Countries by GDP per Capita

What is the World's Richest Country?

Monaco is the world's richest country, with a per-capita income of $203,404.

Luxembourg follows at around $140,000 while Liechtenstein, Singapore, and Ireland round out the top 5. One possible caveat: Vatican City would probably be #1 if we had enough data to know.

Quiz: Can you name the world's richest countries?

10 Richest Countries
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Continent Country GDP per Capita
Europe Monaco $203,404
Europe Luxembourg $140,694
Europe Liechtenstein $133,735
Asia Singapore $131,580
Europe Ireland $124,596
Asia Qatar $112,789
Europe Switzerland $84,658
Asia United Arab Emirates $78,255
Europe Norway $77,808
North America United States $76,027
What is the World's Poorest Country?

Burundi is the world's poorest country. The small east African nation had a GDP per capita of just $856 as of 2022.

South Sudan is the second poorest, followed by the Central African Republic, D. R. Congo, and Somalia. Of the world's ten poorest countries, nine are located in Africa.

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Continent Country GDP per Capita
Africa Burundi $856
Africa South Sudan $928
Africa Central African Republic $1,102
Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo $1,316
Africa Somalia $1,322
Africa Niger $1,435
Africa Mozambique $1,439
Asia North Korea $1,588
Africa Malawi $1,603
Africa Chad $1,705
What is the Poorest Country in Europe?

Kosovo is the poorest country in Europe. The former Yugoslav republic had a per-capita GDP of just $13,964 as of 2022.

Note: this measurement doesn't take into account the war in Ukraine.

10 Poorest Countries in Europe
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Continent Country GDP per Capita
Europe Kosovo $13,964
Europe Ukraine $14,325
Europe Moldova $16,719
Europe Albania $17,383
Europe Bosnia and Herzegovina $17,471
Europe North Macedonia $19,726
Europe Belarus $21,686
Europe Serbia $23,904
Europe Montenegro $24,878
Europe Bulgaria $28,593
What is the Richest Country in Africa?

Seychelles is the richest country that is considered to be part of Africa. With a per-capita GDP of $35,272 as of 2022, the island nation is buoyed by a strong tourism industry. Among countries on the continent itself, Botswana is the richest.

Keep in mind that both countries suffer from extremely high income inequality, so the average person is much, much poorer than these numbers might suggest.

10 Richest Countries in Africa
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Continent Country GDP per Capita
Africa Seychelles $35,272
Africa Mauritius $25,043
Africa Botswana $19,287
Africa Equatorial Guinea $19,036
Africa Libya $18,345
Africa Gabon $17,848
Africa South Africa $15,361
Africa Egypt $14,928
Africa Algeria $13,002
Africa Tunisia $12,300
Is Canada Richer than the United States?

No. Measured by per-capita GDP, Canada is poorer than the United States. As of 2022, the U.S. has a per-capita GDP of $76,027 while Canada's is just $57,812. However, this is mainly due to the earnings of high-income people. In terms of median household income, there is a much smaller difference between the two countries.

Is Mexico a Poor Country?

No. Mexico is a middle-income country. With a per-capita GDP of $22,216 in 2022, Mexico ranks 71st out of 195 countries. This is comparable to Uruguay, Argentina, or China. However, Mexico is considerably poorer than the United States, whose per-capita GDP is more than three times higher.

