The Poorest Countries in the World

While many people in the U.S. worry about waiting in line too long for coffee or whether the car they want comes in the right color, across the globe there are many people simply trying to make ends meet every day. These people frequently live in the poorest countries in the world — places with struggling economies, a lack of natural resources or a combination of that and more.

To determine the world’s most cash poor countries, FindTheData, a world data site by Graphiq, ranked countries based on their on their gross domestic product (GDP) per capita, as reported by the World Bank in 2015. They only included members of the United Nations.

#115 – Maldives

GDP per capita: $7,681.08

Country GDP: $3,142,812,004
Population: 408,000
Government type: Republic

#114 – Dominica

GDP per capita: $7,399.25

Country GDP: $524,074,074
Population: 73,000
Government type: Parliamentary Democracy

#113 – Turkmenistan

GDP per capita: $6,947.84

Country GDP: $37,334,232,257
Population: 5,374,000
Government type: Presidential, Republic, Authoritarian

#112 – Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

GDP per capita: $6,864.24

Country GDP: $751,373,263
Population: 109,000
Government type: Constitutional Democracy, Parliamentary Democracy

#111 – Bulgaria

GDP per capita: $6,819.87

Country GDP: $56,717,054,674
Population: 7,171,000
Government type: Parliamentary Democracy

#110 – Cuba

GDP per capita: $6,789.85

Country GDP: $77,149,700,000
Population: 11,390,000
Government type: Communist

#109 – Montenegro

GDP per capita: $6,415.03

Country GDP: $3,992,640,233
Population: 622,000
Government type: Republic

#108 – Dominican Republic

GDP per capita: $6,373.55

Country GDP: $67,103,263,863
Population: 10,528,000
Government type: Democratic Republic

#107 – Botswana

GDP per capita: $6,360.64

Country GDP: $15,813,364,345
Population: 2,262,000
Government type: Republic

#106 – Ecuador

GDP per capita: $6,248.11

Country GDP: $100,917,000,000
Population: 16,144,000
Government type: Republic

#105 – Peru

GDP per capita: $6,121.86

Country GDP: $192,084,000,000
Population: 31,377,000
Government type: Constitutional, Republic

#104 – Colombia

GDP per capita: $6,056.15

Country GDP: $377,740,000,000
Population: 48,229,000
Government type: Republic

#103 – Thailand

GDP per capita: $5,816.44

Country GDP: $395,282,000,000
Population: 67,959,000
Government type: Constitutional Monarchy

#102 – Belarus

GDP per capita: $5,740.46

Country GDP: $76,139,250,365
Population: 9,448,000
Government type: Republic, Dictatorship

#101 – South Africa

GDP per capita: $5,691.69

Country GDP: $312,798,000,000
Population: 54,767,000
Government type: Republic

#100 – Azerbaijan

GDP per capita: $5,496.34

Country GDP: $75,198,010,965
Population: 9,651,000
Government type: Republic

#99 – Iran

GDP per capita: $5,442.87

Country GDP: $425,326,000,000
Population: 79,109,000
Government type: Islamic Republic

#98 – Serbia

GDP per capita: $5,143.95

Country GDP: $36,513,027,128
Population: 7,097,000
Government type: Republic

#97 – Jamaica

GDP per capita: $5,137.92

Country GDP: $14,005,654,599
Population: 2,730,000
Government type: Constitutional, Parliamentary Democracy, Commonwealth

#96 – Jordan

GDP per capita: $4,940.05

Country GDP: $37,517,410,299
Population: 6,738,000
Government type: Constitutional Monarchy

#95 – Fiji

GDP per capita: $4,916.25

Country GDP: $4,386,008,745
Population: 892,000
Government type: Republic

#94 – Belize

GDP per capita: $4,906.94

Country GDP: $1,699,154,132
Population: 359,000
Government type: Parliamentary Democracy, Commonwealth

#93 – Macedonia

GDP per capita: $4,852.66

Country GDP: $10,086,021,261
Population: 2,078,000
Government type: Parliamentary Democracy

#92 – Namibia

GDP per capita: $4,695.77

Country GDP: $11,546,088,223
Population: 2,459,000
Government type: Republic

#91 – Libya

GDP per capita: $4,643.31

Country GDP: $29,152,707,345
Population: 6,278,000
Government type: Republic

#90 – Iraq

GDP per capita: $4,629.08

Country GDP: $168,607,000,000
Population: 35,870,000
Government type: Parliamentary Democracy

