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Five Richest Countries by Continent

For each continent, name the five richest countries by per-capita income.
  • 2017. Purchasing power parity. More info here
  • Quiz by Quizzer6794 - Jan 23, 2018
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Africa
$29,100
$24,300
$21,700
$18,300
$17,000
Asia
$132,000
$90,200
$76,600
$74,900
$73,800
Europe
$198,000
$131,000
$109,000
$72,200
$71,100
North America
$59,700
$48,100
$32,600
$27,900
$24,500
Oceania
$50,500
$39,600
$13,700
$13,300
$9,700
South America
$25,300
$22,500
$20,600
$15,400
$14,700
Answer Stats
Continent
GDP per Capita
Country
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level 30
Aug 9, 2015
I'd never thought that i would fine Ireland here.
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level 76
Aug 17, 2015
or Libya
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level 57
Sep 28, 2015
You just might get some more answers on Five Poorest Countries by Continent, because all the answers are pretty much what you'd expect.
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level 56
Nov 13, 2015
Except there are so many third-world countries, it's hard to guess which are the poorest.
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level ∞
Jan 21, 2018
Libya and Venezuela have predictably fallen from the list.
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level 56
Jun 26, 2017
Venezuela ?!?!?
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level 42
Jul 5, 2017
Er... You wouldn't charge the Irish, would you? One letter can change the whole meaning of a sentence. Be careful with your spelling!
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level 54
Feb 22, 2018
It's because of all the multinational companies that have a base there due to the low corporation tax.
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level 49
Mar 6, 2018
As an Irish person, I agree.
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level 46
Mar 6, 2018
Why?Just out of curiosity. Ireland is highly advanced.
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level 58
Mar 6, 2018
Plenty of countries are highly advanced, much more so than Ireland, but Ireland has the lowest combined corporate tax rate in the EU.
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level ∞
Sep 24, 2015
Note: The latest data is still from 2013/2014. A lot of these countries will see major declines due to the crash in oil prices.
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level 58
Sep 27, 2015
Venezuela?
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level 57
Nov 7, 2015
¿Por qué nos cuestionando?
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level 64
Sep 3, 2016
You forgot an "estas" before "cuestionando ;)
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level 70
Nov 11, 2015
Oil.
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level 41
Jul 19, 2017
Iraq and Libya have plenty of oil, yet people are in terrible financial conditions
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level 67
Mar 6, 2018
Venezuela is not on here any more. They implemented socialism and now they ran out of everybody else's money.
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level 51
Mar 6, 2018
I heard Hugo Chavez was selling Petrol to Carribean countries at heavily discounted rates and making up the difference with Tax dollars from Venezuela. One of many specific examples of their unbalanced sense of priorities.
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level 66
Nov 11, 2015
To the extent that this is meaningful at all, it provides a good case that higher GDP does not necessarily translate to higher quality of life, as measured by longevity, infant and child mortality, education, gender equality, etc.
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level 52
Nov 11, 2015
I think what it really says is that oil doesn't make people better human beings.
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level 66
Nov 12, 2015
...in any case not richer in terms of quality of life. People (as individuals) might be much the same in essential ways anywhere, but social governance is not helped by oil, nor any resource that can be easily controlled by a few people. How many true democracies can we count among oil-rich states?
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level 30
Jan 17, 2018
well, venezuela has had a pretty bad run, and besides, oil is about all it makes money off of, so when prices go down, so does their income.
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level 36
Nov 11, 2015
out of the six least answered ones African states made 5 of them
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level 1
Nov 11, 2015
South america
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level 57
Nov 12, 2015
Ja?
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level 54
Nov 11, 2015
Good quiz, it could just use more time.
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level 57
Nov 11, 2015
Another request, and sure! :)
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level 60
Nov 11, 2015
I'll second it, then.
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level 57
Nov 11, 2015
very well, I'll reuqest for added time.
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level 54
Nov 12, 2015
Thanks, the timing is really good now!
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level 57
Nov 12, 2015
Welcome :)
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level 73
Nov 12, 2015
I found the time perfectly sufficient as is. Adding more to these types of quizzes just means that you can go through and name every country in the world and eventually get the answers. It doesn't improve the quiz experience and actually detracts from it IMO.
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level 54
Nov 12, 2015
Oh.
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level 65
Dec 26, 2015
If 9 people earn 10 dollars per week = 90 dollars 1 person earns 1000 dollars per week = 1000 therefore 10 people earn 1090 dollars per week = average pay 109 dollars per week. In many of the countries mentioned here the majority of people are not taking home anything like the average figures mentioned.
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level 57
Dec 26, 2015
Only as a result of mean averages being calculated in such a way that high and low averages are evened out.
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level 57
Dec 26, 2015
I really thought Japan would make it on here.
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level 57
Dec 26, 2015
Japan ranks 10th in Asia, before the first five and Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Taiwan, and Oman.
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level 55
Feb 15, 2016
Suriname was surprising considering it is right next to Guyana. Same with Mauritus and Comoros. Not sure how Gabon and E. Guinea made it, maybe it was that they were not fought over as colonies???
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level 59
Aug 3, 2016
Oil is the simple answer. Both are producers, although I am not sure how much the population actually benefits
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level 22
Feb 16, 2016
only got brunei.....not even USA..... so sad......
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level 19
Feb 19, 2016
43% I got nothing in Africa
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level 19
Feb 19, 2016
Some I were surprised about, like how Brazil and Russia weren't there.
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level 75
Jul 26, 2016
Too populous, brings the overall average down.
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level 15
Mar 6, 2018
US has a higher population than Brazil and Russia, so your statement is false.
