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 $203,404 as of 2015. Note that this number hasn't been updated in some time. I estimate their current GDP per capital to be around $286,000 assuming that their growth has been the same as that of the United States.

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

10 Richest Countries
ContinentCountryGDP per Capita
AsiaUnited Arab Emirates$88,221
North AmericaUnited States$80,035
What is the World's Poorest Country?

South Sudan is the world's poorest country. This war-torn African nation had a GDP per capita of just $516 as of 2022.

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

10 Poorest Countries
ContinentCountryGDP per Capita
AfricaSouth Sudan$516
AfricaCentral African Republic$1,127
AfricaDemocratic Republic of the Congo$1,474
AsiaNorth Korea$1,588
What is the Poorest Country in Europe?

Ukraine is the poorest country in Europe. The invaded nation has an estimated per-capita GDP of just $13,901 as of 2023.

10 Poorest Countries in Europe
CountryGDP per Capita
Bosnia and Herzegovina$19,604
North Macedonia$21,111
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 $39,662 as of 2023, the island nation is buoyed by a strong tourism industry. Among countries on the continent itself, Libya 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.

10 Richest Countries in Africa
CountryGDP per Capita
Equatorial Guinea$18,510
South Africa$16,091
Is Canada Richer than the United States?

No. Measured by per-capita GDP, Canada is poorer than the United States. As of 2023, the U.S. has a per-capita GDP of $80,035 while Canada's is just $60,177. 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 $23,820 in 2022, Mexico ranks 73rd out of 195 countries. This is comparable to Serbia, 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
ContinentCountrySourceYearGDPGDP per Capita
EuropeMonacoCIA World Factbook2015$7,672 mil$203,404
EuropeIrelandIMF2023$752,831 mil$145,196
EuropeLuxembourgIMF2023$93,618 mil$142,490
AsiaSingaporeIMF2023$757,726 mil$133,895
EuropeLiechtensteinCIA World Factbook2014$4,978 mil$133,735
AsiaQatarIMF2023$326,731 mil$124,834
AsiaUnited Arab EmiratesIMF2023$890,171 mil$88,221
EuropeSwitzerlandIMF2023$774,472 mil$87,963
EuropeNorwayIMF2023$452,996 mil$82,655
North AmericaUnited StatesIMF2023$26,854,599 mil$80,035
EuropeSan MarinoIMF2023$2,694 mil$78,926
AsiaBruneiIMF2023$33,387 mil$75,583
EuropeDenmarkIMF2023$432,489 mil$73,386
AsiaTaiwanIMF2023$1,710,399 mil$73,344
EuropeNetherlandsIMF2023$1,290,947 mil$72,973
EuropeIcelandIMF2023$26,569 mil$69,779
EuropeAustriaIMF2023$630,387 mil$69,502
EuropeAndorraIMF2023$5,704 mil$68,998
EuropeGermanyIMF2023$5,545,656 mil$66,132
EuropeSwedenIMF2023$712,023 mil$65,842
EuropeBelgiumIMF2023$766,025 mil$65,501
OceaniaAustraliaIMF2023$1,718,097 mil$65,366
AsiaSaudi ArabiaIMF2023$2,300,967 mil$64,836
EuropeMaltaIMF2023$32,495 mil$61,939
EuropeFinlandIMF2023$338,004 mil$60,897
South AmericaGuyanaIMF2023$48,156 mil$60,648
AsiaBahrainIMF2023$95,784 mil$60,596
North AmericaCanadaIMF2023$2,385,124 mil$60,177
EuropeFranceIMF2023$3,872,729 mil$58,828
AsiaSouth KoreaIMF2023$2,924,038 mil$56,706
EuropeUnited KingdomIMF2023$3,846,931 mil$56,471
AsiaIsraelIMF2023$533,992 mil$54,997
AsiaCyprusIMF2023$49,857 mil$54,611
EuropeItalyIMF2023$3,195,548 mil$54,216
OceaniaNew ZealandIMF2023$278,904 mil$54,046
