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Poorest Countries by GDP (PPP) per capita

Source International Monetary Fund World Economic Outlook (October-2014)
Last Updated24 Jan 2015

The list is based on GDP (PPP) per capita of 186 countries produced by International Monetary Fund World Economic Outlook (October-2014).

Central African Republic is the poorest country of the world in terms of GDP (nominal) per capita. Central African Republic has per capita income of approximately $608. GDP per capita of world's poorest country is almost 24 times lower than world average $15,059 and 237 times lower than richest country of the world Luxembourg.

Democratic Republic of the Congo has 2nd lowest GDP per capita of $703. Malawi, poorest country in terms of exchange rate, is 3rd poorest on ppp basis. Liberia and Burundi is at fourth and fifth place, respectively.

In the list of 30 most poorest countries, most of countries is from Africa continent. Top 14 countries is from Africa continent. After these 14 countries, Kiribati, belongs to Oceania continent is at 15th place. 5 countries have gdp per capita below $1,000 and 25 countries have below $2,000.

In this list, twenty-five countries belongs to Africa, 2-2 belongs to Asia and Oceania continent. One country belongs to North America continent. Two Asian countries are Afghanistan (25th) and Nepal (30th), Two Oceanian countries are Kiribati (15th) and Solomon Islands (22th). Only North American country is Haiti (21th).

Continent-wise - poorest 3: Asia : 1. Afghanistan, 2. Nepal, 3. Tajikistan. Africa : 1. Central African Republic, 2. Democratic Republic of the Congo, 3. Malawi. Europe : 1. Moldova, 2. Armenia, 3. Georgia. North America : 1. Haiti, 2. Honduras, 3. Nicaragua. South America : 1. Bolivia, 2. Guyana, 3. Paraguay. Oceania : 1. Kiribati, 2. Solomon Islands, 3. Papua New Guinea.

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RankCountryGDP per capita ($) GDP (billions of $)Continent
1Central African Republic608.4722.861Africa
2Democratic Republic of the Congo702.78455.731Africa
3Malawi781.35713.755Africa
4Liberia900.7553.771Africa
5Burundi912.4968.396Africa
6Niger1,032.12117.666Africa
7Mozambique1,123.29129.757Africa
8Eritrea1,201.6947.855Africa
9Guinea1,342.80815.312Africa
10Madagascar1,429.31633.642Africa
11Guinea-Bissau1,439.8832.502Africa
12Togo1,455.04210.182Africa
13Ethiopia1,532.538139.434Africa
14Mali1,559.43027.101Africa
15Kiribati1,601.2250.180Oceania
16Comoros1,673.7131.211Africa
17Rwanda1,685.66218.704Africa
18Burkina Faso1,725.92530.081Africa
19The Gambia1,744.5283.362Africa
20Uganda1,752.11966.650Africa
21Haiti1,771.74118.535North America
22Solomon Islands1,819.3001.046Oceania
23Benin1,873.75719.847Africa
24Tanzania1,941.29692.532Africa
25Afghanistan1,972.17861.689Asia
26Zimbabwe2,026.78426.877Africa
27South Sudan2,047.22723.306Africa
28Sierra Leone2,068.75712.893Africa
29Senegal2,316.29833.678Africa
30Nepal2,380.67166.918Asia
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