The Top-30 of the world’s poorest countries. Central African Republic is the poorest country in the world, according to the IMF.
List of the world’s poorest countries
Based on data presented by the International Monetary Fund , in 2018, according to the values of Gross Domestic Product per capita measured in relation to purchasing power parity (PPP), the Central African Republic is the poorest country in the world , with the value of 712 dollars, followed by Burundi, with 733 dollars and Macau closes the podium of the poorest countries in the world , with 816 dollars. There are several ways to measure the wealth of countries in the world, as well as other sources such as the World Bank or the United Nations . This is a formula that introduces the cost of living and the inflation rate into the variables and in this way we have a more realistic view of the richest countries and poorest countries in the world . Otherwise, the largest countries in the world in terms of area or the largest countries in the world in terms of population always benefited more in relation to smaller countries, either in terms of territory or population . A final note for the reference to the lack of data in some countries that could even be part of this list.
The top-10 of the poorest countries in the world only includes countries on the African continent and we start with the island of Madagascar, with a value of 1,630 dollars.
9th Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone is one of the poorest countries in Africa and the world , with a GDP of US$1,620 measured in terms of purchasing power.
8th Republic of South Sudan
One of the most recent states in the world is also one of the poorest countries in the world , with a Gross Domestic Product of 1,580 dollars.
7 th Liberia
Liberia is one of the countries with the most corruption, which could be a reason to be one of the poorest countries . 1330 dollars is the value of the Gross Domestic Product .
It is the poorest PALOP country in terms of Gross Domestic Product , with US$1,290 compared to the purchasing power established for the population.
5 th Niger
One of the poorest countries in Africa and the world , with one of the weakest economies on the planet, resulting in values of 1,220 dollars compared to purchasing power.
4 th Malawi
Malawi is located on the expanse of Lake Niassa, one of the largest lakes in the world , and has US$1,200 of Gross Domestic Product per capita, compared to purchasing power.
3rd Democratic Republic of the Congo
One of the largest countries in the world in terms of area is also one of the poorest countries in the world , not reaching the mark of 1000 dollars in terms of Gross Domestic Product when compared in parity with the value of purchasing power.
It is one of the smallest countries in area and the 2nd poorest country in the world , with a value of 733 dollars of GDP based on purchasing power parity.
1st Central African Republic
The Central African Republic is the poorest country in the world , with $712 of Gross Domestic Product at purchasing power parity.
List of the 30 poorest countries in the world
|Position||Country||PIB per capita (PPC)|
|1||Central African Republic||$712|
|3||Democratic Republic of Congo||$816|
|8||Republic of South Sudan||$1,530|