Richest Countries Bordering Each Other

Name the countries with the highest GDP per capita that border each other, not including the Vatican?
2022 data. Purchasing power parity. More info here.
Methodology: Each country is ranked 1-195 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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Last updated: April 19, 2022
First submittedFebruary 19, 2018
Times taken71,218
Average score90.5%
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Avg
Countries
5
Liechtenstein
Switzerland
9.5
Austria
Liechtenstein
10.5
Germany
Luxembourg
11.5
Austria
Switzerland
12
Belgium
Luxembourg
13
Germany
Switzerland
13.5
France
Monaco
14
France
Luxembourg
14.5
Norway
Sweden
16
Denmark
Germany
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Countries
16
Finland
Norway
16.5
France
Switzerland
16.5
Ireland
United Kingdom
16.5
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
17
Canada
United States
17
Germany
Netherlands
17.5
Austria
Germany
17.5
Saudi Arabia
United Arab Emirates
18.5
Belgium
Netherlands
20
Italy
Switzerland
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Level 62
Feb 19, 2018
Fun ;)
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Level 68
Feb 19, 2018
Thank you!
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Level 75
Jun 11, 2018
Agreed. Kinda quirky.
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Level 80
Jun 11, 2018
Quite easy.
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Level 83
Jun 12, 2018
super easy
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Level 73
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 84
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 68
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 67
Jan 6, 2019
I think you meant UAE < SA
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Level 68
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 72
Jun 12, 2018
France and Netherlands border each other if there is no caveat excluding territories :)
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Level 72
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 68
Jun 12, 2018
It's like it was purposely planned that way >:)
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Level 81
Jun 12, 2018
An interesting (and tougher) variant might be this, but excluding Western Europe and the Persian Gulf.
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Level 60
Jul 28, 2020
That's a really great idea. Go for it, I would like to play it.
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Level 71
Jan 25, 2021
Doing it by continents would be a better way to expand the idea, I think.
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Level 81
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 76
Sep 14, 2018
How can the UK have been guessed more often than Ireland?
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Level 69
Sep 14, 2018
Maybe a few old loyalist that still doesn't recognize Ireland as a country :D
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Level 71
Sep 14, 2018
Too euro-centric!
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Level 32
Apr 16, 2020
How can something be too euro-centric when it's a fact-based list?
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Level 71
Jun 9, 2022
When it's meant as a joke perhaps :p
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Level 48
Sep 14, 2018
forgot the middle east was a thing...
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Level 50
Jun 26, 2020
Yeah I mostly think of poverty and war-ridden streets when I think of the middle east, but damn those oil tycoons are rich
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Level 51
Sep 14, 2018
Oman I never would have guessed.
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Level 50
Sep 16, 2018
Missed out notoriously obscure Liechtenstein.
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Level 47
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 68
May 8, 2019
Updated for 2019 data.
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Level 75
May 8, 2019
Sweet, thank you.
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Level 54
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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Level 57
Jun 8, 2021
they are including French Guiana but Suriname is very poor and Brazil is mediocre
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Level 69
Aug 21, 2019
Strange Denmark/Germany is not on this list
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Level 64
Aug 31, 2019
yes why is it that Denmark/Germany isn't there?
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Level 68
Aug 31, 2019
Denmark is 22nd and Germany is 21st, so their average is only 21.5, this not making the list. Germany only makes it on here elsewhere as it borders richer countries.
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Level ∞
Apr 15, 2020
With the latest update, they are on the list.
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Level 75
Apr 16, 2020
You scored 20/21 = 95%

This beats or equals 29.4% of test takers

I managed to stupidly miss the United Arab Emirates – kept typing Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman repeatedly.

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Level 66
May 28, 2020
USA + Western Europe + Oil
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Level 58
Jun 26, 2020
Isn't the combination Austria-Germany missing?
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Level 68
Jun 26, 2020
Average 22.5, just missed it.
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Level 77
Jun 26, 2020
I thought this was much easier than the one with the poorest countries.
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Level 59
Jan 3, 2022
True
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Level 70
Jul 2, 2020
Forgot US/Canada lol
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Level 71
Mar 3, 2021
Surprised Singapore and Japan aren't here ;)
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Level 59
Jan 3, 2022
Hmm I wonder why
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Level 59
Jan 3, 2022
58 seconds remaining
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Level 65
Jun 9, 2022
'Til what? Your bedtime?
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Level 58
Apr 26, 2022
This isn’t really important, but the description should not be phrased as a question. It seems like you’re unsure whether Vatican is included :)
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Level 76
Apr 29, 2022
So Norway averaged with either Sweden or Finland makes it to this list, but Sweden averaged with Finland doesn't?
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Level 68
Apr 29, 2022
Sweden 20, Finland 23, so average of 21.5, just outside the range :)

Norway is 9th so easily gets in

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Level 76
Apr 29, 2022
Oh yeah, makes sense then
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Level 42
Jun 9, 2022
Netherlands and France don't make the list?
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Level 68
Jun 9, 2022
France 26, Netherlands 15

Average rank 20.5, just off the list :)

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Level 57
Jun 9, 2022
France and Netherlands only share a border through their oversea territory of St. Martin/Sint Maarten. Which does not count on Jetpunk unless stated otherwise.