Countries with the the Most Skyscrapers per Capita

Name the countries of the world that have the most buildings over 150 meters per person.
Country population: Worldometers
Skyscaper data: Skyscaper Center
Quiz by Jack03Skora
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Last updated: March 18, 2021
First submittedMarch 1, 2019
Times taken25,410
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People per Skyscraper
Country
37,200
United Arab Emirates
39,400
Monaco
62,600
Singapore
80,800
Panama
81,000
Qatar
134,000
Bahrain
211,000
Australia
220,000
South Korea
254,000
Kuwait
337,000
Malaysia
People per Skyscraper
Country
339,000
Canada
398,000
Israel
403,000
United States
483,000
Japan
612,000
China
645,000
Taiwan
647,000
Thailand
1,040,000
Saudi Arabia
1,200,000
Philippines
1,210,000
New Zealand
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Level 66
Mar 1, 2019
Monaco with 39,000 citizens and 1 skyscraper above 150m haha ;)
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Level 87
Mar 1, 2019
I knew it had to be a micro country, but I haven't seen a picture of Monaco in a while I guess.
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Level 74
Mar 1, 2019
At least another minute would be good. I felt like I was typing the whole time and I only got to 16 by the end.
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Level ∞
Mar 1, 2019
Increased the time to 4 minutes which is the typical amount for quizzes of this length.
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Level 68
Mar 1, 2019
I can not reproduce the numbers when using the same sources. Please be aware that the initial list of skyscraper data contains also buildings which are jut proposed for future construction.
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Level 70
Mar 1, 2019
You're probably looking at the 100 meter buildings. The website does show many incomplete buildings but the list I looked at only had completed structures.
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Level 68
Mar 12, 2019
I clicked on the left on the country names to see the complete list. But you are right about the sykscraper numbers, the first list only counts completed buildings. I still have some issues with reproducing the numbers but this is now due to the continously changing population sizes. Nevermind.^^
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Level ∞
Mar 18, 2021
The quiz is accurate based on the listed sources.
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Level 78
Mar 2, 2019
I was actually surprised by China, given its vast population.
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Level 68
Mar 6, 2019
China has SO many skyscrapers though.
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Level 26
Apr 17, 2019
I thought it was just a bunch of huge factories.
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Level 54
Jun 1, 2021
"Made in China"
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Level 54
Jun 15, 2021
Having lived there for a bit, most people live in high rises. Their suburbs are not like those seen in North America and Europe, they're mostly high rise apartment complexes.
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Level 90
Mar 4, 2019
Originally the term meant more than 10 stories (138ft) but that doesn't seem so high these days.
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Level 73
Apr 17, 2019
Without steel and elevators, that would be pretty high.
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Level 82
Mar 5, 2019
For those interested, were Hong Kong an independent country it would easily top this list at 1 per 21,000.
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Level 68
Mar 6, 2019
I though United Arab Emirates would be #1
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Level 63
Mar 12, 2019
Oh Monaco, you so random.
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Level 76
Apr 17, 2019
Not really..
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Level 49
Sep 26, 2020
Yes really....
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Level 58
Jun 1, 2021
Not really. You can expect most rich per capita nations to have at least one skyscraper....
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Level 70
Jun 1, 2021
There are pretty few European countries on here even though European countries are rich. In general, Asian countries seem more interested in building skyscrapers. Monaco doesn't surprise me, but I just want to point this out.
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Level 45
Jul 16, 2021
Monaco has only 2km² of territory and lot of people who want to live here so...
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Level 84
Apr 17, 2019
Wow . . . thought it was cities instead of countries . . . the funny thing is, I actually got two right.
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Level 85
Apr 17, 2019
Yeah I had the same problem at first. I finally figured it out after I had wasted half the time.
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Level 76
Dec 1, 2019
Monaco and Singapore, huh?
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Level 67
Apr 17, 2019
If St. Peter's Basilica were a few metres higher then the Vatican City would easily top this list, without having a single building that anybody would describe as a skyscraper.
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Level 84
Apr 17, 2019
::facepalm:: got everything except the Philippines. I was living in the Philippines for most of the past two years!
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Level 74
Apr 17, 2019
Panama was an absolute random guess. When I got that and the game stopped, I first thought my time was up, but then I looked to find the timer at 0:04. :)
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Level 74
Apr 17, 2019
Panama City skyline surprises many!
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Level 73
Apr 17, 2019
I was shocked when I flew in. I had had no idea it would look anything like that.
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Level 61
Apr 17, 2019
Shouldn't the title be "People per Skyscraper"?
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Level 66
Apr 17, 2019
No, it would be fewest people per skyscraper. Fewest people per skyscraper and most skyscrapers per person are logically equivalent, it is just easier to list people per skyscraper because the numbers will be greater than 1 and can be approximated to integers, rather than having a number like 0.000026 skyscrapers per person.
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Level 52
Apr 17, 2019
Turkey has 1.4 million skyscrapers per person lol.
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Level 66
Apr 17, 2019
No, 1.4 million people per skyscraper.
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Level 76
Apr 17, 2019
That's the wrong way round.
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Level 65
Nov 17, 2021
Ah yes, the 118 trillion skyscrapers of Turkey.
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Level 55
Apr 17, 2019
The title is wrong - should be people per skyscraper
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Level 66
Apr 17, 2019
See above.
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Level 58
Jun 1, 2021
What do you think capita means???
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Level 49
Apr 17, 2019
I came from a city quiz so I spent 2 minutes trying to guess cities for this. Only realized what was wrong once only Singapore and Monaco were guessed correctly and everything else was empty.
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Level 67
Sep 19, 2019
Interesting data. They dont per see match up with rich countries and good economy ( though many would be on that, but also many of thóse lists are absent here). Maybe the common factor is, countries that really want to grow fast?
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Level 28
May 18, 2021
Countries with concentrated wealth, I would guess, rather than distributed wealth
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Level 55
Jun 1, 2021
A lot of the richest countries are in Europe and most european nations don't seem to like skyscrapers that much...

