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The Poorest Countries in the World

The top ten poorest countries map has been prepared on the basis of the GDP of a country. A country with a GDP per capita of $765 dollars or less is defined as a low-income or poor country.

World Top Ten Poorest Countries Map
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Top 10 Poorest Countries of the World Based on their GDP Per Capita 2015

RankCountryGDP Per Capita (2015)Currency
1Democratic Republic of the Congo$348.00Congolese Franc
2Zimbabwe$456.00Zimbabwean dollar
3Liberia$487.00Liberian Dollar
4Nigeria$600.00Nigerian naira
5Burundi$615.00Burundian franc
6Central African Republic$768.00Central African CFA franc
7Eritrea$777.00Eritrean nakfa
8Sierra Leone$849.00Sierra Leonean Leone
9Malawi$860.00Kwacha
10Togo$826.00West African CFA franc


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Top Ten Poorest Countries in the World

Countries of the world do not have a uniform economy. With variations reaching to extreme ends, countries economic conditions can be mapped on the basis of their GDP per capita.

GDP is the value of all final goods and services produced within a country in a given year. A country with a GDP per capita of $765 dollars or less is defined as a low-income or poor country. And it is on the basis of this GDP, that the top ten poorest countries map has been prepared. Industrialization, overpopulation, investment, infrastructure, geography, resources, colonialism, education, government and debt are few of the most critical aspects that make poorest countries retain their poverty.