Top 10 richest countries in the world
In the next top ranking, we publish information about the richest countries in the world in terms of GDP per capita. The countries on this list represent Asia, Europe, North America and Australia. There is not a single representative from Africa and South America.
GDP (PPP) per capita: $ 43,073
Australia, occupying an entire continent, is the most important country in the region, which includes, in addition to the already mentioned country, also New Zealand and many tiny island states, the economy of which is almost entirely dependent on Australia.
The main revenues to the country’s budget come from tourism, education and banking services – about 70%, and agriculture also makes a significant contribution to the country’s economy.
GDP (PPP) per capita: $ 43,472
Canada is like Australia, only in the north, or Australia is like Canada, only in the south. The countries are really very similar in terms of social and economic level. By the way, it is in Canada and Australia that the best cities in the world to live are located, these two countries account for seven cities out of the top ten.
8. San Marino
GDP (PPP) per capita: $ 44,605
In terms of GDP per capita, it is richer than both Canada and Australia. The main income is tourism, about 3 million people visit this small area annually, as well as agriculture, manufacturing and banks. San Marino consists of 30 settlements. The largest of which – Serravalle, is home to only 9 thousand people, and in the capital of San Marino about 4500 people.
San Marino is the smallest country on the list of the richest countries in the world.
GDP (PPP) per capita: $ 46,430
Switzerland is a mysterious country, so, for example, they joined the UN only in 2002, they are not members of the EU and NATO, which is not typical for Western European countries. However, Switzerland has a fairly large political weight in the world community. Many headquarters of international organizations and courts are located in this country, including FIFA, UEFA, IOC, International Court of Arbitration for Sport and many others.
Swiss banks are the most attractive for international transactions, thanks to the political and economic stability in the country, as well as banking secrecy. So, Zurich is one of the world’s financial centers. About 15% of the country’s budget revenue comes from the tourism industry. Swiss cheese and Swiss watches are known all over the world. This is how they live 🙂
GDP (PPP) per capita: $ 53,101
The US economy is the largest in the world, at the beginning of the 20th century, the states’ GDP accounted for 10% of the entire world, after the Second World War, about half, but with the rapid growth of Western European economies in the sixties, the share of the United States fell to a quarter of world GDP, and has remained so at the same level.
The US currency, the dollar, has the greatest circulation around the world, and it is with the help of it that most international currency transactions are carried out.
Developed countries are also characterized by a developed transport network, for example, in the United States there are 3 of the 10 largest airports in the world and several of the largest cities on our planet.
GDP (PPP) per capita: $ 53,431
Brunei is an oil and gas giant in Southeast Asia, despite its small size. The country is one of the five leaders in terms of supplies of liquefied gas. A small population (400 thousand people) and wealth in natural resources give such a large indicator of the country’s GDP per capita.
GDP (PPP) per capita: $ 54,947
Norway is an oil and gas giant in another corner of the world – Europe. Oil exports are the main source of income for Norway. Most of the income goes to social security for citizens, as well as funds for future generations. In addition, Norway is considered the happiest country in the world .
GDP (PPP) per capita: $ 64,584
Singapore, which was a few decades ago the poorest country with nothing. Thanks to the reforms carried out by Lee Kuan Yew, he became one of the main financial centers in the world and one of the most influential countries in the region. And all this, despite the almost complete absence of any resources, including drinking water.
GDP (PPP) per capita: $ 78,670
A small country with a population of 500 thousand people. The economic boom took place in the sixties, due to the extraction of iron ore and the production of steel. Currently, the bulk of Luxembourg’s income is generated by banks and financial services.
GDP (PPP) per capita: $ 98,814
Qatar is a small country that lives mainly on the production and export of gas and, to a lesser extent, oil. This made Qatar the richest country in terms of GDP per capita. In recent years, the Qatari government has been trying to attract investment in other non-energy sectors of the economy.