#89 – El Salvador

GDP per capita: $4,219.35

Country GDP: $25,163,700,000
Population: 6,127,000
Government type: Republic

#88 – Algeria

GDP per capita: $4,206.03

Country GDP: $213,518,000,000
Population: 39,667,000
Government type: Republic

#87 – Bosnia And Herzegovina

GDP per capita: $4,197.81

Country GDP: $18,286,273,233
Population: 3,810,000
Government type: Parliamentary Government

#86 – Paraguay

GDP per capita: $4,160.61

Country GDP: $27,622,778,722
Population: 6,639,000
Government type: Constitutional, Republic

#85 – Guyana

GDP per capita: $4,127.35

Country GDP: $3,166,029,056
Population: 767,000
Government type: Republic

#84 – Tonga

GDP per capita: $4,114.05

Country GDP: $434,386,307
Population: 106,000
Government type: Constitutional Monarchy

#83 – Angola

GDP per capita: $4,102.12

Country GDP: $131,401,000,000
Population: 25,022,000
Government type: Republic, Presidential

#82 – Mongolia

GDP per capita: $3,973.44

Country GDP: $11,757,940,909
Population: 2,959,000
Government type: Republic

#81 – Albania

GDP per capita: $3,965.02

Country GDP: $13,211,513,726
Population: 2,901,000
Government type: Parliamentary Democracy

#80 – Samoa

GDP per capita: $3,938.55

Country GDP: $761,037,916
Population: 193,000
Government type: Parliamentary Democracy

#79 – Sri Lanka

GDP per capita: $3,926.17

Country GDP: $82,316,172,384
Population: 20,876,000
Government type: Republic

#78 – Guatemala

GDP per capita: $3,903.49

Country GDP: $63,794,348,775
Population: 16,343,000
Government type: Constitutional, Democratic Republic

#77 – Tunisia

GDP per capita: $3,872.51

Country GDP: $43,015,089,723
Population: 11,117,000
Government type: Republic

#76 – Tuvalu

GDP per capita: $3,826.90

Country GDP: $37,859,554
Population: 10,000
Government type: Parliamentary Democracy, Commonwealth

#75 – Georgia

GDP per capita: $3,795.97

Country GDP: $13,965,385,802
Population: 3,716,000
Government type: Republic

#74 – Egypt

GDP per capita: $3,614.75

Country GDP: $286,538,000,000
Population: 91,508,000
Government type: Republic

#73 – Marshall Islands

GDP per capita: $3,529.75

Country GDP: $186,716,626
Population: 53,000
Government type: Constitutional, Presidential

#72 – Armenia

GDP per capita: $3,499.80

Country GDP: $11,644,438,423
Population: 3,018,000
Government type: Republic

#71 – Indonesia

GDP per capita: $3,346.49

Country GDP: $861,934,000,000
Population: 257,564,000
Government type: Republic

#70 – Swaziland

GDP per capita: $3,154.75

Country GDP: $4,060,072,444
Population: 1,287,000
Government type: Monarchy

#69 – Vanuatu

GDP per capita: $3,147.96

Country GDP: $814,954,587
Population: 265,000
Government type: Republic

#68 – Cabo Verde

GDP per capita: $3,131.13

Country GDP: $1,871,187,071
Population: 521,000
Government type: Republic

#67 – Bolivia

GDP per capita: $3,095.36

Country GDP: $32,996,187,988
Population: 10,725,000
Government type: Republic

#66 – Micronesia

GDP per capita: $3,057.09

Country GDP: $318,071,979
Population: 104,000
Government type: Democratic Republic, Presidential

#65 – Philippines

GDP per capita: $2,899.38

Country GDP: $291,965,000,000
Population: 100,699,000
Government type: Republic

#64 – Morocco

GDP per capita: $2,871.51

Country GDP: $100,360,000,000
Population: 34,378,000
Government type: Constitutional Monarchy

#63 – Nigeria

GDP per capita: $2,640.29

Country GDP: $481,066,000,000
Population: 182,202,000
Government type: Federal Republic

#62 – Bhutan

GDP per capita: $2,532.45

Country GDP: $1,958,803,867
Population: 775,000
Government type: Constitutional Monarchy

#61 – Honduras

GDP per capita: $2,495.59

Country GDP: $20,152,043,003
Population: 8,075,000
Government type: Constitutional, Republic