List of All Countries by Per Capita Income
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Continent Country Source Year GDP GDP per Capita
Europe Monaco CIA World Factbook 2015 $7,672 mil $203,404
Europe Luxembourg IMF 2022 $90,532 mil $140,694
Europe Liechtenstein CIA World Factbook 2014 $4,978 mil $133,735
Asia Singapore IMF 2022 $701,804 mil $131,580
Europe Ireland IMF 2022 $633,533 mil $124,596
Asia Qatar IMF 2022 $301,231 mil $112,789
Europe Switzerland IMF 2022 $739,494 mil $84,658
Asia United Arab Emirates IMF 2022 $779,234 mil $78,255
Europe Norway IMF 2022 $423,871 mil $77,808
North America United States IMF 2022 $25,346,805 mil $76,027
Asia Brunei IMF 2022 $33,389 mil $74,953
Europe San Marino IMF 2022 $2,387 mil $70,139
Europe Denmark IMF 2022 $406,011 mil $69,273
Asia Taiwan IMF 2022 $1,603,723 mil $68,730
Europe Netherlands IMF 2022 $1,201,755 mil $68,572
Europe Austria IMF 2022 $582,127 mil $64,751
Europe Iceland IMF 2022 $24,197 mil $64,621
Europe Andorra IMF 2022 $5,157 mil $63,600
Europe Germany IMF 2022 $5,269,963 mil $63,271
Europe Sweden IMF 2022 $674,263 mil $62,926
Oceania Australia IMF 2022 $1,605,196 mil $61,941
Europe Belgium IMF 2022 $715,658 mil $61,587
Europe Finland IMF 2022 $321,233 mil $58,010
North America Canada IMF 2022 $2,236,928 mil $57,812
Asia Bahrain IMF 2022 $87,150 mil $57,424
Europe France IMF 2022 $3,677,579 mil $56,036
Asia Saudi Arabia IMF 2022 $2,002,542 mil $55,368
Europe United Kingdom IMF 2022 $3,751,845 mil $55,301
Europe Malta IMF 2022 $28,486 mil $54,647
Asia South Korea IMF 2022 $2,735,870 mil $53,051
Asia Kuwait IMF 2022 $245,182 mil $50,919
Oceania New Zealand IMF 2022 $260,122 mil $50,411
Europe Italy IMF 2022 $2,972,091 mil $50,216
Asia Israel IMF 2022 $478,010 mil $50,204
Asia Japan IMF 2022 $6,110,075 mil $48,814
Europe Slovenia IMF 2022 $102,424 mil $48,534
Asia Cyprus IMF 2022 $43,802 mil $48,443
Europe Czech Republic IMF 2022 $509,953 mil $47,527
Europe Lithuania IMF 2022 $129,658 mil $46,479
Europe Spain IMF 2022 $2,209,419 mil $46,413
Europe Estonia IMF 2022 $59,557 mil $44,778
Europe Poland IMF 2022 $1,575,777 mil $41,685
Europe Hungary IMF 2022 $398,278 mil $40,944
Europe Portugal IMF 2022 $419,652 mil $40,805
North America Bahamas IMF 2022 $15,854 mil $40,274
Europe Slovakia IMF 2022 $211,119 mil $38,620
South America Guyana IMF 2022 $30,287 mil $38,258
Asia Turkey IMF 2022 $3,212,072 mil $37,488
Europe Latvia IMF 2022 $70,532 mil $37,330
Europe Romania IMF 2022 $707,747 mil $36,622
Europe Croatia IMF 2022 $145,032 mil $36,201
North America Panama IMF 2022 $158,608 mil $36,085
Europe Greece IMF 2022 $378,693 mil $35,596
Asia Oman IMF 2022 $165,947 mil $35,286
Africa Seychelles IMF 2022 $3,489 mil $35,272
Asia Malaysia IMF 2022 $1,089,499 mil $32,901
Asia Kazakhstan IMF 2022 $590,370 mil $30,502
Europe Russia IMF 2022 $4,365,443 mil $30,013
North America Trinidad and Tobago IMF 2022 $42,259 mil $29,884
Asia Maldives IMF 2022 $11,385 mil $29,133
Europe Bulgaria IMF 2022 $195,399 mil $28,593
South America Chile IMF 2022 $568,319 mil $28,526
South America Uruguay IMF 2022 $94,783 mil $26,663
