Top 10 Poorest Countries In The World By GDP Per Capita 2024: Which Are the Poorest Countries In The World? Check List (2024)

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Top 10 Poorest Countries In The World By GDP Per Capita 2024: Check List

Top 10 Poorest Countries In The World By GDP Per Capita (PPP) 2024: Did you know that the estimated GDP per capita (PPP) of the 10th poorest country - Madagascar - is 4 times that of the poorest country in the world, South Sudan? The GDP per capita of the world’s poorest country is just $455 in PPP terms. We take a look at the top 10 poorest countries in the world by GDP per capita in PPP terms as per IMF’s World Economic Outlook April 2024 data sourced from EY: (AI image)

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South Sudan

Top 10 poorest countries in the world: South Sudan is the poorest country in the world with a projected GDP per capita of $455.157 in 2024, according to IMF data. In 2011, South Sudan became the world’s youngest country by gaining independence. It is grappling with major economic difficulties. (AI image)

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Burundi

Burundi is the second poorest country in the world with a projected GDP per capita (PPP) of $915.879 for 2024 according to the IMF. Burundi, which is a small landlocked nation in East Africa, faces severe socio-economic challenges, compounded by rapid population growth. (AI image)

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Central African Republic

The Central African Republic is the third most poor country in the world. According to IMF projections for 2024, the Central African Republic’s GDP per capita would be $1,122.641. Located in the heart of Africa, the Central African Republic remains one of the world's most fragile nations despite its wealth of natural resources. (AI image)

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Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is the fourth poorest country in the world with an IMF projected GDP per capita (PPP) of $1552.343 for 2024. The Democratic Republic of Congo is rich in natural resources, yet according to the World Bank, its population has not reaped the benefits of this wealth. (AI image)

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Niger

Niger ranks 5th in the list of the poorest countries in the world. According to IMF’s projections for 2024, the GDP per capita for Niger is estimated at around $1,674.659. Niger's economy is poorly diversified, with agriculture accounting for 40% of its GDP, according to the World Bank. (AI image)

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Mozambique

Mozambique is the 6th poorest country in the world with an estimated GDP per capita (PPP) of $1,648.555 for 2024, according to the IMF. Approximately two-thirds of Niger's estimated 33 million people (as of 2022) reside and work in rural areas, says the World Bank. (AI image)

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Malawi

Malawi ranks 8th in the list of the world’s top 10 poorest countries. IMF projects that for 2024, the GDP per capita of Malawi is estimated at around $1,711.837. Despite significant economic and structural reforms, Malawi remains one of the poorest countries globally. The economy is heavily reliant on agriculture, employing over 80% of the population, and is particularly susceptible to external, especially climatic shocks, says the World Bank. (AI image)

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Liberia

Liberia, which comes in at the 8th rank in the world’s top 10 poorest countries, is estimated to have a GDP per capita (PPP) of $1,882.432 for 2024, according to IMF data. Liberia's persistent poverty is said to be a result of violent conflicts, including civil wars, and disease outbreaks like Ebola. (AI image)

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Yemen

Yemen, which according to IMF 2023 data ranks at the 11th slot in the world’s poorest countries list, is expected to slip to the 9th rank according to IMF’s 2024 projections with a GDP per capita of $1,996.475. According to the World Bank, Yemen has historically been one of the poorest countries in the Middle East and North Africa. (AI image)

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