#60 – Papua New Guinea

GDP per capita: $2,268.17

Country GDP: $16,928,680,397
Population: 7,619,000
Government type: Consitutional, Parliamentary Democracy, Commonwealth

#59 – Uzbekistan

GDP per capita: $2,132.07

Country GDP: $66,732,801,393
Population: 31,190,000
Government type: Republic, Authoritarian, Presidential

#58 – Ukraine

GDP per capita: $2,114.95

Country GDP: $90,615,023,324
Population: 45,157,000
Government type: Republic

#57 – Vietnam

GDP per capita: $2,111.14

Country GDP: $193,599,000,000
Population: 91,714,000
Government type: Communist

#56 – Sudan

GDP per capita: $2,089.40

Country GDP: $84,066,770,983
Population: 40,235,000
Government type: Federal Republic

#55 – Nicaragua

GDP per capita: $2,086.90

Country GDP: $12,692,562,188
Population: 6,082,000
Government type: Republic

#54 – Syria

GDP per capita: $2,079.99

Country GDP: $40,405,006,007
Population: 22,351,000
Government type: Republic, Authoritarian

#53 – Solomon Islands

GDP per capita: $1,982.27

Country GDP: $1,156,834,751
Population: 584,000
Government type: Parliamentary Democracy, Commonwealth

#52 – Republic of the Congo

GDP per capita: $1,851.20

Country GDP: $8,553,154,506
Population: 4,620,000
Government type: Republic

#51 – Moldova

GDP per capita: $1,843.24

Country GDP: $6,551,161,404
Population: 3,551,000
Government type: Republic

#50 – Djibouti

GDP per capita: $1,813.60

Country GDP: $1,589,026,158
Population: 888,000
Government type: Republic

#49 – Laos

GDP per capita: $1,812.33

Country GDP: $12,327,488,341
Population: 6,802,000
Government type: Communist

#48 – Sao Tome and Principe

GDP per capita: $1,810.72

Country GDP: $337,413,477
Population: 190,000
Government type: Democratic Republic

#47 – India

GDP per capita: $1,581.59

Country GDP: $2,073,540,000,000
Population: 1,311,051,000
Government type: Federal Republic

#46 – Pakistan

GDP per capita: $1,428.99

Country GDP: $269,971,000,000
Population: 188,925,000
Government type: Federal Republic

#45 – Yemen

GDP per capita: $1,408.15

Country GDP: $35,954,502,304
Population: 26,832,000
Government type: Republic

#44 – Cote d’Ivoire

GDP per capita: $1,398.69

Country GDP: $31,752,543,539
Population: 22,702,000
Government type: Presidential

#43 – Ghana

GDP per capita: $1,381.41

Country GDP: $37,864,368,220
Population: 27,410,000
Government type: Constitutional Democracy

#42 – Kenya

GDP per capita: $1,376.71

Country GDP: $63,398,041,540
Population: 46,050,000
Government type: Republic

#41 – Mauritania

GDP per capita: $1,370.99

Country GDP: $5,442,297,174
Population: 4,068,000
Government type: Republic

#40 – Zambia

GDP per capita: $1,360.98

Country GDP: $22,063,852,463
Population: 16,212,000
Government type: Republic

#39 – Kiribati

GDP per capita: $1,291.88

Country GDP: $145,237,022
Population: 112,000
Government type: Republic

#38 – Cameroon

GDP per capita: $1,250.78

Country GDP: $32,050,817,633
Population: 23,344,000
Government type: Republic, Presidential

#37 – Bangladesh

GDP per capita: $1,211.70

Country GDP: $172,887,000,000
Population: 160,996,000
Government type: Parliamentary Democracy

#36 – Myanmar

GDP per capita: $1,203.51

Country GDP: $64,865,515,159
Population: 53,897,000
Government type: Constitutional, Presidential, Republic

#35 – Cambodia

GDP per capita: $1,158.69

Country GDP: $16,777,820,333
Population: 15,578,000
Government type: Constitutional Monarchy

#34 – Timor-Leste

GDP per capita: $1,134.43

Country GDP: $1,412,377,919
Population: 1,239,000
Government type: Republic

#33 – Kyrgyzstan

GDP per capita: $1,103.22

Country GDP: $6,571,853,849
Population: 5,930,000
Government type: Republic

#32 – Lesotho

GDP per capita: $1,034.19

Country GDP: $2,181,300,506
Population: 2,135,000
Government type: Constitutional Monarchy