North America Saint Kitts and Nevis CIA World Factbook 2017 $1,360 mil $26,131
South America Argentina IMF 2022 $1,195,581 mil $25,822
Africa Mauritius IMF 2022 $31,720 mil $25,043
Europe Montenegro IMF 2022 $15,476 mil $24,878
North America Costa Rica IMF 2022 $128,134 mil $24,490
North America Dominican Republic IMF 2022 $254,992 mil $23,983
Europe Serbia IMF 2022 $163,599 mil $23,904
North America Mexico IMF 2022 $2,890,685 mil $22,216
North America Antigua and Barbuda IMF 2022 $2,206 mil $21,890
Europe Belarus IMF 2022 $201,749 mil $21,686
Asia China IMF 2022 $30,177,926 mil $21,364
Asia Thailand IMF 2022 $1,475,656 mil $21,057
Europe North Macedonia IMF 2022 $40,810 mil $19,726
Africa Botswana IMF 2022 $47,262 mil $19,287
Africa Equatorial Guinea IMF 2022 $28,522 mil $19,036
Asia Turkmenistan IMF 2022 $117,672 mil $18,857
Asia Georgia IMF 2022 $69,136 mil $18,594
Africa Libya IMF 2022 $124,326 mil $18,345
Asia Iran IMF 2022 $1,573,467 mil $18,332
North America Grenada IMF 2022 $2,081 mil $18,293
South America Colombia IMF 2022 $940,589 mil $18,225
Africa Gabon IMF 2022 $38,574 mil $17,848
Europe Bosnia and Herzegovina IMF 2022 $60,679 mil $17,471
North America Barbados IMF 2022 $5,037 mil $17,408
Europe Albania IMF 2022 $49,827 mil $17,383
South America Suriname IMF 2022 $10,676 mil $17,300
South America Brazil IMF 2022 $3,680,942 mil $17,208
Asia Azerbaijan IMF 2022 $175,658 mil $17,153
Europe Moldova IMF 2022 $42,483 mil $16,719
Asia Armenia IMF 2022 $46,864 mil $15,818
Asia Sri Lanka IMF 2022 $340,861 mil $15,387
Africa South Africa IMF 2022 $937,964 mil $15,361
South America Peru IMF 2022 $513,715 mil $15,035
North America Saint Lucia CIA World Factbook 2017 $2,780 mil $15,015
Africa Egypt IMF 2022 $1,562,377 mil $14,928
Asia Indonesia IMF 2022 $3,995,064 mil $14,535
North America Dominica IMF 2022 $1,074 mil $14,491
South America Paraguay IMF 2022 $107,554 mil $14,430
Europe Ukraine IMF 2020 $588,433 mil $14,325
Europe Kosovo IMF 2022 $25,189 mil $13,964
Oceania Palau IMF 2022 $243 mil $13,652
Oceania Fiji IMF 2022 $12,370 mil $13,598
Asia Mongolia IMF 2022 $46,421 mil $13,350
Africa Algeria IMF 2022 $586,175 mil $13,002
Asia Bhutan IMF 2022 $9,853 mil $12,967
Asia Vietnam IMF 2022 $1,278,061 mil $12,881
South America Ecuador IMF 2022 $228,025 mil $12,664
Africa Tunisia IMF 2022 $149,184 mil $12,300
Asia Iraq IMF 2022 $512,926 mil $12,141
Asia Lebanon IMF 2020 $82,144 mil $12,035
North America Cuba CIA World Factbook 2017 $134,800 mil $11,892
Asia Jordan IMF 2022 $122,180 mil $11,861
North America Jamaica IMF 2022 $32,378 mil $11,802
Oceania Nauru IMF 2022 $144 mil $10,750
North America El Salvador IMF 2022 $69,314 mil $10,581
Africa Namibia IMF 2022 $27,118 mil $10,448
Africa Eswatini IMF 2022 $11,985 mil $10,411
Asia Philippines IMF 2022 $1,143,862 mil $10,237
North America Guatemala IMF 2022 $185,473 mil $9,911
South America Bolivia IMF 2022 $117,877 mil $9,856
Asia Uzbekistan IMF 2022 $326,015 mil $9,243
Asia Laos IMF 2022 $68,703 mil $9,184
Africa Morocco IMF 2022 $331,542 mil $9,041
Asia India IMF 2022 $11,745,260 mil $8,358
Africa Cape Verde IMF 2022 $4,413 mil $7,740
Africa Angola IMF 2022 $242,286 mil $7,360
