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Rich Countries Bordering Poor Countries

Name the countries that share a land border that have the largest difference in GDP per Capita.
2022 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 22, 2022
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First submittedMay 15, 2019
Times taken78,875
Average score62.5%
Rating4.91
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x Richer
Countries
33.4
South Korea
North Korea
26.6
Saudi Arabia
Yemen
18.9
Russia
North Korea
18.0
Israel
Syria
17.0
Oman
Yemen
13.5
China
North Korea
13.4
Turkey
Syria
12.8
Libya
Niger
10.8
Libya
Chad
10.7
South Africa
Mozambique
9.1
Algeria
Niger
x Richer
Countries
8.7
China
Afghanistan
7.7
Turkmenistan
Afghanistan
7.6
Botswana
Zimbabwe
7.5
Dominican Republic
Haiti
7.5
Iran
Afghanistan
7.2
Eswatini
Mozambique
6.5
Kenya
South Sudan
6.4
Guyana
Venezuela
6.1
South Africa
Zimbabwe
6
Angola
D.R. of the Congo
5
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
64 Comments
+5
Level 65
May 22, 2019
3 seconds left
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Level 79
May 22, 2019
Great idea for a quiz!
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Level 77
May 22, 2019
Spamming random African countries will get you half the correct answers
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Level 28
Jul 8, 2019
And spamming random Asian countries will leave you nearly done after that
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Level 44
Jul 10, 2019
That’s how I ended up only missing Haiti and the Dominican Republic
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Level 56
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 43
Jun 27, 2020
I always type in "congo" as it gives me both
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Level 58
Mar 11, 2022
The very first thing I did was dr and haiti
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Level 69
Oct 27, 2023
Spamming random countries will get you all the answers, eventually. What's your point?
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Level 46
May 22, 2019
greatquizveryfun:)
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Level 70
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 75
Jul 6, 2019
Forgetting the Korean peninsula and the Congos cost me eight answers. :(
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Level 82
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 79
Jul 6, 2019
Indeed.
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Level 15
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 76
Sep 30, 2021
It's not the DRC but Angola that's the richer one of the two.
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Level 74
Mar 1, 2022
I believe the Central African Republic used to be on this quiz as well, which would be what he's referring to.
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Level 82
Jun 13, 2022
yes, and Iraq used to be on here for bordering Syria.
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Level 48
Jul 6, 2019
Funny how I got the least guessed pair first.
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Level 47
Aug 31, 2019
I wouldn't of thought Eswatini would be wealthier than Mozambique
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Level 68
Jan 9, 2020
What about Norway-Russia?
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Level 68
Jan 9, 2020
Norway is $76k, Russia is $30k per capita, so only a 2.5x multiplier.
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Level 44
Mar 3, 2020
great quiz but there is a bigger gdp difference with lebanon and syria than syria and iraq
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Level 68
Mar 3, 2020
Based on 2019 data, this is not true. Iraq has a higher PPP GDP per capita than Lebanon
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Level 80
Apr 15, 2020
The quiz only allows you to answer 31 of 35 questions!
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Level 68
Apr 15, 2020
Sorry that was my fault, I forgot to remove the excess countries. This has been fixed thanks!
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Level 87
Apr 15, 2020
I filled in all answers completely, and the clock kept running. Even funnier, at some point I entered "Mali" in the answer box, and it was accepted in the box and disappeared, but didn't appear as one of the answers below.
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Level 68
Apr 15, 2020
See comment above, this has been fixed now.
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Level 18
Apr 15, 2020
Ya I am Korean (South) [̲̅$̲̅(̲̅5̲̅)̲̅$̲̅]
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Level 50
May 23, 2020
Missed Somalia and Djibouti
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Level 88
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 78
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 64
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 71
Apr 25, 2022
I was surprised to not see France and Suriname too. And France comes surprisingly close to becoming the only country to show up on both sides (if only Monaco were slightly richer and Suriname slightly poorer).
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Level 45
Jan 26, 2021
I did not realise China and Afghanistan share a border!
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Level 44
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 40
Mar 26, 2021
where is venezuela and brazil
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Level 74
Nov 3, 2021
South America
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Level 42
Dec 24, 2023
I am also surprised Venezuela isn't included.
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Level 39
Apr 13, 2021
I got Djibouti but not South Africa.
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Level 69
Apr 18, 2021
I'm surprized Monaco's absurdly high GDP doesn't put it on the list.
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Level 83
Feb 27, 2022
It's expensive, so PPP difference isn't as high as you'd think.
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Level 68
Feb 27, 2022
Whilst it's high, it only borders France, and is only 4x that of France.
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Level 53
May 19, 2021
Forgot China borders Afghanistan.
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Level 48
Oct 1, 2021
proud of my country of having thirty times larger money lol
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Level 61
Dec 6, 2021
Please accept Timor Leste for "East Timor".
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Level ∞
Dec 6, 2021
We already do
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Level 83
Mar 1, 2022
The right column is pretty much a "who's who" of dysfunctional countries.
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Level 69
Mar 3, 2022
Great quiz!
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Level 89
Mar 7, 2022
Ugh...I remembered Hispaniola with about 4 seconds to go. Got the shorter country name, ran out of time about three letters into the longer one. Only one I missed...
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Level 66
Mar 7, 2022
You can simply write DR for Dominican Republic. Hope that helps in the future!
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Level 64
Mar 16, 2022
Idk how long we can keep Russia on this list... Unless it's for poor...
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Level 77
Apr 28, 2022
maybe column title could be changed to 'X Richer' instead of 'X Larger'?
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Level 68
Apr 28, 2022
Good idea! Thanks
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Level 25
May 11, 2022
type dr
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Level 82
Jun 13, 2022
The recent explosion of Guyana's economy coupled with the recent implosion of Venezuela's produced my single missed answer.
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Level 66
Dec 12, 2022
L
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Level 66
Apr 20, 2023
The fact that Angola is on the RICH side shows really how dirt poor the DRC is.
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Level 76
Jun 29, 2023
Absolutely, and the same is true for Mozambique, South Sudan and Chad/Niger who are so incredibly poor that Eswatini, Kenya and war-torn Libya are richer, respectively. Kinda depressing.
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Level 77
Jul 1, 2023
Considering that Ceuta and Melilla are integral parts of Spain and not territories, shouldn't Spain and Morocco be included?
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Level 69
Jul 1, 2023
Never expected Syria and Venezuela to drop THAT low. Considering other countries which had crisis in their past, like Libya, are doing quite well.
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Level 68
Aug 31, 2023
31/32, ran out of time before I could type South Sudan