Richest Countries in the World

List of the Top-50 Richest Countries in the World. Qatar leads the list of the richest countries followed by Luxembourg and Macau.

List of the richest countries in the world

Based on data presented by the International Monetary Fund , in 2017, according to the values ​​of Gross Domestic Product per capita measured in relation to purchasing power parity (PPP), Qatar is the richest country in the world , with the value of 129,726 dollars, followed by Luxembourg, with 101,936 dollars and Macau closes the podium of the richest countries in the world , with 96,147 dollars of GDP per capita. There are several ways to measure the wealth of countries in the world, as well as other sources such as the World Bank or the United Nations . This is a formula that introduces the cost of living and the inflation rate into the variables and in this way we have a more realistic view of the richest and poorest countries in the world. Otherwise, the largest countries in the world in terms of area or the largest countries in the world in terms of population always benefited more than the smallest countries, either in terms of territory or population , and were always in the top positions in this type of list.

10th San Marino

San Marino is one of the smallest countries in terms of area and population in Europe but is one of the richest countries in the world with US$64,443.

9th United Arab Emirates

Unsurprisingly, the United Arab Emirates is present in the top-10 of the richest countries in the world, with US$67,696.

8th Norway

One of the most developed nations with the highest purchasing power, Norway is the third country in Europe on this list with a value of US$69,296.

7th Ireland

The 2nd richest country in Europe has a GDP per capita of 69,374 dollars, thanks to foreign investment and development in technological areas.

6th Kuwait

With US$71,263, Kuwait ranks in the second half of the top-10 of the world’s richest countries , thanks to oil and natural gas.

5th Brunei

Perhaps the least known name on this list, however, is among the elite of the world’s rich countries , with $79,710.

4th Singapore

One of the most emerging economies in recent years is in 4th place in terms of the richest countries in the world , with US$87,082.

3rd Macao

The former Portuguese colony ranks 3rd in the club of the richest countries in the world and is the 2nd richest in Asia, with US$96,147.

2nd Luxembourg

The richest country in Europe and one of the smallest in the world in terms of area is on the podium with a value of US$ 101,936 relative to GDP per capita measured against PPP.

1st Qatar

Qatar is the richest country in the world according to gross domestic product per capita measured against purchasing power parity (PPP), with $129,726.


List of the 50 Richest Countries in the World

Position Parents per capita GDP
1 Qatar 129,726
2 Luxembourg 101,936
3 Macao 96,147
4 singapore 87,082
5 Brunei 79,710
6 Kuwait 71,263
7 Ireland 69,374
8 Norway 69,296
9 United Arab Emirates 67,696
10 San Marino 64,443
11 Switzerland 59,375
12 Hong Kong 58,094
13 USA 57,293
14 Saudi Arabia 54,078
15 Netherlands 50,846
16 Bahrain 50,302
17 Sweden 49,678
18 Australia 48,806
19 Germany 48,189
20 Iceland 48,070
21 Austria 47,856
22 Taiwan 47,790
23 Denmark 46,602
24 Canada 46,239
25 Belgium 44,881
26 Oman 43,737
27 United Kingdom 42,513
28 France 42,384
29 Finland 41,812
30 Japan 38,893
31 Equatorial Guinea 38,699
32 South Korea 37,947
33 Malta 37,891
34 Puerto Rico 37,722
35 New Zealand 37,108
36 Spain 36,451
37 Italy 36,313
38 Israel 34,833
39 Cyprus 34,386
40 Czech Republic 33,223
41 Slovenia 32,027
42 Trinidad & Tobago 31,933
43 Slovakia 31,182
44 Lithuania 29,881
45 Estonia 29,501
46 Portugal 28,515
47 Seychelles 28,184
48 Poland 27,714
49 Malaysia 27,234
50 Hungary 27,210