North America Saint Vincent and the Grenadines CIA World Factbook 2017 $785 mil $7,148
North America Belize IMF 2022 $3,148 mil $7,147
North America Nicaragua IMF 2022 $46,757 mil $7,071
Africa Mauritania IMF 2022 $29,993 mil $6,920
Oceania Tonga IMF 2022 $678 mil $6,783
Africa Ghana IMF 2022 $216,676 mil $6,754
North America Honduras IMF 2022 $69,388 mil $6,740
Africa Djibouti IMF 2022 $6,774 mil $6,667
Asia Bangladesh IMF 2022 $1,113,600 mil $6,633
Asia Pakistan IMF 2022 $1,468,862 mil $6,470
Africa Ivory Coast IMF 2022 $180,059 mil $6,345
Africa Kenya IMF 2022 $308,671 mil $6,061
South America Venezuela IMF 2022 $160,132 mil $5,949
Oceania Samoa IMF 2022 $1,193 mil $5,935
Africa Nigeria IMF 2022 $1,268,536 mil $5,853
Oceania Tuvalu IMF 2022 $63 mil $5,798
Asia Kyrgyzstan IMF 2022 $37,792 mil $5,562
Asia Cambodia IMF 2022 $87,856 mil $5,493
Asia Myanmar IMF 2022 $257,343 mil $4,776
Africa São Tomé and Príncipe IMF 2022 $1,063 mil $4,681
Asia Tajikistan IMF 2022 $45,540 mil $4,630
Asia Nepal IMF 2022 $138,200 mil $4,578
Africa Republic of the Congo IMF 2022 $22,519 mil $4,578
Africa Sudan IMF 2022 $207,336 mil $4,442
Africa Cameroon IMF 2022 $122,764 mil $4,398
Oceania Papua New Guinea IMF 2022 $39,339 mil $4,299
Oceania Marshall Islands IMF 2022 $235 mil $4,192
Africa Benin IMF 2022 $53,108 mil $4,137
Africa Senegal IMF 2022 $72,341 mil $4,093
Africa Zambia IMF 2022 $75,690 mil $3,776
Oceania Federated States of Micronesia IMF 2022 $383 mil $3,650
Africa Ethiopia IMF 2022 $345,138 mil $3,407
Africa Tanzania IMF 2022 $206,568 mil $3,358
Africa Comoros IMF 2022 $3,206 mil $3,355
Asia East Timor IMF 2022 $4,573 mil $3,339
North America Haiti IMF 2022 $38,476 mil $3,189
Africa Lesotho IMF 2022 $6,408 mil $3,034
Africa Guinea IMF 2022 $44,455 mil $3,029
Africa Uganda IMF 2022 $129,476 mil $2,961
Oceania Vanuatu IMF 2022 $920 mil $2,851
Africa Rwanda IMF 2022 $37,211 mil $2,808
Asia Syria CIA World Factbook 2015 $50,280 mil $2,794
Africa Guinea-Bissau IMF 2022 $5,279 mil $2,784
Africa Burkina Faso IMF 2022 $58,985 mil $2,663
Africa Gambia IMF 2022 $6,792 mil $2,646
Africa Togo IMF 2022 $22,612 mil $2,599
Africa Mali IMF 2022 $55,335 mil $2,575
Africa Zimbabwe IMF 2022 $39,906 mil $2,523
Asia Afghanistan IMF 2020 $80,912 mil $2,456
Oceania Solomon Islands IMF 2022 $1,705 mil $2,385
Oceania Kiribati IMF 2022 $266 mil $2,148
Africa Eritrea IMF 2022 $7,695 mil $2,101
Asia Yemen IMF 2022 $65,603 mil $2,078
Africa Sierra Leone IMF 2022 $16,277 mil $1,958
Africa Liberia IMF 2022 $8,776 mil $1,779
Africa Madagascar IMF 2022 $51,521 mil $1,778
Africa Chad IMF 2022 $29,684 mil $1,705
Africa Malawi IMF 2022 $35,409 mil $1,603
Asia North Korea CIA World Factbook 2015 $40,000 mil $1,588
Africa Mozambique IMF 2022 $47,606 mil $1,439
Africa Niger IMF 2022 $37,423 mil $1,435
Africa Somalia IMF 2022 $20,641 mil $1,322
Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo IMF 2022 $127,384 mil $1,316
Africa Central African Republic IMF 2022 $5,528 mil $1,102
Africa South Sudan IMF 2022 $13,533 mil $928
Africa Burundi IMF 2022 $10,779 mil $856
Europe Vatican City n/a n/a n/a n/a
Methodology

