,574 mil 16,359,504 $891
Central African Republic $4,985 mil 4,919,981 $1,013
South Sudan $11,693 mil 11,381,378 $1,027
Malawi $21,576 mil 19,647,684 $1,098
Democratic Republic of the Congo $106,138 mil 92,377,993 $1,149
Mozambique $42,460 mil 32,163,047 $1,320
Niger $33,162 mil 25,130,817 $1,320
Liberia $7,706 mil 5,180,203 $1,488
North Korea $40,000 mil 25,887,041 $1,545
What is the Poorest Country in Europe?

Moldova is the poorest country in Europe. The former Soviet republic had a per-capita GDP of just $8,923 in 2021.

Kosovo is the second poorest, followed by Ukraine, Albania, and Bosnia. 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 $35,906 mil 4,024,019 $8,923
Kosovo $21,680 mil 1,873,160 $11,574
Ukraine $576,106 mil 43,466,819 $13,254
Albania $43,553 mil 2,872,933 $15,160
Bosnia and Herzegovina $51,996 mil 3,263,466 $15,933
North Macedonia $36,673 mil 2,082,658 $17,609
Belarus $192,626 mil 9,442,862 $20,399
Serbia $141,927 mil 6,824,390 $20,797
Montenegro $13,313 mil 628,053 $21,197
Bulgaria $174,998 mil 6,896,663 $25,374
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 $25,893 in 2021, 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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Continent Country GDP Population GDP per Capita
Africa Seychelles $2,561 mil 98,908 $25,893
Africa Mauritius $27,909 mil 1,273,433 $21,916
Africa Equatorial Guinea $26,485 mil 1,449,896 $18,267
Africa Botswana $43,389 mil 2,397,241 $18,100
Africa Gabon $34,676 mil 2,278,825 $15,217
Africa Libya $92,083 mil 6,958,532 $13,233
Africa Egypt $1,346,230 mil 104,258,327 $12,912
Africa South Africa $753,113 mil 60,041,994 $12,543
Africa Algeria $514,748 mil 44,616,624 $11,537
Africa Tunisia $127,325 mil 11,935,766 $10,668
Is Canada Richer than the United States?

No. Measured by per-capita GDP, Canada is poorer than the United States. In 2021, the U.S. had a per-capita GDP of $68,111 while Canada's was just $51,981. However, this is mainly due to the earnings of high-income people. In terms of median household income, there is a much smaller difference between the two countries.

Is Mexico a Poor Country?