#31 – Tajikistan

GDP per capita: $925.91

Country GDP: $7,853,450,374
Population: 8,482,000
Government type: Republic

#30 – Senegal

GDP per capita: $910.79

Country GDP: $13,779,570,706
Population: 15,129,000
Government type: Republic

#29 – Zimbabwe

GDP per capita: $890.42

Country GDP: $13,892,940,504
Population: 15,603,000
Government type: Parliamentary Democracy

#28 – Tanzania

GDP per capita: $864.86

Country GDP: $44,895,392,077
Population: 53,470,000
Government type: Republic

#27 – Haiti

GDP per capita: $828.81

Country GDP: $8,877,465,911
Population: 10,711,000
Government type: Republic

#26 – Comoros

GDP per capita: $810.08

Country GDP: $623,751,045
Population: 788,000
Government type: Republic

#25 – Benin

GDP per capita: $779.07

Country GDP: $9,575,356,735
Population: 10,880,000
Government type: Republic

#24 – Chad

GDP per capita: $775.70

Country GDP: $13,922,224,561
Population: 14,037,000
Government type: Republic

#23 – Eritrea

GDP per capita: $754.89

Country GDP: $3,857,821,184
Population: 5,228,000
Government type: Presidential

#22 – Mali

GDP per capita: $744.35

Country GDP: $13,100,263,697
Population: 17,600,000
Government type: Republic

#21 – Nepal

GDP per capita: $732.30

Country GDP: $20,880,545,907
Population: 28,514,000
Government type: Democratic Republic

#20 – South Sudan

GDP per capita: $730.58

Country GDP: $9,015,221,096
Population: 12,340,000
Government type: Republic

#19 – Rwanda

GDP per capita: $697.35

Country GDP: $8,095,980,014
Population: 11,610,000
Government type: Republic, Presidential

#18 – Sierra Leone

GDP per capita: $693.41

Country GDP: $4,474,689,706
Population: 6,453,000
Government type: Constitutional Democracy

#17 – Uganda

GDP per capita: $675.57

Country GDP: $26,369,242,278
Population: 39,032,000
Government type: Republic

#16 – Ethiopia

GDP per capita: $619.14

Country GDP: $61,537,143,095
Population: 99,391,000
Government type: Federal Republic

#15 – Burkina Faso

GDP per capita: $613.04

Country GDP: $12,542,221,942
Population: 18,106,000
Government type: Republic

#14 – Afghanistan

GDP per capita: $590.27

Country GDP: $20,038,215,159
Population: 32,527,000
Government type: Islamic Republic

#13 – Guinea-Bissau

GDP per capita: $573.03

Country GDP: $1,056,851,008
Population: 1,844,000
Government type: Republic

#12 – Somalia

GDP per capita: $551.86

Country GDP: $5,953,000,000
Population: 10,787,000
Government type: Republic

#11 – Togo

GDP per capita: $547.97

Country GDP: $4,002,723,817
Population: 7,305,000
Government type: Republic

#10 – Guinea

GDP per capita: $531.32

Country GDP: $6,699,203,543
Population: 12,609,000
Government type: Republic

#9 – Mozambique

GDP per capita: $525.01

Country GDP: $14,688,606,238
Population: 27,978,000
Government type: Republic

#8 – The Democratic Republic of the Congo

GDP per capita: $456.05

Country GDP: $35,237,742,278
Population: 77,267,000
Government type: Presidential, Republic

#7 – Liberia

GDP per capita: $455.87

Country GDP: $2,053,000,000
Population: 4,503,000
Government type: Republic

#6 – Gambia

GDP per capita: $441.29

Country GDP: $850,903,179
Population: 1,991,000
Government type: Republic

#5 – Madagascar

GDP per capita: $411.82

Country GDP: $9,980,522,718
Population: 24,235,000
Government type: Republic

#4 – Malawi

GDP per capita: $381.37

Country GDP: $6,565,382,259
Population: 17,215,000
Government type: Presidential

#3 – Niger

GDP per capita: $358.96

Country GDP: $7,142,951,342
Population: 19,899,000
Government type: Republic

#2 – Central African Republic

GDP per capita: $306.78

Country GDP: $1,503,299,944
Population: 4,900,000
Government type: Republic

#1 – Burundi

GDP per capita: $275.98

Country GDP: $3,093,647,227
Population: 11,179,000
Government type: Republic