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Richest Countries A-Z

For each letter A-Z, name the country whose name starts with that letter which has the highest GDP per capita.
2022 estimates. Purchasing power parity. More info here.
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Letter
Income
Country
A
$64,800
Austria
B
$75,000
Brunei
C
$57,800
Canada
D
$69,300
Denmark
E
$44,800
Estonia
F
$58,000
Finland
G
$63,300
Germany
H
$40,900
Hungary
I
$125,000
Ireland
J
$48,800
Japan
K
$50,900
Kuwait
L
$141,000
Luxembourg
Letter
Income
Country
M
$203,000
Monaco
N
$77,800
Norway
O
$35,300
Oman
P
$41,700
Poland
Q
$113,000
Qatar
R
$36,600
Romania
S
$132,000
Singapore
T
$68,700
Taiwan
U
$78,300
United Arab Emirates
V
?
Vatican (likely)
Y
$2,100
Yemen
Z
$3,800
Zambia
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Level 59
Aug 29, 2017
Great quiz!
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Level 68
Oct 3, 2020
Is PPP the best metric here? I always thought PPP was meant to measure how much the individuals can buy, whereas nominal GDP measures how rich the country is compared to other countries. Interesting quiz anyway!
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Level 82
Oct 3, 2020
It's not. Is that really you drunken gandalf?
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Level 78
Nov 3, 2020
I think it's Dunking* 😊
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Level 82
Nov 3, 2020
when he gets a few in him his spelling goes out the window. That's always been my theory.
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Level 68
Nov 13, 2020
Yes, it's me! I stopped playing a few years back when my workplace got a better firewall, and my account was eventually deleted, but now, I've been working remotely from home for a few months, so I'm back!
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Level 75
Oct 3, 2020
PPP makes the world look much, much more equal than it is.
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Level 53
May 24, 2022
True, it's hard to adjust for income inequality. Even gini coefficient does not do well on that front.
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Level 53
May 24, 2022
Great minds think alike, that's what I thought too.
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Level 82
Oct 3, 2020
Is this based on income as it says in the column headers? Or GDP as it says in the instructions? Two different things.
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Level 60
Oct 3, 2020
Surprised to see Brunei. I thought they have wide spread poverty because the Monarch considers the nation his personal property
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Level 57
Oct 4, 2020
It’s GDP per capita. If 20 people are in a room with Jeff Bezos, they are, on average, all billionaires. That’s similar to how GDP per capita works.
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Level 71
Nov 3, 2020
Ugggh, I was ABSOLUTELY certain that one was going to be Bahrain, so much so that I repeatedly typed in the answer and was wondering why it wasn't accepting.
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Level 64
Dec 23, 2020
Brunei does not have widespread poverty at all. When I went there, I was pleasantly suprised to find very high living standards. With only 400,000 people, the sultan just has to spread a fraction of his wealth to ensure his people are not in poverty.
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Level 76
May 24, 2022
Maybe he really likes his personal property. If done well, a monarchy can do better for the population than even a well-run democracy.
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Level 65
Oct 5, 2020
Only one African country in the list. And in the letter Z.

Basically no other continents have countries starting with Z.

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Level 58
Nov 4, 2020
All countries starting with z are in Africa! Wonder if that's on purpose
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Level 86
Oct 8, 2020
The source has $34,708 as the value for another P country, with Portugal one place below at $33,720.
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Level 55
Oct 22, 2020
Yes. I also appreciate for not telling the answers
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Level 77
May 24, 2022
Do you guys read the comments before doing the quiz?
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Level 88
Nov 3, 2020
Got every country fist guess except for Taiwan since it itsn't considered a country more often nowadays. I forget it's still a legit country on Jetpunk
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Level 78
Nov 3, 2020
Taiwan's sovereignity is intact as far as I know. More people fear that it will be annexed by China, that may be true.
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Level 58
Nov 4, 2020
If you have ever lived there, it is pretty obvious it is an independent country, de facto though not de jure. It has its own currency, entry requirements, school system, military, etc. It controls its own borders. It is a democracy with elections.
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Level 78
Nov 5, 2020
Who determines which country is independent "de jure"?
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Level 78
Jul 10, 2021
The UN determines which members it admits. It's not a world government.
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Level 67
May 24, 2022
Taiwan is a country, and everybody knows that.
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Level 66
Nov 3, 2020
It is said that their workers are relatively cheaply paid compared to the continent's basis, and the population is also big, but somehow the GDP per capita of Putin's people remains remarkable. See how their billionaires are commanding!
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Level 43
Nov 3, 2020
China???
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Level 58
Nov 4, 2020
China's gdp per capita is around $16,000, much less than Canada
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Level 58
Nov 4, 2020
China is a rich country in the sense that its total GDP is big. But that is because it has a population of more than one billion. Per capita, it is not rich. Again, if you had ever lived there, that would be perfectly obvious.
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Level 71
Nov 3, 2020
Brunei. Frickin' Brunei. How...?! I nearly lost because of this.

