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Poorest Countries by GDP (nominal) per capita

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

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

Malawi is the poorest country of the world in terms of GDP (nominal) per capita. More than 16 millions people of Malawi has per capita income of approximately $250. GDP per capita of Malawi is 43 times lower than world average $10,635 and 467 times lower than richest country of the world Luxembourg.

Burundi has 2nd lowest GDP per capita of $330 followed by Central African Republic with GDP per capita of $368. Central African Republic is poorest country of the world on ppp basis. Democratic Republic of the Congo and Madagascar is at fourth and fifth place, , respectively.

In the list of 30 most poorest countries, most of countries is from Africa continent. Top 16 countries is from Africa continent. After these 16 countries, Afghanistan, belongs to Asia continent has GDP per capita $694. 25 countries have gdp per capita below $1,000.

In this list, twenty-five countries belongs to Africa, Four belongs to Asia and one belongs to North America continent. Five Asian countries are Afghanistan (17th), Nepal (18th), Tajikistan (29th) and Cambodia (30th). Only North American country is Haiti (22th).

Continent-wise - poorest 3: Asia : 1. Afghanistan, 2. Nepal, 3. Tajikistan. Africa : 1. Malawi, 2. Burundi, 3. Central African Republic. Europe : 1. Moldova, 2. Ukraine, 3. Armenia. North America : 1. Haiti, 2. Nicaragua, 3. Honduras. 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
1Malawi250.3814.408Africa
2Burundi330.1243.037Africa
3Central African Republic368.0961.731Africa
4Democratic Republic of the Congo411.91432.665Africa
5Madagascar475.35011.188Africa
6The Gambia476.2050.918Africa
7Niger484.3688.290Africa
8Liberia495.1382.073Africa
9Ethiopia547.98149.857Africa
10Eritrea592.0423.870Africa
11Guinea593.6576.770Africa
12Guinea-Bissau598.6251.040Africa
13Mozambique626.26816.590Africa
14Uganda685.75026.086Africa
15Togo691.4254.838Africa
16Mali692.98612.043Africa
17Afghanistan693.92121.706Asia
18Nepal698.59219.637Asia
19Rwanda721.2028.002Africa
20Burkina Faso767.84413.382Africa
21Tanzania768.27036.620Africa
22Haiti852.5848.919North America
23Sierra Leone868.2275.411Africa
24Benin872.0559.237Africa
25Comoros998.0620.722Africa
26Zimbabwe1,036.05113.739Africa
27South Sudan1,044.64411.893Africa
28Senegal1,092.25815.881Africa
29Tajikistan1,102.8629.156Asia
30Cambodia1,103.54016.899Asia
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