could you imagine Luxembourg or Liechtenstein with skyscrapers? I still tried monaco but I was surprised to find it on the list - must be a single building over 150m...

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Level 59
Jun 3, 2021
It's mostly the rich countries without most European ones. Skyscrapers don't look good among those smaller historical buildings.
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Level 72
Sep 17, 2020
Be right back, gonna go to Monaco to buy a skyscraper with my 39,000 servants
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Level 28
May 18, 2021
Panama - anything to do with it being a tax haven?
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Level 58
Jun 1, 2021
I looked this up and found this statement:

"Beyond the fast-growing economy, Panama City has many attributes that make it ideal location for tall building development. There are no hurricanes or earthquake zones, which can wreak havoc on the engineering and construction costs of skyscraper projects."

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Level 55
Jun 1, 2021
Wtf, Panama is so extremely random and it's #4
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Level 62
Jun 1, 2021
It seems random but if you look at Panama City's skyline, you'll understand why. It's like the Hong Kong of Central America.
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Level 43
Jun 1, 2021
I forgot to type Unitd States...
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Level 76
Oct 13, 2021
I forgot China.
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Level 67
Jun 1, 2021
China having more skyscrapers per capita than Taiwan is extremely surprising to me
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Level 56
Jun 1, 2021
missed singapore
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Level 61
Jun 3, 2021
I think the building in the thumbnail is in Singapore...
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Level 84
Jun 1, 2021
UAE being #1 on the list is no at all surprising. Dubai has so many skyscrapers but the city feels so oddly empty in most places most of the time. You get the sense that they are building up not because they need to due to urban density, but more just to show off.
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Level 61
Jun 2, 2021
I somewhat agree. I was living there when the oil & gas price crashed and I believe the population declined quite a bit as foreign workers returned to their countries. Despite this, they were still building all over the place.

I am no expert but I would suspect that this might be because they needed a strong construction sector to make up for the shortfall in O&G, they were planning for the future in anticipation that the workers would return, and of course...showing off.

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Level 61
Jun 5, 2021
Nepal?

Their's no any house in lower then 150 meters!

Just a joke.