AsiaKuwaitIMF2023$259,640 mil$53,037
EuropeSloveniaIMF2023$111,293 mil$52,641
AsiaJapanIMF2023$6,456,527 mil$51,809
EuropeCzech RepublicIMF2023$536,906 mil$50,961
EuropeSpainIMF2023$2,363,535 mil$49,448
EuropeLithuaniaIMF2023$137,389 mil$49,266
EuropeEstoniaIMF2023$61,757 mil$46,385
EuropePolandIMF2023$1,705,282 mil$45,343
EuropePortugalIMF2023$460,130 mil$44,707
North AmericaBahamasIMF2023$17,479 mil$43,913
EuropeHungaryIMF2023$426,941 mil$43,907
EuropeCroatiaIMF2023$163,356 mil$42,531
AsiaOmanIMF2023$201,531 mil$42,188
EuropeRomaniaIMF2023$783,903 mil$41,634
EuropeSlovakiaIMF2023$225,706 mil$41,515
AsiaTurkeyIMF2023$3,572,551 mil$41,412
EuropeLatviaIMF2023$75,910 mil$40,256
North AmericaPanamaIMF2023$178,900 mil$40,177
AfricaSeychellesIMF2023$3,958 mil$39,662
EuropeGreeceIMF2023$418,113 mil$39,478
AsiaMalaysiaIMF2023$1,230,823 mil$36,847
AsiaMaldivesIMF2023$14,448 mil$36,358
EuropeRussiaIMF2023$4,988,829 mil$34,837
AsiaKazakhstanIMF2023$652,597 mil$32,688
North AmericaTrinidad and TobagoIMF2023$45,556 mil$32,054
EuropeBulgariaIMF2023$216,267 mil$32,006
North AmericaSaint Kitts and NevisIMF2023$1,747 mil$29,662
South AmericaChileIMF2023$595,599 mil$29,613
AfricaMauritiusIMF2023$36,794 mil$29,164
South AmericaUruguayIMF2023$102,503 mil$28,740
EuropeMontenegroIMF2023$17,282 mil$27,761
South AmericaArgentinaIMF2023$1,274,807 mil$27,261
North AmericaCosta RicaIMF2023$139,482 mil$26,422
North AmericaDominican RepublicIMF2023$277,741 mil$25,896
EuropeSerbiaIMF2023$173,365 mil$25,432
AfricaLibyaIMF2023$168,371 mil$24,599
North AmericaAntigua and BarbudaIMF2023$2,454 mil$24,012
North AmericaMexicoIMF2023$3,125,902 mil$23,820
EuropeBelarusIMF2023$217,040 mil$23,447
AsiaChinaIMF2023$33,014,998 mil$23,382
AsiaThailandIMF2023$1,591,402 mil$22,675
AsiaGeorgiaIMF2023$80,611 mil$21,922
EuropeNorth MacedoniaIMF2023$43,674 mil$21,111
North AmericaGrenadaIMF2023$2,297 mil$20,075
AsiaTurkmenistanIMF2023$126,355 mil$19,974
EuropeBosnia and HerzegovinaIMF2023$67,908 mil$19,604
AsiaIranIMF2023$1,691,819 mil$19,548
AsiaArmeniaIMF2023$57,740 mil$19,489
South AmericaColombiaIMF2023$1,014,978 mil$19,460
AfricaBotswanaIMF2023$52,214 mil$19,398
AfricaGabonIMF2023$41,992 mil$19,197
EuropeAlbaniaIMF2023$54,392 mil$19,029
North AmericaBarbadosIMF2023$5,470 mil$18,858
South AmericaBrazilIMF2023$4,020,381 mil$18,686
AsiaAzerbaijanIMF2023$193,478 mil$18,669
AfricaEquatorial GuineaIMF2023$28,583 mil$18,510
North AmericaSaint LuciaIMF2023$3,399 mil$18,435
South AmericaSurinameIMF2023$11,508 mil$18,427
North AmericaSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesIMF2023$1,975 mil$17,793
AfricaEgyptIMF2023$1,803,584 mil$16,979
EuropeMoldovaIMF2023$42,028 mil$16,840
OceaniaPalauIMF2023$290 mil$16,394
South AmericaPeruIMF2023$556,680 mil$16,132
AfricaSouth AfricaIMF2023$990,030 mil$16,091
AsiaIndonesiaIMF2023$4,398,729 mil$15,855
OceaniaFijiIMF2023$14,386 mil$15,727
EuropeKosovoIMF2023$27,658 mil$15,620
South AmericaParaguayIMF2023$117,686 mil$15,578
AsiaMongoliaIMF2023$52,467 mil$14,939
AsiaVietnamIMF2023$1,450,805 mil$14,458
AsiaSri LankaIMF2023$321,979 mil$14,223
AsiaBhutanIMF2023$10,871 mil$14,170
North AmericaDominicaIMF2023$1,055 mil$14,161
EuropeUkraineIMF2023$444,194 mil$13,901
South AmericaEcuadorIMF2023$246,745 mil$13,513
AfricaAlgeriaIMF2023$620,971 mil$13,507
AfricaTunisiaIMF2023$162,358 mil$13,270
AsiaIraqIMF2023$560,307 mil$12,927
AsiaJordanIMF2023$132,960 mil$12,893