No. Mexico is a middle-income country. With a per-capita GDP of $20,066 in 2021, Mexico ranks 70th 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 39,511 $194,174
Europe Liechtenstein $4,978 mil 38,250 $130,144
Europe Luxembourg $78,309 mil 634,814 $123,357
Asia Singapore $600,063 mil 5,896,686 $101,763
Europe Ireland $500,270 mil 4,982,907 $100,397
Asia Qatar $273,040 mil 2,930,528 $93,171
Europe Switzerland $660,862 mil 8,715,494 $75,826
Europe Norway $374,994 mil 5,465,630 $68,609
Asia United Arab Emirates $683,182 mil 9,991,089 $68,379
North America United States $22,675,270 mil 332,915,073 $68,111
Asia Brunei $29,731 mil 441,532 $67,336
Europe Iceland $21,520 mil 343,353 $62,676
Europe Denmark $359,048 mil 5,813,298 $61,763
Europe Netherlands $1,055,500 mil 17,173,099 $61,462
Europe San Marino $2,086 mil 34,017 $61,322
Asia Taiwan $1,403,660 mil 23,855,010 $58,841
Europe Sweden $589,751 mil 10,160,169 $58,045
Europe Austria $517,860 mil 9,043,070 $57,266
Europe Germany $4,743,670 mil 83,900,473 $56,539
Oceania Australia $1,415,560 mil 25,788,215 $54,892
Europe Belgium $623,720 mil 11,632,326 $53,620
Europe Malta $23,501 mil 442,784 $53,076
North America Canada $1,978,820 mil 38,067,903 $51,981
Europe Finland $286,858 mil 5,548,360 $51,701
Europe France $3,231,930 mil 65,426,179 $49,398
Asia Saudi Arabia $1,705,520 mil 35,340,683 $48,259
Asia Kuwait $208,323 mil 4,328,550 $48,128
Asia South Korea $2,436,870 mil 51,305,186 $47,498
Oceania New Zealand $226,566 mil 4,860,643 $46,612
Europe United Kingdom $3,174,920 mil 68,207,116 $46,548
Asia Israel $399,488 mil 8,789,774 $45,449
Asia Bahrain $77,624 mil 1,748,296 $44,400
Asia Japan $5,585,790 mil 126,050,804 $44,314
Europe Italy $2,610,560 mil 60,367,477 $43,244
Europe Andorra $3,327 mil 77,355 $43,010
Europe Czech Republic $460,933 mil 10,724,555 $42,979
Europe Lithuania $114,035 mil 2,689,862 $42,394
Europe Spain $1,959,040 mil 46,745,216 $41,909
Europe Slovenia $85,889 mil 2,078,724 $41,318
Europe Estonia $52,813 mil 1,325,185 $39,853
Europe Portugal $370,497 mil 10,167,925 $36,438
Europe Poland $1,363,770 mil 37,797,005 $36,081
Europe Hungary $342,708 mil 9,634,164 $35,572
Europe Slovakia $190,277 mil 5,460,721 $34,845
Europe Latvia $63,539 mil 1,866,942 $34,034
North America Bahamas $13,254 mil 396,913 $33,393
Europe Romania $636,481 mil 19,127,774 $33,275
Asia Turkey $2,749,570 mil 85,042,738 $32,332
Europe Greece $325,304 mil 10,370,744 $31,367
Asia Cyprus $37,271 mil 1,215,584 $30,661
North America Panama $131,807 mil 4,381,579 $30,082
Asia Malaysia $978,781 mil 32,776,194 $29,863
Europe Russia $4,328,120 mil 145,912,025 $29,663
Europe Croatia $119,532 mil 4,081,651 $29,285
Asia Kazakhstan $526,746 mil 18,994,962 $27,731
Asia Oman $138,998 mil 5,223,375 $26,611
North America Trinidad and Tobago $36,413 mil 1,403,375 $25,947
Africa Seychelles $2,561 mil 98,908 $25,893
South America Chile $491,535 mil 19,212,361 $25,584
Europe Bulgaria $174,998 mil 6,896,663 $25,374
South America Uruguay $83,170 mil 3,485,151 $23,864
South America Guyana $18,357 mil 790,326 $23,227
North America Saint Kitts and Nevis $1,196 mil 53,544 $22,337
South America Argentina $1,015,010 mil 45,605,826 $22,256
Africa Mauritius $27,909 mil 1,273,433 $21,916
Europe Montenegro $13,313 mil 628,053 $21,197
North America Costa Rica $107,095 mil 5,139,052 $20,839
Europe Serbia $141,927 mil 6,824,390 $20,797
Europe Belarus $192,626 mil 9,442,862 $20,399
