List of Poorest Countries by GDP

    Poorest 20 countries in the world.  This list shows the GDP per capita of the poorest 20 countries in the world. It is in stark contrast to the richest 10 countries GDP per capita.

    However, although this is an indicator of the vast inequality in the world. GDP per capita statistics should be treated with caution.

    • Lower living costs in poor countries
    • GDP per capita in $ doesn’t reflect local purchasing power of currency.
    • Poor countries may have a bigger underground (hidden economy). E.g. a subsistence farmer would have no income and sowould not contribute anything to GDP statisitics. This could lead to an underestimation of living standards
    1. Nepal     $ 1,100     2008 est.
    2. Uganda     $ 1,100     2008 est.
    3. Comoros     $ 1,000     2008 est.
    4. Madagascar     $ 1,000     2008 est.
    5. Tokelau     $ 1,000     1993 est.
    6. Mozambique     $ 900     2008 est.
    7. Togo     $ 900     2008 est.
    8. Rwanda     $ 900     2008 est.
    9. Afghanistan     $ 800     2008 est.
    10. Malawi     $ 800     2008 est.
    11. Ethiopia     $ 800     2008 est.
    12. Central African Republic     $ 700     2008 est.
    13. Niger     $ 700     2008 est.
    14. Sierra Leone     $ 700     2008 est.
    15. Eritrea     $ 700     2008 est.
    16. Guinea-Bissau     $ 600     2008 est.
    17. Somalia     $ 600     2008 est.
    18. Liberia     $ 500     2008 est
    19. Burundi     $ 400     2008 est.
    20. Congo, Democratic Republic of the     $ 300     2008 est.
    21. Zimbabwe     $ 200     2008 est.

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