North AmericaJamaicaIMF2023$35,395 mil$12,887
North AmericaCubaCIA World Factbook2017$134,800 mil$11,892
North AmericaEl SalvadorIMF2023$74,057 mil$11,647
AfricaEswatiniIMF2023$13,371 mil$11,492
AfricaNamibiaIMF2023$30,249 mil$11,440
AsiaPhilippinesIMF2023$1,289,281 mil$11,420
AsiaLebanonIMF2020$77,743 mil$11,390
OceaniaNauruIMF2023$145 mil$11,342
North AmericaBelizeIMF2023$4,929 mil$10,939
North AmericaGuatemalaIMF2023$201,360 mil$10,546
AfricaMoroccoIMF2023$387,233 mil$10,460
South AmericaBoliviaIMF2023$125,267 mil$10,327
AsiaUzbekistanIMF2023$371,346 mil$10,308
AsiaLaosIMF2023$74,309 mil$9,801
AfricaCape VerdeIMF2023$5,574 mil$9,661
AsiaIndiaIMF2023$13,033,443 mil$9,073
AsiaBangladeshIMF2023$1,475,164 mil$8,663
South AmericaVenezuelaIMF2023$213,054 mil$8,028
North AmericaNicaraguaIMF2023$50,749 mil$7,601
AfricaMauritaniaIMF2023$32,948 mil$7,437
North AmericaHondurasIMF2023$75,715 mil$7,228
AfricaAngolaIMF2023$265,631 mil$7,222
OceaniaTongaIMF2023$711 mil$7,125
AfricaIvory CoastIMF2023$204,119 mil$7,011
AfricaGhanaIMF2023$229,471 mil$6,974
AfricaDjiboutiIMF2023$7,098 mil$6,894
AsiaPakistanIMF2023$1,582,988 mil$6,836
AfricaKenyaIMF2023$341,999 mil$6,569
OceaniaSamoaIMF2023$1,280 mil$6,324
AsiaKyrgyzstanIMF2023$43,318 mil$6,250
AfricaNigeriaIMF2023$1,372,624 mil$6,178
AsiaCambodiaIMF2023$98,405 mil$6,092
OceaniaTuvaluIMF2023$63 mil$5,797
AsiaTajikistanIMF2023$52,997 mil$5,293
AfricaRepublic of the CongoIMF2023$25,990 mil$5,155
AsiaMyanmarIMF2023$278,156 mil$5,132
AsiaNepalIMF2023$155,890 mil$5,101
AfricaSão Tomé and PríncipeIMF2023$1,131 mil$4,874
OceaniaMarshall IslandsIMF2023$263 mil$4,669
AfricaCameroonIMF2023$133,455 mil$4,665
OceaniaPapua New GuineaIMF2023$42,183 mil$4,516
AfricaSenegalIMF2023$81,998 mil$4,515
AfricaSudanIMF2023$214,159 mil$4,471
AfricaBeninIMF2023$59,469 mil$4,300
AfricaZambiaIMF2023$83,122 mil$4,041
OceaniaFederated States of MicronesiaIMF2023$413 mil$3,931
AfricaEthiopiaIMF2023$393,847 mil$3,724
AsiaEast TimorIMF2023$5,074 mil$3,637
AfricaTanzaniaIMF2023$228,031 mil$3,600
AfricaComorosIMF2023$3,431 mil$3,463
AfricaLesothoIMF2023$6,950 mil$3,251
North AmericaHaitiIMF2023$39,719 mil$3,248
AfricaUgandaIMF2023$145,247 mil$3,224
AfricaGuineaIMF2023$48,401 mil$3,218
AfricaRwandaIMF2023$41,887 mil$3,090
AfricaGuinea-BissauIMF2023$5,949 mil$3,072
OceaniaVanuatuIMF2023$1,002 mil$3,001
AfricaGambiaIMF2023$7,413 mil$2,804
AsiaSyriaCIA World Factbook2015$50,280 mil$2,794
AfricaTogoIMF2023$25,038 mil$2,754
AfricaBurkina FasoIMF2023$63,808 mil$2,726
AfricaMaliIMF2023$62,007 mil$2,656
AfricaZimbabweIMF2023$42,465 mil$2,627
AsiaAfghanistanIMF2020$81,007 mil$2,459
OceaniaSolomon IslandsIMF2023$1,785 mil$2,414
OceaniaKiribatiIMF2023$297 mil$2,381
AfricaEritreaIMF2023$8,155 mil$2,188
AfricaSierra LeoneIMF2023$17,658 mil$2,082
AsiaYemenIMF2023$69,580 mil$2,042
AfricaMadagascarIMF2023$57,044 mil$1,916
AfricaLiberiaIMF2023$9,712 mil$1,788
AfricaChadIMF2023$32,025 mil$1,787
AfricaMalawiIMF2023$38,234 mil$1,682
AfricaNigerIMF2023$43,319 mil$1,600
AsiaNorth KoreaCIA World Factbook2015$40,000 mil$1,588
AfricaMozambiqueIMF2023$52,753 mil$1,556
AfricaDemocratic Republic of the CongoIMF2023$147,348 mil$1,474
AfricaSomaliaIMF2023$22,054 mil$1,374
AfricaCentral African RepublicIMF2023$5,768 mil$1,127
AfricaBurundiIMF2023$11,567 mil$891
AfricaSouth SudanIMF2023$7,743 mil$516
EuropeVatican Cityn/a#N/A$0 mil$0