North America Mexico $2,613,800 mil 130,262,216 $20,066
North America Dominican Republic $208,957 mil 10,953,703 $19,076
Asia Thailand $1,329,320 mil 69,950,850 $19,004
Asia China $26,656,770 mil 1,444,216,107 $18,458
North America Antigua and Barbuda $1,804 mil 98,731 $18,272
Africa Equatorial Guinea $26,485 mil 1,449,896 $18,267
Africa Botswana $43,389 mil 2,397,241 $18,100
Europe North Macedonia $36,673 mil 2,082,658 $17,609
Asia Turkmenistan $104,539 mil 6,117,924 $17,087
Asia Maldives $8,972 mil 543,617 $16,504
Europe Bosnia and Herzegovina $51,996 mil 3,263,466 $15,933
South America Brazil $3,328,460 mil 213,993,437 $15,554
North America Grenada $1,747 mil 113,021 $15,457
South America Colombia $780,262 mil 51,265,844 $15,220
Africa Gabon $34,676 mil 2,278,825 $15,217
South America Suriname $8,992 mil 591,800 $15,194
Europe Albania $43,553 mil 2,872,933 $15,160
Asia Azerbaijan $151,866 mil 10,223,342 $14,855
Asia Lebanon $99,761 mil 6,769,146 $14,738
Asia Georgia $58,226 mil 3,979,765 $14,631
North America Barbados $4,136 mil 287,711 $14,376
Asia Sri Lanka $306,997 mil 21,497,310 $14,281
North America Saint Lucia $2,539 mil 184,400 $13,769
South America Paraguay $98,929 mil 7,219,638 $13,703
Asia Armenia $40,500 mil 2,968,127 $13,645
Asia Iran $1,148,580 mil 85,028,759 $13,508
Europe Ukraine $576,106 mil 43,466,819 $13,254
Africa Libya $92,083 mil 6,958,532 $13,233
South America Peru $439,262 mil 33,359,418 $13,168
Africa Egypt $1,346,230 mil 104,258,327 $12,912
North America Saint Vincent and the Grenadines $1,418 mil 111,263 $12,745
Asia Mongolia $42,412 mil 3,329,289 $12,739
Asia Indonesia $3,507,240 mil 276,361,783 $12,691
Oceania Palau $229 mil 18,169 $12,604
Africa South Africa $753,113 mil 60,041,994 $12,543
Oceania Fiji $11,126 mil 902,906 $12,322
Oceania Nauru $132 mil 10,876 $12,137
North America Cuba $137,000 mil 11,317,505 $12,105
Asia Vietnam $1,148,050 mil 98,168,833 $11,695
North America Dominica $841 mil 72,167 $11,654
Europe Kosovo $21,680 mil 1,873,160 $11,574
Africa Algeria $514,748 mil 44,616,624 $11,537
Asia Bhutan $8,977 mil 779,898 $11,510
South America Ecuador $201,194 mil 17,888,475 $11,247
Africa Tunisia $127,325 mil 11,935,766 $10,668
Asia Jordan $109,296 mil 10,269,021 $10,643
Asia Iraq $413,316 mil 41,179,350 $10,037
Africa Namibia $24,843 mil 2,587,344 $9,602
North America Jamaica $28,209 mil 2,973,463 $9,487
Asia Philippines $1,000,620 mil 111,046,913 $9,011
Europe Moldova $35,906 mil 4,024,019 $8,923
Africa Eswatini $10,424 mil 1,172,362 $8,891
North America El Salvador $57,952 mil 6,518,499 $8,890
South America Bolivia $105,063 mil 11,832,940 $8,879
North America Guatemala $158,570 mil 18,249,860 $8,689
Asia Laos $62,797 mil 7,379,358 $8,510
Asia Uzbekistan $270,013 mil 33,935,763 $7,957
Africa Morocco $291,495 mil 37,344,795 $7,806
Asia India $10,207,290 mil 1,393,409,038 $7,325
Africa Cape Verde $3,852 mil 561,898 $6,855
North America Belize $2,626 mil 404,914 $6,485
Africa Angola $219,841 mil 33,933,610 $6,479
Africa Djibouti $6,040 mil 1,002,187 $6,027
Africa Ghana $186,682 mil 31,732,129 $5,883
Asia Bangladesh $966,485 mil 166,303,498 $5,812
Oceania Tonga $616 mil 106,760 $5,770
Africa Ivory Coast $156,038 mil 27,053,629 $5,768
North America Honduras $57,649 mil 10,062,991 $5,729
North America Nicaragua $36,964 mil 6,702,385 $5,515
Oceania Samoa $1,077 mil 200,149 $5,381
Africa Mauritania $25,409 mil 4,775,119 $5,321
Africa Nigeria $1,116,260 mil 211,400,708 $5,280
