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Poorest Countries with Exceptions

Most of the poorest countries of the world are in Africa or Oceania. Name the poorest countries that are NOT in those continents.
2017. Purchasing power parity. More info here
Last updated: January 22, 2018
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$ per Capita
Country
1,570
North Korea
1,820
Haiti
1,900
Afghanistan
2,630
Nepal
2,630
Yemen
2,750
Syria
3,120
Tajikistan
3,760
Kyrgyzstan
3,840
East Timor
4,020
Cambodia
$ per Capita
Country
4,170
Bangladesh
4,920
Honduras
4,990
Moldova
5,380
Pakistan
5,760
Nicaragua
6,270
Myanmar
6,510
Laos
6,780
Vietnam
6,980
Uzbekistan
7,050
India
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level 56
Dec 6, 2015
Good quiz. I really like this one
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level 21
Jan 18, 2017
not really
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level 56
Dec 6, 2015
Surprised Moldova was on this list, never knew they were so poor Can probably blame it on the Soviet Union
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level 41
Dec 7, 2015
There are four post Soviet nations on this list. I'd say the rest are pretty well off, actually. I'm part Armenian and it's fine there. Same with Georgia, Estonia and Kazakhstan.
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level ∞
Dec 8, 2015
The World Bank has some really great data. One of the quizzes I considered making was countries with the highest % increase in GDP since 2000. Most of the top countries were formerly communist. The economy of these countries has improved rapidly.
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level 60
Dec 9, 2015
Already in the USSR, the Western regions were richer than Siberia and Central Asia. Some countries (e.g. Estonia, Russia, Kazakhstan) have been able to rebuild their economy after independence. The ones that haven't (e.g. Moldova, Ukraine, Tajikistan), have had an unstable political situation and now are poorer than during the Cold War.
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level 45
Oct 24, 2016
I mostly learned about Moldova from having a college roommate from there for a while (I wound up with a LOT of East European housemates over the three years I lived in a student rental...). I knew where it was on the map, and that was about it (that impressed him enough as it was!), and he was happy to tell me about how poor it was, but conversely how much cheaper everything was there too. Being landlocked and formerly a part of the USSR certainly didn't help it. :P Also, the guy was trilingual from growing up there, he spoke fluent Romanian, Russian AND English and spoke decent French too. DAMN was I jealous.
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level 67
Mar 20, 2018
You're welcome North Korea, Afghanistan, Laos, Pakistan, Haiti, Cambodia, Vietnam, Syria, Yemen, Honduras, Nicaragua, et al. -USA
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level 59
Dec 6, 2015
Next up - Richest outside Europe & North America?
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level 57
Sep 25, 2016
Good idea, but most countries in North America aren't exactly rich.
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level 74
Mar 17, 2018
Reless already made that quiz
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level 24
Dec 6, 2015
Despite knowing exactly what regions of the world these countries should be in, I forgot Tajikistan, Burma and Nicaragua, dang.
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level 60
Dec 29, 2015
What about East Timor?
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level 69
Jul 9, 2016
It seems to me Seba is correct! East Timor is in Asia, not Oceania, and certainly fits the financial criteria.
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level 62
Oct 16, 2017
Indeed, the latest data would include East Timor; we could also have the Palestine debate, but let's save that for another day and just include East Timor. :)
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level 66
Apr 20, 2016
Surprised that Pakistan is listed as 11th poorest nation in this list when it is listed 10th greatest Armaments Importer 2015.... it's all a matter of priorities.
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level 67
May 9, 2017
Sigh! Try two of the former Soviet "Stans" and they aren't in it so give up on them and move along. Sure enough the other three are the three answers I missed.
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level 4
Jul 28, 2017
Wrong wrong wrong Malawi should be on there.quizzmaster your wrong correct me if I'm wrong???
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level 43
Oct 16, 2017
Evers15, first of all read the title and the directions for this quiz. If you're so good at geography and you can't figure that out I'm going to crack up XD. NO AFRICAN COUNTRIES
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level 25
Nov 11, 2017
It's not all cracked up to be
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level 4
Jul 28, 2017
And I know everything about geography (capitals countries poorest countries in the world!!!!
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level 4
Jul 28, 2017
Sorry I missed punctuation
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level 73
Feb 5, 2018
You also missed the instructions at the beginning of the quiz.
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level 44
Jan 1, 2018
Got 11/20 but the only reasons I got the Stans is because most of them are dictatorships, so I thought "Lets give it a shot"
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level 49
Mar 17, 2018
lol I did too, cause well no Africa.. no countries in Europe saveone I knew... ;)
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level 73
Feb 5, 2018
It's amazing that no matter how many quizzes I do, I NEVER see Suriname or Guyana on any of them. I could have sworn that one of them would be a shoe-in for this one.
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level 49
Mar 17, 2018
if you ask me both those are poorer than many of the countries on this list. Moldova and Burma/Myannamr are both really poor as well.
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level 74
Mar 17, 2018
Moldova and Myanmar make the list. The poorest country in South America is Bolivia. Guyana is the 2nd poorest. But both are less poor than India.
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level 39
Jul 22, 2018
Suriname and Guyana, while not rich by any stretch of the imagination, have bauxite and other minerals which keep them more or less afloat.
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level 45
Mar 17, 2018
Can't believeI forgot Uzbekistan. I even tried all other Stans, but I guess I forgot this one.
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level 44
Mar 17, 2018
I got 19 out of 20. Spelled Kyrgyzstan wrong. Dang it.
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level 74
Mar 20, 2018
I know how that country should be spelled, but it usually takes me several times to make my fingers type it correctly. It always takes up time for me. When I'm Queen of the World, I'll change the name to Kystan. :)
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level 45
Mar 17, 2018
My economics textbook is all wrong...Bhutan is poorer than India in it.
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level 18
Mar 17, 2018
20/20 easy quiz 3:03 left
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level 35
Mar 17, 2018
I forgot Haiti!!!
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level 45
Mar 19, 2018
There's Europe here and no South America, interesting :)
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level 37
Mar 19, 2018
expected kosovo, lebanon or more carribean islands (like st. lucia and stuff)
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level 24
Mar 19, 2018
east timor is in oceania isnt it?
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level 37
Mar 20, 2018
it went independent from indonesia, and indonesia is asian. the only oceanian country from those islands between the asian continent and stralia is papua new guinea.
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level 57
Mar 19, 2018
East Timor with 2 seconds left! H-U-N-D-O!!!
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level 65
Mar 20, 2018
Forgot Afghanistan!!! 😭😭😭
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level 39
Jul 22, 2018
Surprised to see Syria and Yemen on this list. Don't they have oil like their Saudi and Omani neighbors?
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level 43
Oct 18, 2018
Would have thought Bolivia would be poorer than moldova