List of bordering countries with greatest relative differences in GDP (PPP) per capita

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This is a list of bordering countries with the greatest relative differences in GDP (PPP) per person; specifically those pairs of neighbouring countries where the richer country is at least twice as wealthy on a per capita basis than the poorer. These statistics however do not consider differences in other economic indicators that measure welfare, such as their human development index, or inequality within countries.

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The greatest cases of inequity typically would involve an impoverished and politically unstable country neighbouring a resource-rich and relatively stable one, although neither may be recognised as a high-income economy. As an extreme example, the GDP per capita for Saudi Arabia, is over 42 times greater to that of its neighbour Yemen. In the four biggest ratios, the poorer country is either Yemen or North Korea.


Due to lack of economic data, the Vatican City (which is surrounded by Italy), Saint Martin (which shares the island of Saint Martin with Sint Maarten) and the British Overseas Territories of Akrotiri and Dhekelia located in the island of Cyprus, are not included in this list.

Rank Richer country GDP (PPP)
per capita
(Intl. $)[1]
Year Poorer country GDP (PPP)
per capita
(Intl. $)[1]
Year Ratio[2] Continent/
Region
1  Saudi Arabia 54,800 2017 est.  Yemen 1,300 2017 est. 42.154 Asia
2  Oman 45,200 2017 est.  Yemen 1,300 2017 est. 34.769 Asia
3  South Korea 39,400 2017 est.  North Korea 1,700 2015 est. 23.176 Asia
4  Russia 27,800 2017 est.  North Korea 1,700 2015 est. 16.353 Europe / Asia
5  Algeria 15,200 2017 est.  Niger 1,200 2017 est. 12.667 Africa
6  Israel 36,300 2017 est.  Syria 2,900 2015 est. 12.517 Asia
7  South Africa 13,500 2017 est.  Mozambique 1,200 2017 est. 11.250 Africa
8  Iran 20,200 2017 est.  Afghanistan 2,000 2017 est. 10.100 Asia
9  China 16,700 2017 est.  North Korea 1,700 2015 est. 9.824 Asia
10  Equatorial Guinea 36,000 2017 est.  Cameroon 3,700 2017 est. 9.730 Africa
11  Republic of the Congo 6,600 2017 est.  Central African Republic 700 2017 est. 9.429 Africa
12  Dominican Republic 16,900 2017 est.  Haiti 1,800 2017 est. 9.389 Americas
13  Turkey 26,900 2017 est.  Syria 2,900 2015 est. 9.276 Asia
14  Turkmenistan 18,100 2017 est.  Afghanistan 2,000 2017 est. 9.050 Asia
15  Angola 6,800 2017 est.  DR Congo 800 2017 est. 8.500 Africa
16  Israel 36,300 2017 est.  Palestine 4,300 2014 est. 8.442 Asia
17  China 16,700 2017 est.  Afghanistan 2,000 2017 est. 8.350 Asia
18  Libya 10,000 2017 est.  Niger 1,200 2017 est. 8.333 Africa
19  Republic of the Congo 6,600 2017 est.  DR Congo 800 2017 est. 8.250 Africa
20  Swaziland 9,900 2017 est.  Mozambique 1,200 2017 est. 8.250 Africa
21  Botswana 17,800 2017 est.  Zimbabwe 2,300 2017 est. 7.739 Africa
22  Kazakhstan 26,300 2017 est.  Kyrgyzstan 3,700 2017 est. 7.108 Asia
23  Algeria 15,200 2017 est.  Mali 2,200 2017 est. 6.909 Africa
24  Lebanon 19,400 2017 est.  Syria 2,900 2015 est. 6.690 Asia
25  Macau 111,600 2017 est.  China 16,700 2017 est. 6.683 Asia
26  Sudan 4,600 2017 est.  Central African Republic 700 2017 est. 6.571 Africa
27  China 16,700 2017 est.    Nepal 2,700 2017 est. 6.185 Asia
28  Algeria 15,200 2017 est.  Western Sahara 2,500 2007 est. 6.080 Africa
29  South Africa 13,500 2017 est.  Zimbabwe 2,300 2017 est. 5.870 Africa
