Rich Countries Bordering Poor Countries

Name the countries that share a land border that have the largest difference in GDP per Capita.
2020 data. Purchasing power parity. More info here
As measured by dividing the larger number by the smaller one
Quiz by Stewart
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Last updated: April 15, 2020
First submittedMay 15, 2019
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Countries
30.6
South Korea
North Korea
22.1
Saudi Arabia
Yemen
19.5
Russia
North Korea
16.1
Oman
Yemen
14.4
Israel
Syria
14.0
China
North Korea
11.0
Turkmenistan
Afghanistan
10.7
Dominican Republic
Haiti
10.6
China
Afghanistan
10.0
Turkey
Syria
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Countries
9.8
Algeria
Niger
9.0
Indonesia
East Timor
8.7
Djibouti
Somalia
8.7
South Africa
Mozambique
8.6
Iran
Afghanistan
7.4
Botswana
Zimbabwe
7.1
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
7.0
Eswatini
Mozambique
6.6
Angola
D.R. of the Congo
6.4
Iraq
Syria
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Level 60
May 22, 2019
3 seconds left
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Level 72
May 22, 2019
Great idea for a quiz!
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Level 72
May 22, 2019
Spamming random African countries will get you half the correct answers
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Level 30
Jul 8, 2019
And spamming random Asian countries will leave you nearly done after that
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Level 45
Jul 10, 2019
That’s how I ended up only missing Haiti and the Dominican Republic
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Level 48
Jun 17, 2020
Yes, I only got those because when I typed "drc" for the DR Congo it gave me the Dominican Republic first.
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Level 32
Jun 27, 2020
I always type in "congo" as it gives me both
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Level 46
May 22, 2019
greatquizveryfun:)
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Level 67
May 27, 2019
Nice quiz ! I could only afterwards really take the knowledge in though. It was more like lucky hits and then which countries borders it. Many of these I had no idea of, that there was such a difference.
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Level 78
Jul 6, 2019
Forgetting the Korean peninsula and the Congos cost me eight answers. :(
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Level 81
Jul 6, 2019
Pretty sad when you are so poor that Iraq, Swaziland, or the Republic of the Congo are exponentially wealthier than you are.
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Level 72
Jul 6, 2019
Indeed.
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Level 18
Jul 7, 2019
In other words, imagine if your country did not have to work and still be considerably wealthier than your neighbours.
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Level 51
Jul 6, 2019
Funny how I got the least guessed pair first.
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Level 48
Aug 31, 2019
I wouldn't of thought Eswatini would be wealthier than Mozambique
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Level 67
Apr 16, 2020
Well there was an off-chance you would of thought of it ;)
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Level 63
Jan 9, 2020
What about Norway-Russia?
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Level 68
Jan 9, 2020
Norway is $76k, Russia is $30k per capita, so only a 2.5x multiplier.
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Level 47
Mar 3, 2020
great quiz but there is a bigger gdp difference with lebanon and syria than syria and iraq
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Level 68
Mar 3, 2020
Based on 2019 data, this is not true. Iraq has a higher PPP GDP per capita than Lebanon
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Level 74
Apr 15, 2020
The quiz only allows you to answer 31 of 35 questions!
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Level 68
Apr 15, 2020
Sorry that was my fault, I forgot to remove the excess countries. This has been fixed thanks!
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Level 84
Apr 15, 2020
I filled in all answers completely, and the clock kept running. Even funnier, at some point I entered "Mali" in the answer box, and it was accepted in the box and disappeared, but didn't appear as one of the answers below.
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Level 68
Apr 15, 2020
See comment above, this has been fixed now.
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Level 19
Apr 15, 2020
Ya I am Korean (South) [̲̅$̲̅(̲̅5̲̅)̲̅$̲̅]
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Level 41
May 23, 2020
Missed Somalia and Djibouti
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Level 83
Aug 28, 2020
I got Somalia with only 3 seconds remaining, unsuccessfully tried Kenya, then ran out of time before I could put in Djibouti.
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Level 72
Oct 28, 2020
Unsurprisingly, there is conflict across many of these borders, especially those towards the top of the list.
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Level 61
Nov 10, 2020
What about France and Suriname? The ratio would be 9,35.
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Level 68
Nov 10, 2020
France is about $45k and Suriname $16k, so it's less than 3x.
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Level 34
Jan 26, 2021
I did not realise China and Afghanistan share a border!
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Level 41
Feb 8, 2021
there is a small mistake, you forgot russia and norway

Norway:81k

Russia:11k

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Level 68
Feb 8, 2021
This is PPP, see the source. Norway is $76k, Russia is $30k per capita, so only a 2.5x multiplier.
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Level 31
Mar 26, 2021
where is venezuela and brazil
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Level 33
Apr 13, 2021
I got Djibouti but not South Africa.
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Level 68
Apr 18, 2021
I'm surprized Monaco's absurdly high GDP doesn't put it on the list.