Asia Kyrgyzstan $33,918 mil 6,628,356 $5,117
South America Venezuela $144,737 mil 28,704,954 $5,042
Asia Pakistan $1,110,080 mil 225,199,937 $4,929
Africa Kenya $262,669 mil 54,985,698 $4,777
Asia Myanmar $258,677 mil 54,806,012 $4,720
Asia Cambodia $78,065 mil 16,946,438 $4,607
Oceania Tuvalu $52 mil 11,931 $4,358
Africa Sudan $185,742 mil 44,909,353 $4,136
Asia Nepal $122,629 mil 29,674,920 $4,132
Africa São Tomé and Príncipe $875 mil 223 $3,917
Oceania Papua New Guinea $35,464 mil 9,119,010 $3,889
Asia Tajikistan $37,235 mil 9,749,627 $3,819
Africa Cameroon $101,950 mil 27,224,265 $3,745
Africa Senegal $62,412 mil 17,196,301 $3,629
Africa Benin $44,616 mil 12,451,040 $3,583
Africa Republic of the Congo $20,005 mil 5,657,013 $3,536
Oceania Marshall Islands $210 mil 59,610 $3,523
Africa Zambia $64,638 mil 18,920,651 $3,416
Africa Comoros $2,785 mil 888,451 $3,135
Asia East Timor $4,192 mil 1,343,873 $3,119
Oceania Federated States of Micronesia $354 mil 116,254 $3,045
North America Haiti $34,189 mil 11,541,685 $2,962
Africa Guinea $39,093 mil 13,497,244 $2,896
Africa Tanzania $171,006 mil 61,498,437 $2,781
Africa Zimbabwe $41,794 mil 15,092,171 $2,769
Asia Syria $50,280 mil 18,275,702 $2,751
Africa Lesotho $5,904 mil 2,159,079 $2,734
Oceania Vanuatu $816 mil 314,464 $2,595
Africa Ethiopia $293,485 mil 117,876,227 $2,490
Africa Uganda $114,896 mil 47,123,531 $2,438
Africa Rwanda $31,848 mil 13,276,513 $2,399
Africa Mali $49,987 mil 20,855,735 $2,397
Africa Gambia $5,942 mil 2,486,945 $2,389
Oceania Solomon Islands $1,662 mil 703,996 $2,361
Africa Burkina Faso $50,225 mil 21,497,096 $2,336
Africa Togo $19,199 mil 8,478,250 $2,265
Oceania Kiribati $270 mil 121,392 $2,224
Africa Guinea-Bissau $4,469 mil 2,015,494 $2,217
Asia Yemen $64,042 mil 30,490,640 $2,100
Asia Afghanistan $83,370 mil 39,835,428 $2,093
Africa Eritrea $6,706 mil 3,601,467 $1,862
Africa Sierra Leone $14,449 mil 8,141,343 $1,775
Africa Madagascar $46,350 mil 28,427,328 $1,630
Africa Chad $27,421 mil 16,914,985 $1,621
Asia North Korea $40,000 mil 25,887,041 $1,545
Africa Liberia $7,706 mil 5,180,203 $1,488
Africa Mozambique $42,460 mil 32,163,047 $1,320
Africa Niger $33,162 mil 25,130,817 $1,320
Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo $106,138 mil 92,377,993 $1,149
Africa Malawi $21,576 mil 19,647,684 $1,098
Africa South Sudan $11,693 mil 11,381,378 $1,027
Africa Central African Republic $4,985 mil 4,919,981 $1,013
Africa Somalia $14,574 mil 16,359,504 $891
Africa Burundi $9,446 mil 12,255,433 $771
Europe Vatican City n/a 800 n/a
Methodology

Our data are derived from these sources.

  1. Population: World Population Review, 2021 estimates
  2. GDP: International Monetary Fund, 2021 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 59
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 75
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 60
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 84
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 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.
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Level 40
Feb 15, 2021
never knew North Korea was one of the poorest countries lol
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Level 45
May 3, 2021
wow usa so high yet my parents still wont spring for a new car :(
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Level 31
Jul 24, 2021
South Sudan is now the world's poorest country, not Burundi.