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level 60
Mar 29, 2016
What the heck's in Brunei that gives it such a high per capita income? Is it just because it's so tiny like a lot of the others?
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level 57
Apr 5, 2016
I guess, haha
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level 59
Aug 3, 2016
Oil and gas...
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level 37
May 2, 2016
Surprised not to see Brazil on here...
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level 57
May 2, 2016
Updated! (brazil still isnt on here)
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level 47
May 8, 2016
Forgot that Seychelles was in Africa, grrr.
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level 35
Jun 15, 2016
I was so surprised when I typed Brazil, Russia, China, Japan, France, UK, Germany and they didn't work
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level 53
Sep 13, 2016
Botswana? Now there's a surprise...
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level 73
Oct 20, 2016
I think with the last update they took Libya's place. I was surprised to see them, too.
+2
level 73
Oct 20, 2016
I would have assumed South Africa, Namibia, Angola, Comoros, Cape Verde, Djibouti, Tunisia, Egypt and Morocco were all far richer than Botswana. Very interesting.
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level 58
Sep 19, 2017
Nothing surprising about Botswana, seing as they have a lot of diamonds (62% of exports). Granted, half of all the revenues go to Rothschilds via DeBeers and banks in Luxemburg, but still the other half brings in a lot of money for Botswana.
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level 65
Jan 10, 2017
I was surprised at the difference between Australia and New Zealand, that explains why there are so many Kiwis here in Australia. At present 650,000 which is 15% of the total population of New Zealand.
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level 72
Jan 10, 2017
I don't care what the numbers say. There is no way that Venezuela is per capita one of the 5 richest countries in South America. Their entire economy is in shambles and finding food is a matter of life or death.
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level 75
Mar 6, 2018
Not on the list this year.
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level 53
Jan 10, 2017
Most surprising quizz ever taken at JP. (Take that Germany!)
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level 55
May 28, 2017
I refuse to believe that people in Canada make $10000 less, on average, every year, than Americans.
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level 57
May 29, 2017
I refuse to believe every false stereotype (yes, stereotype) that people think regarding Americans, good or bad.
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level 15
Jul 5, 2017
venezuela had a economic crash before 2010 so get venezuela of that list
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level 1
Jul 8, 2017
St Kitts & Nevis now qualifies for the North America top 5.
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level 41
Jul 19, 2017
How is Venezuela on there when they're starving?!!
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level 65
Sep 14, 2017
A few people are making a LOT OF MONEY and that skews the average.
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level 73
Mar 6, 2018
wow and I thought Chomsky was deluded...
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level 75
Mar 6, 2018
Agreed Kal. Chavez was unequivocally a disaster for Venezuela.
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level 73
Mar 7, 2018
The comment I was responding to was deleted. It was off the rails. Even Chomsky eventually came to see he was wrong about Chavez and it takes a lot to knock that guy off his political biases.
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level 41
Jul 19, 2017
It's probably the poorest country in all the Americas
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level 39
Mar 6, 2018
Not quite. Haiti remains #1 in poverty.
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level 39
Aug 31, 2017
i missed United arab emirates ,Norway And botswana.Cool Quiz!
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level 52
Sep 14, 2017
Would like to know the tax in all these countries haha.
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level 48
Sep 17, 2017
Equatorial Guinea???
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level 67
Jan 22, 2018
Oil. Crude petroleum and liquid hydrocarbons make up nearly 90% of Equatorial Guinea's exports. Lots of income inequality though
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level 73
Mar 6, 2018
It's also a very small country. Nigeria has more oil than Equatorial Guinea, but a much larger population so per capita it's not as wealthy.
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level 45
Nov 29, 2017
Didn't even think about botswana
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level 40
Dec 6, 2017
100% with 9 seconds lefy
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level 72
Jan 22, 2018
I think Uruguay passed Argentina on the list but you didn't change their ranks.
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level ∞
Jan 23, 2018
Fixed
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level 66
Jan 23, 2018
Five of the six continents are fairly get-able with a little logic, but Africa threw me totally. I got one of the five and that was purely from random guesses.
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level 64
Jan 28, 2018
Well, you can get Africa with logic too. Maybe you just don't know as much about Africa.
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level 38
Jan 27, 2018
I always forget Brunei on all these quizzes!!!
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level 44
Feb 22, 2018
Took me two minutes just to type out "equatorial guinea"
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level 44
Feb 22, 2018
There goes another two minutes.
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level 41
Mar 6, 2018
missed Mauritius,Botswana & Ireland
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level 38
Mar 6, 2018
29/30 missed only Bostwana.
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level 60
Mar 6, 2018
Never thought Ireland would score higher than Switzerland
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level 44
Mar 6, 2018
Didn't expect the richest South American countries to be the poorest of all the continents
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level 73
Mar 6, 2018
It's the opposite on the Five Poorest Countries by Continent quiz. The 5 poorest in South America are the richest amongst the poorest from all the other continents.
There aren't that many countries in South America and they all tend to hover around the middle in terms of income. None that are exceptionally wealthy and none that are exceptionally poor.
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level 51
Mar 6, 2018
So I guess Monaco must've fairly recently overtaken Qatar as it had the highest GDP for a while.
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level 39
Mar 6, 2018
That's thanks to the multi-millionaires escaping to Monaco to avoid paying taxes in their own countries.
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level 49
Mar 8, 2018
What about the Vatican? The Catholic Church must be one of the richest organisations in the world. But maybe that doesn't count as per capita income
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level 22
Mar 23, 2018
Africa really surprised me on this one. I was expecting Nigeria or South Africa to be on there at least.
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