Our primary source is the International Monetary Fund, April 2022 World Economic Outlook.

For countries that weren't listed by the IMF, we got the GDP from the CIA World Factbook, and population for the corresponding year from Worldometers.

Note that these numbers use Purchasing Power Parity, not current foreign exchange rates. We believe that this a better approximation of actual wealth, but other people disagree. You can read about this method here.

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Level 59
Feb 28, 2018
This is actually quite interesting. I'd be very interested in reading more of these. Are you planning on creating any more pages like this one?
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Level ∞
Feb 28, 2018
Yes. But only if it gets indexed by Google. I spent the an entire month making JetPunk data and it never got any traffic.
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Level ∞
Feb 16, 2019
And... Google hates it. This page gets about 1 visit per week. We won't be making more.
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Level 75
Feb 28, 2018
I think one of the headers should read "10 Richest Countries in Africa"
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Level ∞
Feb 28, 2018
Fixed.
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Level 65
Mar 5, 2018
It's amazing how much GDP can vary. Your source gives China a GDP of around $23 trillion, but simply googling, "gdp china" gives me a figure of half that, 11.2 trillion.
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Level ∞
Mar 7, 2018
That's the difference between Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) and nominal GDP. I think PPP is a better measure. Others disagree, but PPP is more consistent year to year and also has a higher correlation with life expectancy.
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Level 90
Nov 6, 2019
Ireland uses the modified gross national income not GDP now because GDP can be so skewed by companies restructuring but doesn't reflect the value seen by the population. GNI for Ireland is much lower, $64k according to one source but one report said just over the UK's figure for GDP so around $46k (as of 2019).
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Level 60
Sep 4, 2020
One takes into account the cost of living and other doesn´t, PPP all the way.
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Level 33
Oct 9, 2018
-time to pump out quizzes.................-
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Level 55
Apr 21, 2020
You know, I like how you allow us to comment on almost everything! Thanks!
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Level 52
Apr 25, 2020
I’m using this to make the same chart, but in dollars and cents.
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Level 43
Feb 15, 2021
never knew North Korea was one of the poorest countries lol
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Level 49
May 3, 2021
wow usa so high yet my parents still wont spring for a new car :(
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Level 69
Jan 23, 2022
you mention that seychelles and equatorial guinea have high GDPs due to high inequality, so the average person would have less than gdp would suggest. how do all these lists change if you look at median income or something similar instead, which if i understand correctly is a better representation of what the average person’s wealth looks like?
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Level 78
Apr 19, 2022
Kosovo isn't a former Soviet republic, but a former Yugoslav province (a part of Socialist Republic of Serbia, which was the largest republic of Yugoslavia).
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Level ∞
Apr 19, 2022
Fixed
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Level 78
Apr 20, 2022
Thanks for your swift reaction, that's better, but still Kosovo wasn't a republic. There were six republics comprising Yugoslavia: Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia. All of them eventually gained independence. Also, there were two "autonomous provinces", both of them with a certain level of autonomy, but within the republic of Serbia: Vojvodina (today still an autonomous province of Serbia) and Kosovo and Metohija (today... we all know how that story goes).
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Level 43
Jun 9, 2022
no way that Guyana GDP per capita is similar to Slovakia, Poland, Lithuania
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Level 58
Sep 7, 2022
fake denmark is lower than netherlands