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Richest Countries in the World based on Purchasing Power Parity Of GDP Per Capita

RankCountryGDP per capita (PPP) 2015
1Qatar133,040
2Luxembourg100,779
3Singapore84,901
4Brunei Darussalam78,476
5Kuwait70,259
6Norway67,671
7United Arab Emirates66,997
8San Marino62,120
9Switzerland58,598
10Hong Kong SAR56,689
11United States55,904
12Ireland53,842
13Saudi Arabia53,565
14Bahrain50,169
15Netherlands49,094
16Taiwan Province of China47,407
17Sweden47,319
18Australia47,318
19Austria47,189
20Germany47,033
21Iceland46,298
22Canada45,489
23Denmark45,435
24Oman44,728
25Belgium43,629
26France41,221
27Finland41,068
28United Kingdom40,958
29Japan38,211
30Korea36,528
31New Zealand35,966
32Italy35,665
33Spain35,270
34Malta34,574
35Israel33,658
36Trinidad and Tobago32,650
37Equatorial Guinea32,455
38Czech Republic31,480
39Cyprus31,004
40Slovenia30,825
41Slovak Republic29,424
42Estonia28,781
43Lithuania28,153
44Portugal27,734
45Seychelles26,655
46Poland26,403
47Malaysia26,141
48Hungary26,075
49Greece25,762
50The Bahamas25,347
51Latvia24,620
52Kazakhstan24,346
53Russia23,744
54Chile23,564
55Antigua and Barbuda23,471
56Argentina22,375
57St. Kitts and Nevis22,324
58Uruguay21,719
59Gabon21,394
60Croatia21,324
61Romania20,698
62Panama20,512
63Turkey20,277
64Mauritius19,465
65Azerbaijan18,512
66Bulgaria18,502
67Lebanon18,417
68Mexico18,335
69Belarus17,859
70Islamic Republic of Iran17,572
71Botswana17,456
72Barbados16,653
73Suriname16,510
74Thailand16,081
75Venezuela15,892
76Montenegro15,717
77Brazil15,690
78Turkmenistan15,335
79Costa Rica15,318
80Iraq15,113
81Libya14,855
82Dominican Republic14,771
83Palau14,684
84China14,190
85Algeria14,163
86FYR Macedonia13,939
87Colombia13,794
88Maldives13,605
89Serbia13,577
90South Africa13,197
91Grenada12,982
92Mongolia12,268
93Jordan12,162
94Peru12,077
95St. Lucia11,889
96Albania11,872
97Dominica11,588
98Tunisia11,450
99Egypt11,262
100Namibia11,182
101Ecuador11,168
102Sri Lanka11,120
103Indonesia11,112
104St. Vincent and the Grenadines11,009
105Bosnia and Herzegovina10,214
106Swaziland9,714
107Georgia9,566
108Fiji8,763
109Jamaica8,742
110Paraguay8,671
111Belize8,433
112Armenia8,432
113El Salvador8,293
114Bhutan8,197
115Morocco8,194
116Ukraine7,990
117Guatemala7,721
118Angola7,376
119Philippines7,318
120Guyana7,194
121Cabo Verde6,629
122Republic of Congo6,620
123Bolivia6,421
124India6,209
125Nigeria6,185
126Vietnam6,020
127Uzbekistan6,000
128Timor-Leste5,885
129Samoa5,342
130Lao P.D.R.5,335
131Myanmar5,164
132Tonga5,068
133Moldova4,999
134Nicaragua4,972
135Pakistan4,902
136Honduras4,861
137Mauritania4,433
138Sudan4,356
139Ghana4,216
140Zambia4,165
141Bangladesh3,609
142Cambodia3,485
143Tuvalu3,420
144Marshall Islands3,382
145Kyrgyz Republic3,314
146Côte d'Ivoire3,304
147São Tomé and Príncipe3,274
148Kenya3,246
149Djibouti3,203
150Cameroon3,121
151Lesotho3,016
152Micronesia3,001
153Tanzania2,901
154Chad2,767
155Tajikistan2,749
156Papua New Guinea2,732
157Yemen2,670
158Vanuatu2,518
159Nepal2,465
160Senegal2,425
161Zimbabwe2,082
162Uganda1,999
163Afghanistan1,958
164Benin1,948
165Solomon Islands1,941
166South Sudan1,889
167Haiti1,794
168Mali1,789
169Rwanda1,783
170Ethiopia1,774
171Burkina Faso1,739
172Kiribati1,726
173The Gambia1,651
174Sierra Leone1,556
175Comoros1,518
176Guinea-Bissau1,506
177Togo1,506
178Madagascar1,467
179Mozambique1,244
180Guinea1,238
181Eritrea1,176
182Malawi1,135
183Niger1,074
184Liberia880
185Burundi837
186Democratic Republic of the Congo775
187Central African Republic637
188Kosovo 
189Syrian/a
Source:worldbank.org