30  Iraq 17,000 2017 est.  Syria 2,900 2015 est. 5.862 Asia
31  Cameroon 3,700 2017 est.  Central African Republic 700 2017 est. 5.286 Africa
32  China 16,700 2017 est.  Tajikistan 3,200 2017 est. 5.219 Asia
33  Gabon 19,200 2017 est.  Cameroon 3,700 2017 est. 5.189 Africa
34  Zambia 4,000 2017 est.  DR Congo 800 2017 est. 5.000 Africa
35  Nigeria 5,900 2017 est.  Niger 1,200 2017 est. 4.917 Africa
36  Tanzania 3,200 2017 est.  Burundi 700 2017 est. 4.571 Africa
37  China 16,700 2017 est.  Kyrgyzstan 3,700 2017 est. 4.514 Asia
38  Thailand 17,900 2017 est.  Cambodia 4,000 2017 est. 4.475 Asia
39  Spain 38,300 2017 est.  Morocco 8,600 2017 est. 4.453 Europe / Africa
40  Botswana 17,800 2017 est.  Zambia 4,000 2017 est. 4.450 Africa
41  Saudi Arabia 54,800 2017 est.  Jordan 12,500 2017 est. 4.384 Asia
42  Libya 10,000 2017 est.  Chad 2,300 2017 est. 4.348 Africa
43  Jordan 12,500 2017 est.  Syria 2,900 2015 est. 4.310 Asia
44  Romania 24,500 2017 est.  Moldova 5,700 2017 est. 4.298 Europe
45  Tanzania 3,200 2017 est.  DR Congo 800 2017 est. 4.000 Africa
46  Kuwait 66,200 2017 est.  Iraq 17,000 2017 est. 3.894 Asia
47  Kazakhstan 26,300 2017 est.  Uzbekistan 6,900 2017 est. 3.812 Asia
48  Slovakia 33,000 2017 est.  Ukraine 8,700 2017 est. 3.793 Europe
49  South Africa 13,500 2017 est.  Lesotho 3,600 2017 est. 3.750 Africa
50  Iran 20,200 2017 est.  Pakistan 5,400 2017 est. 3.741 Asia
51  Hong Kong 61,400 2017 est.  China 16,700 2017 est. 3.677 Asia
52  Algeria 15,200 2017 est.  Mauritania 4,400 2017 est. 3.455 Africa
53  Uzbekistan 6,900 2017 est.  Afghanistan 2,000 2017 est. 3.450 Asia
54  Morocco 8,600 2017 est.  Western Sahara 2,500 2007 est. 3.440 Africa
55  Hungary 29,500 2017 est.  Ukraine 8,700 2017 est. 3.391 Europe
56  Poland 29,500 2017 est.  Ukraine 8,700 2017 est. 3.391 Europe
57  Indonesia 12,400 2017 est.  Papua New Guinea 3,700 2017 est. 3.351 Asia / Oceania
58  Zambia 4,000 2017 est.  Malawi 1,200 2017 est. 3.333 Africa
59  Zambia 4,000 2017 est.  Mozambique 1,200 2017 est. 3.333 Africa
60  Chad 2,300 2017 est.  Central African Republic 700 2017 est. 3.286 Africa
61  Chile 24,500 2017 est.  Bolivia 7,500 2017 est. 3.267 Americas
62  Saudi Arabia 54,800 2017 est.  Iraq 17,000 2017 est. 3.224 Asia
63  Russia 27,800 2017 est.  Ukraine 8,700 2017 est. 3.195 Europe
64  China 16,700 2017 est.  Pakistan 5,400 2017 est. 3.093 Asia
65  Sudan 4,600 2017 est.  South Sudan 1,500 2017 est. 3.067 Africa
66  Rwanda 2,100 2017 est.  Burundi 700 2017 est. 3.000 Africa
67  Uganda 2,400 2017 est.  DR Congo 800 2017 est. 3.000 Africa
68  United States 59,500 2017 est.  Mexico 19,900 2017 est. 2.990 Americas
69  Egypt 12,700 2017 est.  Palestine 4,300 2014 est. 2.953 Africa / Asia
70  Costa Rica 16,900 2017 est.  Nicaragua 5,800 2017 est. 2.914 Americas
71  Gabon 19,200 2017 est.  Republic of the Congo 6,600 2017 est. 2.909 Africa
72  Jordan 12,500 2017 est.  Palestine 4,300 2014 est. 2.907 Asia
73  Israel 36,300 2017 est.  Jordan 12,500 2017 est. 2.904 Asia
74  Thailand 17,900 2017 est.  Myanmar 6,200 2017 est. 2.887 Asia
75  Sudan 4,600 2017 est.  Eritrea 1,600 2017 est. 2.875 Africa
76  Israel 36,300 2017 est.  Egypt 12,700 2017 est. 2.858 Asia / Africa
77  Turkey 26,900 2017 est.  Armenia 9,500 2017 est. 2.832 Asia
78  Namibia 11,300 2017 est.  Zambia 4,000 2017 est. 2.825 Africa
79  Romania 24,500 2017 est.  Ukraine 8,700 2017 est. 2.816 Europe
80  Liechtenstein 139,100 2009 est.  Austria 49,900 2017 est. 2.788 Europe
