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Richest Countries Bordering Each Other

Name the countries with the highest GDP per capita that border each other.
2019 data. Purchasing power parity. More info here
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
Quiz by Stewart
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First submittedFebruary 19, 2018
Last updatedMay 8, 2019
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Avg
Countries
7
Liechtenstein
Switzerland
9
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
11
Austria
Liechtenstein
12
Saudi Arabia
United Arab Emirates
12.5
Germany
Luxembourg
13
Kuwait
Saudi Arabia
13
Norway
Sweden
14.5
Belgium
Luxembourg
15
Austria
Switzerland
Avg
Countries
15.5
France
Monaco
16
Germany
Switzerland
17
France
Luxembourg
17
Ireland
United Kingdom
17.5
Finland
Norway
18
Canada
United States
18
Germany
Netherlands
20
Austria
Germany
20
Belgium
Netherlands
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level 64
Feb 19, 2018
Fun ;)
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level 54
Feb 19, 2018
Thank you!
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level 72
Jun 11, 2018
Agreed. Kinda quirky.
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level 73
Jun 11, 2018
Quite easy.
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level 76
Jun 12, 2018
super easy
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level 69
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 69
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 54
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 54
Jan 6, 2019
I think you meant UAE < SA
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level 54
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 65
Jun 12, 2018
France and Netherlands border each other if there is no caveat excluding territories :)
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level 65
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 54
Jun 12, 2018
It's like it was purposely planned that way >:)
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level 69
Jun 12, 2018
An interesting (and tougher) variant might be this, but excluding Western Europe and the Persian Gulf.
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level 69
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 71
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 69
Sep 14, 2018
How can the UK have been guessed more often than Ireland?
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level 63
Sep 14, 2018
Maybe a few old loyalist that still doesn't recognize Ireland as a country :D
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level 76
Sep 15, 2018
Yes, more appropriate to mock people from the UK for lacking a sense of humor.
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level 65
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 46
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 53
Jan 28, 2019
Got all but Qatar
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level 54
May 8, 2019
Updated for 2019 data.
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level 75
May 8, 2019
Sweet, thank you.
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level 37
Jul 5, 2019
How did I not get USA-Canada?!! *facepalm* Also are we Including the French Guiana border, or is that just not very rich countries per capita. Also assuming you don't include the dubious Qatar-UAE border. Kuwait Kind of surprised me and so did not seeing Sweden-Finland, guess that is for the same reason there is no Saudi Arabia-Oman, because Norway is like UAE, it is the largest out of those three
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