Our primary source is the International Monetary Fund, April 2023 World Economic Outlook.

For countries that weren't listed by the IMF, we got the GDP from the CIA World Factbook, and population for the corresponding year from Worldometers.

Data for China does not include Hong Kong or Macau.

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.

Level 60
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?
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.
Level ∞
Feb 16, 2019
And... Google hates it. This page gets about 1 visit per week. We won't be making more.
Level 75
Feb 28, 2018
I think one of the headers should read "10 Richest Countries in Africa"
Level ∞
Feb 28, 2018
Level 65
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.
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.
Level 92
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).
Level 63
Sep 4, 2020
One takes into account the cost of living and other doesn´t, PPP all the way.
Level 32
Oct 9, 2018
-time to pump out quizzes.................-
Level 55
Apr 21, 2020
You know, I like how you allow us to comment on almost everything! Thanks!
Level 52
Apr 25, 2020
I’m using this to make the same chart, but in dollars and cents.
Level 45
Feb 15, 2021
never knew North Korea was one of the poorest countries lol
Level 57
May 3, 2021
wow usa so high yet my parents still wont spring for a new car :(
Level 74
Jan 23, 2022
you mention that seychelles and equatorial guinea have high GDPs due to high inequality, so the average person would have less than gdp would suggest. how do all these lists change if you look at median income or something similar instead, which if i understand correctly is a better representation of what the average person’s wealth looks like?
Level 44
Jun 9, 2022
no way that Guyana GDP per capita is similar to Slovakia, Poland, Lithuania
Level ∞
Apr 22, 2023
Not any more. Guyana GDP/capita has flown far past those pesky middle income countries.

Guyana is sitting on one of the largest oil deposits in the world. It also has a tiny population.

By 2028, Guyana is estimated to have a GDP per capita of $144,000, making it by far the richest country in the Americas, and more than 50% richer than the United States by per capita GDP.

Level 71
Apr 23, 2023
Yeah, Guyana's oil boom is crazy. I think I read that it was one of the only countries to have massive growth during the pandemic. I imagine it must be crazy living through Guyana at this point in time, as it suddenly skyrockets from a middle-income country into one of the richest in the world (even as its neighbor Venezuela has gone the opposite direction).
Level 66
Sep 7, 2022
fake denmark is lower than netherlands
Level 69
Jan 3, 2023
Is it possible to allow viewers to change the ordering of the countries in the table by clicking the column in a similar way to answer stats in quizzes? I think that would be useful here, especially for the last table.
Level 68
Jan 3, 2023
Yes that would be useful, I will look into it
Level 68
Jan 3, 2023
This is now done - great suggestion!
Level 74
Jul 7, 2023
The GDP columns don't actually sort correctly.
Level 68
Jul 8, 2023
This is now fixed, thank you!