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Richest Countries Bordering Each Other

Name the countries with the highest GDP per capita that border each other.
Using the Purchasing Power Parity method
Methodology: Each country is ranked 1-196 based on GDP per Capita
An average rank between bordering countries was calculated, these are the lowest averages overall
Last updated: September 06, 2018
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Avg
Countries
7.5
Liechtenstein
Switzerland
8
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
10.5
Kuwait
Saudi Arabia
11
Luxembourg
Germany
11
United Arab Emirates
Saudi Arabia
12.5
Liechtenstein
Austria
13.5
Norway
Sweden
14
Monaco
France
14.5
Luxembourg
Belgium
15
Switzerland
Germany
15.5
Luxembourg
France
Avg
Countries
16.5
Netherlands
Germany
17
Switzerland
Austria
17.5
Ireland
United Kingdom
18
United States
Canada
19
Norway
Finland
19.5
Switzerland
France
19.5
Germany
Denmark
20
United Arab Emirates
Oman
20
Netherlands
Belgium
20
Germany
Austria
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level 64
Feb 19, 2018
Fun ;)
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level 53
Feb 19, 2018
Thank you!
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level 71
Jun 11, 2018
Agreed. Kinda quirky.
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level 72
Jun 11, 2018
Quite easy.
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level 75
Jun 12, 2018
super easy
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level 68
Jun 12, 2018
Would like to see an extended version of this. Good quiz though.
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level 82
Jun 12, 2018
My average brain power cannot compute - How can Saudi Arabia & UAE be on the list, along with UAE & Oman... But not Saudi Arabia & Oman?
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level 67
Jun 12, 2018
since its gdp per capita, uae+saudi & uae+oman are both greater than saudi+oman A+B & A+C are greater than B+C... quite logic, isnt it?
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level 53
Jun 12, 2018
Oman ranks at 32, Saudi Arabia at 14 and UAE at 8.

UAE + SA = 22 (11 avg)
UAE + O = 40 (20 avg)
SA + O = 46 (23 avg)

So because UAE > SA, then the third combination doesn't quite make the cut.
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level 45
Jan 6, 2019
I think you meant UAE < SA
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level 53
Jan 6, 2019
Well I meant UAE had a greater GDP per capita, rather than the actual rank. But yes, in rank terms, UAE < SA as 8 < 14.
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level 63
Jun 12, 2018
France and Netherlands border each other if there is no caveat excluding territories :)
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level 63
Jun 12, 2018
Never mind.... In your source the average of F-NL would be 21. Smart cut-off :p
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level 53
Jun 12, 2018
It's like it was purposely planned that way >:)
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level 70
Jun 12, 2018
An interesting (and tougher) variant might be this, but excluding Western Europe and the Persian Gulf.
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level 70
Jun 12, 2018
A few countries that are close, but do not share a border: Singapore-Brunei: 5.5; Singapore-Malaysia: 26 (Brunei and Malaysia do border each other and score 26.5); Australia-New Zealand: 26.5; Japan-South Korea: 32. You can see why Singapore (5) and Brunei (6) didn't want to be part of Malaysia (47).
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level 70
Sep 14, 2018
Actually, Singapore did not secede from Malaysia; Malaysia expelled Singapore. Due in part to the anti-Chinese sentiments that led to anti-Chinese riots in Kuala Lumpur several years later.
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level 68
Sep 14, 2018
How can the UK have been guessed more often than Ireland?
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level 62
Sep 14, 2018
Maybe a few old loyalist that still doesn't recognize Ireland as a country :D
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level 75
Sep 15, 2018
Yes, more appropriate to mock people from the UK for lacking a sense of humor.
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level 63
Sep 14, 2018
Too euro-centric!
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level 33
Sep 14, 2018
forgot the middle east was a thing...
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level 49
Sep 14, 2018
Oman I never would have guessed.
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level 44
Sep 16, 2018
Missed out notoriously obscure Liechtenstein.
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level 44
Oct 2, 2018
Loved this quiz, mate! Thanks for the fun :)
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level 46
Jan 28, 2019
Got all but Qatar
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