Top 10 Richest Countries in the Americas

What are the richest countries in North America and South America based on GDP per capita?
2022 data. Purchasing power parity. More info here.
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Last updated: April 20, 2022
First submittedApril 21, 2017
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GDP per Capita
Country
$76,000
United States
$57,800
Canada
$40,300
Bahamas
$36,100
Panama
$29,900
Trinidad and Tobago
GDP per Capita
Country
$38,300
Guyana
$28,500
Chile
$26,700
Uruguay
$26,100
Saint Kitts and Nevis
$25,800
Argentina
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Level 83
May 8, 2019
There's enough time to type in every single country in the Americas.
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Level 74
May 8, 2019
Not at my rate of typing, there isn't.
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Level 70
May 17, 2019
Either the time has been changed or you are a super fast typer @Kal. Because I was guessing for a few answers and was nowhere close to exhausting all the countries.
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Level 87
Apr 25, 2022
35 countries in 90 seconds
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Level 67
May 9, 2019
Solely for purpose of geographic trivia, I move that all small island nations be reconstituted with their former colonial powers. I mean what could go wrong?
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Level 84
May 9, 2019
Better yet, just make them all one country. Call it "Islands."
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Level 59
Aug 30, 2019
Serious talk: The British actually tried to make all the current tiny Caribbean countries form the West Indies federation before their independence. It collapsed pretty fast, so the British had no choice but to let each of their colonies in the Caribbean become a separate country.
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Level 65
Aug 30, 2019
They still have a common currency and some kind of joint supreme court though
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Level 75
Jul 11, 2021
And play cricket as one West Indies team
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Level 50
Jul 15, 2021
nah they should make a new country. the united states of the antilles
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Level 82
Apr 21, 2022
Isn't one USA enough for this side of the world?!?
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Level 67
May 9, 2019
i hate dis
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Level 75
May 10, 2019
Yeah, my ex-girlfriend is from there. But it's spelt Diss
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Level 65
Oct 11, 2019
I hate dat
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Level 59
Aug 31, 2021
That’s me, except it’s spelt Rat
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Level 71
May 9, 2019
I wonder if this was calculated before or after Hurricane Irma, in which Antigua & Barbuda lost half of their country when Barbuda was destroyed, and everyone had to move to Antigua?
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Level 31
Dec 28, 2019
Barbuda only had a very small fraction of the population. The Hurricane was still pretty bad overall though.
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Level 48
Aug 17, 2019
Just had the realization the only countries in the Americas with wealthy citizens are the USA and Canada. The closest makes less than 20,000 dollars less than Canada.
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Level 60
Jun 21, 2020
Shows you the evil of capitalism.
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Level 64
Oct 13, 2021
No...I'd say otherwise...
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Level 55
Nov 5, 2021
yeah the most capitalist countries on here making the most really shows the flaws in the whole system, no wonder so many people want to come to those two places and are willing to risk their life to do so.
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Level 65
Aug 30, 2019
Maybe add in the description that territories and overseas regions are excluded or using their own GDP rather than the mainland's.

Nitpickers like me would argue that UK, the Netherlands or France should be in the list otherwise ;-)

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Level 85
Aug 30, 2019
Yeah, I tried France on the off chance it was included.
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Level 66
Aug 30, 2019
Same here
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Level 76
Aug 30, 2019
It would be interesting to include dependencies (i.e. overseas territories) in this quiz (but not required to guess). The Falkland Islands and Bermuda have a much higher GDP per capita than any of these countries.
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Level 83
Aug 30, 2019
Interesting. I didn't know that Bermuda had such a high GDP per capita. Strange that their intentional homicide rate is also so high- about 50% higher than the USA.
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Level 61
Apr 1, 2022
Not when you consider income inequality
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Level 83
Aug 30, 2019
I thought Costa Rica would be better off than Panama. Looked it up; they're pretty close. Without PPP they'd be on the list above Argentina, and Panama would be lower but still above Costa Rica.
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Level 66
Aug 30, 2019
I was just saying to myself "bolivia is rlly rich right...eh...no"
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Level 83
Aug 30, 2019
I think it's the poorest country in South America, if it's not Guyana.
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Level 87
Apr 20, 2022
Guyana suddenly at the top now for South America, and by quite a distance. Amazing what finding oil can do. Let's hope they don't become hopelessly corrupt and can avoid the Venezuelan path.
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Level 85
Apr 21, 2022
Guyana doesn't have a tradition of the army taking over and grabbing the resources, like most of its neighbors. So it may do OK on that front.
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Level 37
Aug 31, 2019
Amazing that little St. Kitts and Antigua have greater GDPs than Argentina and Uruguay.
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Level 71
Aug 31, 2019
They both have citizenship by investment programmes so that skews the numbers quite a bit.
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Level 83
Aug 31, 2019
This is per capita
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Level 72
Nov 1, 2020
You know you're on this site too much when you get Antigua and Barbuda but not Canada.
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Level 61
May 23, 2021
France?(Guiana)
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Level 75
Jul 11, 2021
So Costa Rica isn't such a rich coast after all
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Level 59
Aug 31, 2021
I thought I names every single country that could be the answer, then I realised the quiz was about the americaS, not North America
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Level 65
Apr 20, 2022
Can you make a test only including countries with a population bigger than 1 M? I am sad that Mexico is not here
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Level 69
Apr 21, 2022
I'm sad for you Paulo :(
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Level 85
Apr 21, 2022
I notice that Antigua and Barbuda fell off this latest version. I guess the fact that Barbuda barely exists anymore (hurricane) is part of it. (I guess they're rebuilding.)
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Level 72
Apr 24, 2022
Shouldn't Guyana show up between the Bahamas and Panama on the quiz grid? The rest are all in proper order.