81  Argentina 20,900 2017 est.  Bolivia 7,500 2017 est. 2.787 Americas
82  Ivory Coast 3,900 2017 est.  Liberia 1,400 2017 est. 2.786 Africa
83  Ghana 4,700 2017 est.  Togo 1,700 2017 est. 2.765 Africa
84  Egypt 12,700 2017 est.  Sudan 4,600 2017 est. 2.761 Africa
85  Pakistan 5,400 2017 est.  Afghanistan 2,000 2017 est. 2.700 Asia
86  Brunei 78,200 2017 est.  Malaysia 29,000 2017 est. 2.697 Asia
87  China 16,700 2017 est.  Myanmar 6,200 2017 est. 2.694 Asia
88  India 7,200 2017 est.    Nepal 2,700 2017 est. 2.667 Asia
89  Tanzania 3,200 2017 est.  Malawi 1,200 2017 est. 2.667 Africa
90  Tanzania 3,200 2017 est.  Mozambique 1,200 2017 est. 2.667 Africa
91  Monaco 115,700 2015 est.  France 43,800 2017 est. 2.642 Europe
92  Rwanda 2,100 2017 est.  DR Congo 800 2017 est. 2.625 Africa
93  Turkmenistan 18,100 2017 est.  Uzbekistan 6,900 2017 est. 2.623 Asia
94  Russia 27,800 2017 est.  Georgia 10,700 2017 est. 2.598 Europe / Asia
95  Norway 71,800 2017 est.  Russia 27,800 2017 est. 2.583 Europe
96  Nigeria 5,900 2017 est.  Benin 2,300 2017 est. 2.565 Africa
97  Nigeria 5,900 2017 est.  Chad 2,300 2017 est. 2.565 Africa
98  Turkey 26,900 2017 est.  Georgia 10,700 2017 est. 2.514 Asia
99  Ghana 4,700 2017 est.  Burkina Faso 1,900 2017 est. 2.474 Africa
100  Mexico 19,900 2017 est.  Guatemala 8,100 2017 est. 2.457 Americas
101  Luxembourg 106,300 2017 est.  France 43,800 2017 est. 2.427 Europe
102  China 16,700 2017 est.  Vietnam 6,900 2017 est. 2.420 Asia
103  Thailand 17,900 2017 est.  Laos 7,400 2017 est. 2.419 Asia
104  Mexico 19,900 2017 est.  Belize 8,300 2017 est. 2.398 Americas
105  Malaysia 29,000 2017 est.  Indonesia 12,400 2017 est. 2.339 Asia
106  Kenya 3,500 2017 est.  South Sudan 1,500 2017 est. 2.333 Africa
107  China 16,700 2017 est.  India 7,200 2017 est. 2.319 Asia
108  Indonesia 12,400 2017 est.  Timor-Leste 5,400 2017 est. 2.296 Asia
109  Luxembourg 106,300 2017 est.  Belgium 46,600 2017 est. 2.281 Europe
110  Qatar 124,500 2017 est.  Saudi Arabia 54,800 2017 est. 2.272 Asia
111  Liechtenstein 139,100 2009 est.   Switzerland 61,400 2017 est. 2.265 Europe
112  China 16,700 2017 est.  Laos 7,400 2017 est. 2.257 Asia
113  Djibouti 3,600 2017 est.  Eritrea 1,600 2017 est. 2.250 Africa
114  Greece 27,700 2017 est.  Albania 12,500 2017 est. 2.216 Europe
115  Libya 10,000 2017 est.  Sudan 4,600 2017 est. 2.174 Africa
116  Belarus 18,900 2017 est.  Ukraine 8,700 2017 est. 2.172 Europe
117  Uzbekistan 6,900 2017 est.  Tajikistan 3,200 2017 est. 2.156 Asia
118  South Sudan 1,500 2017 est.  Central African Republic 700 2017 est. 2.143 Africa
119  Russia 27,800 2017 est.  Mongolia 13,000 2017 est. 2.138 Europe / Asia
120  Argentina 20,900 2017 est.  Paraguay 9,800 2017 est. 2.133 Americas
121  Iran 20,200 2017 est.  Armenia 9,500 2017 est. 2.126 Asia
122  Luxembourg 106,300 2017 est.  Germany 50,400 2017 est. 2.109 Europe
123  Sudan 4,600 2017 est.  Ethiopia 2,200 2017 est. 2.091 Africa
124  Brazil 15,600 2017 est.  Bolivia 7,500 2017 est. 2.080 Americas
125  Ivory Coast 3,900 2017 est.  Burkina Faso 1,900 2017 est. 2.053 Africa
126  Mauritania 4,400 2017 est.  Mali 2,200 2017 est. 2.000 Africa
127  Sudan 4,600 2017 est.  Chad 2,300 2017 est. 2.000 Africa

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b GDP - per capita (PPP), The World Factbook, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on 1 September 2018.
  2. ^ [1][2]. Accessed on 1 September 2018.