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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 (2015) Based on their GDP Per Capita
RankCountryCurrencyGDP Per Capita (2015)
1Democratic Republic of the CongoCongolese Franc$348.00
2ZimbabweZimbabwean dollar$456.00
3LiberiaLiberian Dollar$487.00
4NigeriaNigerian naira$600.00
5BurundiBurundian franc$615.00
6Central African RepublicCentral African CFA franc$768.00
7EritreaEritrean nakfa$777.00
8Sierra LeoneSierra Leonean Leone$849.00
9MalawiKwacha$860.00
10TogoWest African CFA franc$826.00


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About 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.