Top Ten Richest Countries in the World


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This map shows the top ten richest countries in the world calculated as per their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) divided by the mid-year or average population of each country in that year, to arrive at the GDP at Purchasing Power Parity per capita (PPP) for the year.

These estimates are made every year by international financial organizations such as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. While the GDP (PPP) is a good indicator of a country's wealth, calculations based on nominal GDP often tend to overlook the cost of living in each country. This list of the top ten richest countries in the world is based on the International Monetary Fund's World Economic Outlook Database October 2015, which uses the GDP per capita of each country, adjusted for cost of living and inflation rates of different countries. Smaller nations such as Qatar and Luxembourg therefore, head the list.

  • #1 Qatar - First Richest Country in the World - $1,33,039.60 GDP (PPP) per capita


    Qatar tops the list of the 10 richest countries in the world because of its record-breaking GDP per capita, which is $1,33,039.60 The country has a well evolved oil exploration industry and is considered the mainstay of Qatar's economy. It is striking to note that the petroleum industry contributes over 62% towards the government revenue, approximately 92% towards export earnings, and over 60% towards GDP. Qatar is also one of the nations that has invested hugely in British property and firms.

  • #2 Luxembourg - $1,00,778 GDP (PPP) per capita
    Luxembourg with just half a million population ranks number second in the list and has per capita GDP of $1,00,778.53, which is multiple times of the world average. The cornerstone of this powerful economy is its exuberant financial sector (with bank holdings almost 20 times of its GDP size), ever increasing and diversified industries to include – steel, rubber, chemicals, etc. and its judicious fiscal policies. Its proximity with Belgium, France, and Germany is also a crucial factor for the prosperity and economic growth of the nation.

  • #3 Singapore - $84,900 GDP (PPP) per capita
    Singapore, officially known as the Republic of Singapore, is the tiny and self-governing city-state of Southeast Asia. Ranked as the third richest country in the world, it has per capita GDP of $84,900 and is one of the world's leading centers for commerce. The foundation of Singapore's wealth is its service sector for finance (the fourth largest financial center), its liberal economic ground that promotes innovation and growth, and its export industry for chemicals. Moreover, the country has the world's second busiest port that exported $414 billion of commodities in the year 2011. In 2014, it handled 33.9 million 20-foot containers.

  • #4 Brunei Darussalam - $78,475 GDP (PPP) per capita
    The world's fourth richest country, Brunei, has extraordinary wealth owing to its extensive natural gas and oil reserves. The per capita GDP is $78,475 and the data indicates that both oil and gas reserves contribute more than 70% towards the nation's economy and around 90% of exports in terms of revenue. Moreover, the country seeks to encourage more and more investment, becoming self-sufficient in food sector, and observing high standards of administration in both private and public sectors.

  • #5 Kuwait - $70,258 GDP (PPP) per capita
    Kuwait - Fifth Richest Country in the World is a small but a wealthy economy. The country's crude oil reserves, which are about 102 billion barrels, form more than 6% of the world reserves. The per capita GDP is $70,258. Oil sector dominates the economy. Petroleum accounts for over half of the GDP of the country, 89% of the government income and 94% of export revenues. The Kuwait oil exports are oil products, chemical fertilizers, crude oil, liquefied petroleum gas, salt and chlorine.

  • #6 Norway - $67,671.36 GDP (PPP) per capita
    Norway or the Kingdom of Norway has the world's sixth highest per capita GDP $67,671.36 – allowing its five million population to reap the profit of its strong economy. Having large-scale reserves of natural gas, petroleum, minerals, seafood, and fresh water, Norway is the third biggest exporter of natural gas, and seventh largest oil exporter.

  • #7 United Arab Emirates - $66,996.66 GDP (PPP) per capita
    UAE is a prosperous nation. It is an open economy and has a high per capita income. The per capita GDP of UAE is $66,996.66. The small nation has 10% of the world's total supply of oil reserves and the world's fifth largest natural gas reserves. Oil, which is the mainstay of the UAE economy, accounts for around 30% of the country's GDP.

