Top 10 Poorest Countries in the World


The World Bank’s four-tiered ranking system classifies the world’s poorest countries as low-income economies. This ranking is based on each country’s gross national income (GNI) per capita, which is the total income divided by the population. The GNP is very similar to the GDP per capita. Both measures the dollar value of all goods and services produced in a given country, but GNP also includes income earned from foreign sources (such as foreign investments or real estate holdings). As a result, GNP is thought to be a slightly more accurate measure of a country’s economic health.

GNP is usually expressed in one of two ways. The first is in US dollars, calculated by comparing each country’s currency using a technique known as the Atlas method. The second is in “purchasing power parity (PPP) international dollars,” a fictitious currency linked to the value of the US dollar in any given year. According to the World Bank, low-income countries have a GNP (adjusted to current US dollars) of less than $1,046 as of July 1, 2021.

Top poorest countries 

Burundi – $270
$310 for Somalia
$460 Mozambique
$480 for Madagascar
$490 – Sierra Leone
$500 for Afghanistan
$510 Central African Republic
Liberia ($530)
Niger – $540
Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire) – $550

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