Top 10 Poorest Countries in the World


Do you want to know about the poorest countries in the world. Today we are discussing about the list of most poor countries in the whole world. These countries faces the serious problem of hunger, poverty, lack of education, etc. Just go through this article to find out more about these poorest countries.

10. Afghanistan: Annual Income – $1100


Afghanistan is located in South Central Asia and is a landlocked nation. It is the 41st largest nation with about 650,000 km of land and 42nd most populous with a population of just over 30 million.

The average annual income of these Afghanis people is around $1100, which is the tenth lowest in the world and has an unemployment rate of over 35%.

9. Niger: Annual Income – $776


Niger is located in Western Africa and is also a landlocked country, with a landmass of over 1,270,000 km. It is the 22nd largest populous country with the population of 17,129,000. The average annual income of this country is nearly $776. Its 80% land is covered by the Sahara Desert.

8. Burundi: Annual income – $625


Burundi is located in Eastern Africa and it is again a landlocked country. It has an area of 27,384 km, which makes it the 145th country in size and has a population of 8,749,000 which ranks it 89th.

With an annual average income of $625 per person, Burundi is one of the poorest country in the world. This is mainly due to lack of education, lack of economic freedom and a poor legal system.

7. Zimbabwe: Annual income – $589


Zimbabwe is a landlocked country which is situated in Southern Africa. The land  area of this country is 390,757 km, which is 60th largest in the world. With the population of 12,970,000 it is ranked 72nd in the world.  Its per capita income of $589 which is 7th lowest in the world.

In Zimbabwe the life expectancy of men is 37 years while for women it is only 34 years, which is the lowest in the world.

6. Eritrea: Annual income – $546


Eritrea is situated in the Northeast Africa and borders the Red Sea, which is regarded as the ‘Horn of Africa’. The land area of this country is over 117,600 km it is 107th in size of the country and has a population of over 6 million which ranks it 107th.

Most of the workers here are working in mines, which produce gold, granite, copper, marble and potash. They have an average income of $546 annually.

5. Madagascar: Annual income – $500


Fifth position on our list of the poorest countries in the world is Madagascar. This island is located in the Southeast of Africa in the Indian Ocean. It is the 4th largest island in the world.

The population is well over 22 million and it is the 47th largest country with over 592,000 km of land. Madagascar is populated with a unique wildlife consisting over 90% of the animals found nowhere else.

4. Liberia: Annual income – $436


Liberia is located on the Western African coast and is boarded by the North Atlantic. It has over 111,000 km acres which is 103th of all countries and has a population of almost 3.5 million, which makes it rank 130th.

The average annual income is $436 per person and with most of the workers involved in iron, diamond mines or in growing and harvesting of timber, rubber, cocoa and coffee.

3. Central African Republic: Annual income – $300

Central African Republic

The Central African Republic is an apt name because it is located in Central Africa and is a landlocked country. With land area of 620,000 km. It is 45th in size and has a population of over 4,400,000 which makes its 124th.

Central African Republic depends on the sales of the corps for income which includes cotton, corn, sorghum, millet, sesame, plantain and cassava.

2. Malawi: Annual income – $253


Malawi is formerly known as Nyasaland and is located in South Eastern Africa, a completely landlocked country. Malawi is just over 118,000 km making it 99th largest in size with almost 16,500,000 people it is 64 largest in population. The population changes all the time because of high death rate due to HIV/AIDS, very poor living conditions and very high infant mortality.

1. Democratic Republic of Congo: Annual income – $236


First position on our list of top ten poorest countries in the world is acquired by the Democratic Republic of Congo. This country is located in Central Africa and is landlocked, except for small areas that reaches the Atlantic Ocean.

It has a land area of 2,345,409 km which is 11th largest in the world and the population of over 75,000,000 which is 19th in the world. Congo has an average annual income of $236 which is the second smallest in the world.

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