  • #8 San Marino - $62,119 GDP (PPP) per capita
    Holding the eighth position on my list of Top 10 Richest Countries is San Marino. With a per capita GDP of $62,119, San Marino's economy is mainly focused around industries including banking, electronics, tiles, paints, ceramics, furniture and sprites/wines. Other items sold by San Marino include collectible postage stamps and philatelists. While the traditional economic activities in San Marino comprised of food crops, stone quarrying and sheep farming, the contemporary activities are focusing on vines, grain, animal husbandry (cattle and swine) and orchards. All in all, the manufacturing and financial sectors account for more than half of San Marino's GDP.

  • #9 Switzerland - $58,598 GDP (PPP) per capita
    Switzerland is among those nations that has the world's most stable economy with per capita GDP of $58,598. The keys to the nation's economic livelihood include Swiss banking and financial institutions, highly evolved service sectors, dexterous labor force, and manufacturing industries based on high technology. Moreover, Switzerland has access to extraordinary capital to use for investment motives as world's wealthiest people and companies hold Swiss Bank accounts. Also, the nation's most popular cities – Geneva and Zurich – have repeatedly appeared in the top ten list of highest living standard cities in the world.

  • #10 Hong Kong SAR - $56,689 GDP (PPP) per capita
    A free market economy and one of the world's leading financial centers, the per capita GDP of Hong Kong is $56,689. As per the Index of Economic Freedom, Hong Kong has had the highest degree of economic freedom in the world. Close ties to mainland China, virtually no public debt, a sound banking system and a huge amount of foreign exchange reserves are some of the positive points of the economy of Hong Kong.

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is the total market value of all goods and services produced in a country in a given time period. In the rankings of the World's Top 10 Richest Countries based on GDP (PPP) per capita for the year, Qatar is placed first, with Luxembourg placed second. Qatar is an oil rich country in the Middle East with an abundance of natural resources, such as natural gas.

Luxembourg is one of the smallest countries in the world, located in north-western Europe, whose population enjoys a high standard of living. It is also a favorite destination among European countries for political activities, thanks to its central location not far from EU headquarters. Once bolstered by the iron and steel industry, Luxembourg's economy is working to maintain its momentum by providing international banking and financial services. Among the countries on the list, six are in Asia (Qatar, Singapore, Brunei, Kuwait, UAE, and Hong Kong), three are from Europe (Luxembourg, Norway, and Switzerland), and one is from North America (USA). International financial services, tourism, petroleum and natural gas exports, electronic goods manufacturing, facilitating international trade (as in the case of Singapore) and a flourishing service sector are the keystones behind the economic success of these nations which has led to their topping the table of the richest countries in the world.

Gross domestic product From 2012 to 2015 (in USD)
S.No.Country name2012201320142015
1United States161631580000001676805300000017419000000000$18.125 trillion(Nominal and PPP)
2China8461623162714.19490602600148.510360105247908.3$11.384 trillion(Nominal) $19.510 trillion(PPP)
3Japan5954476603961.54919563108372.54601461206885.1$4.210 trillion(Nominal) $4.70 trillion(PPP)
4Germany3533242461467.13730260571356.53852556169656€ 3.573 trillion(Nominal) € 3.698,63 trillion(PPP)- Both 2016 estimate
5United Kingdom2614946487602.82678173487557.32941885537461.5$2.945 trillion(Nominal) $2.548 trillion(Dec 2014 est.)
6France2681416108537.42810249215589.12829192039171.8$2.833,68 (€2.132,44) trillion(Nominal) $2.646,94 trillion(PPP)- Both Oct 2015 est.
7Brazil2413174312396.52392094501287.22346118175194.3$1.800 trillion(Nominal) $3.6 trillion(PPP)- Both 2015 est.
8Italy20752209668282136948255815.62144338185064.6$2.149 trillion (Nominal) $2.130 trillion (PPP)
9India1831781515471.61861801615477.92066902397333.3$2.18 trillion(Nominal) $8.02 trillion(PPP)
10Russian Federation2016112133645.52079024782973.31860597922763.4$1.235 trillion(Nominal) $3.473 trillion(PPP)

Source:- http://databank.worldbank.org/data/download/GDP.pdf

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