Great quiz though, my favourite type. You have to think.

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Level 67
Nov 8, 2020
I take it you are an "all or nothing" type of person?
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Level 76
May 24, 2022
How do you lose a quiz?
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Level 56
May 24, 2022
By not answering every question correctly
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Level 66
Nov 3, 2020
Who else just straight away goes for Oman, Qatar, Yemen and Zambia/Zimbabwe on any of these type of quizzes?
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Level 85
Sep 16, 2021
-raises hand-
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Level 44
Nov 19, 2021
also raises hand
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Level 88
Apr 19, 2022
Yep, me too.
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Level 56
May 24, 2022
-raises hand, but better-
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Level 71
Apr 20, 2022
guilty
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Level 24
May 27, 2022
yeah, busted
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Level 55
Nov 3, 2020
Crazy how Oman and Yemen are right next to each other geographically, but are so far apart financially.
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Level 68
Nov 3, 2020
Wow! Portugal is the richest P country!
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Level 82
Nov 4, 2020
richer than the Philippines, Paraguay, Papua New Guinea, Pakistan, Panama, Prussia, Palestine, and Panem. Not very strong competition in the letter.
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Level 56
Nov 9, 2020
Prussia is no longer a country.
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Level 59
Sep 16, 2021
hasnt been for like 100 years lmao
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Level 72
Mar 9, 2022
@AbhishekNS Which is why it isn't very rich!
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Level 80
Apr 30, 2022
You’re worried about Prussia when he included Panem on the list?
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Level 56
Nov 9, 2020
Now its Poland.
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Level 39
Jan 12, 2022
not anymore lmaoo
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Level 60
Nov 3, 2020
Ireland is that high? Really?
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Level ∞
Nov 5, 2020
It's a quirk in how things are calculated. Many big companies such as Google, Apple, and Facebook employ a variety of accounting scams to avoid paying taxes. One of these is to book revenue via an Irish subsidiary. The revenue counts as economic production for Ireland, but it doesn't actually reach the population.
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Level 82
Nov 4, 2020
For P shouldn't it be Poland? According to the linked source Polish GDP per capita is $34,708, while Portugal's is $33,720.
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Level ∞
Nov 5, 2020
Yes, it should be. Fixed! Funny enough, Portugal is right behind Poland at $33,720.
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Level 82
Nov 5, 2020
Only if you factor using PPP.

Interesting fact: Puerto Rico is mas rico than both. Always thought of Puerto Rico as being pretty poor...

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Level 84
Apr 20, 2022
At least they have paper towels!
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Level 40
Nov 5, 2020
What was the problem with V? There's Vietnam, Vatican City, Venezuela and Vanuatu; one of those could have been used as the highest for V?
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Level 64
Apr 18, 2021
I think QM is trying to make a bizarre political statement.
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Level 50
May 26, 2022
I think the Vatican's wealth is secret. But it's a reasonable, but unprovable, assumption that the Vatican has a higher GDP than the other V countries
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Level 62
Jun 13, 2021
Go Finland and Estonia! And DENMARK - what a terrible tragedy yesterday. Hope Eriksen will be okay.
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Level 48
Aug 22, 2021
estonia is wrong
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Level 63
Nov 27, 2021
Surprised that Russia has a higher GDP per capital than Romania...
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Level 39
Jan 12, 2022
it doesnt anymore tho,russia is like 29k rn and romania 33k i think.The quiz is kinda outdated
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Level 35
Feb 20, 2022
Quick google search and half of these are incorrect.

Not a good quiz.

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Level 83
Apr 20, 2022
What precisely did you Google? And how reliable were the sources that came up?
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Level 69
May 26, 2022
Probably didn't use PPP
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Level 66
Apr 21, 2022
V?
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Level 48
May 24, 2022
oh gosh, I forgot Japan :D
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Level 45
May 24, 2022
22/23 :)

forgot germany :(

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Level 42
Oct 11, 2022
how brunei
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Level 62
Nov 20, 2022
You REALLY have to stop using PPP for quizzes like this. When we're comparing countries, the hocus-pocus doesn't help.
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Level 42
Mar 15, 2023
I forgot Romania lmao