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The Richest Countries In The World In 2021

Interestingly, with a GDP per capita of over $131,782, Luxembourg in the richest country in the world in 2021, the United States places fifth with a GDP per capita of $68,309.

GDP per capita measures the economic output of a given country adjusted for its population size. The United Kingdom is noticeably absent from the list of top 10 countries. Coming in at just $46,344, the UK ranks 23rd behind places like Israel (No. 21; $47,602) and New Zealand (No. 22; $47,499). Many of the world’s wealthiest countries are also the world’s smallest.

Which are the wealthiest countries in the world, by nominal GDP per capita?

The Richest Countries in the World In 2021

RankCountry/Territory GDP per capita (USD)
1 Luxembourg 131782
2Switzerland 94696
3 Ireland 94556
4 Norway 81995
5 United States 68309
6 Denmark 67218
7 Iceland 65273
8 Singapore 64103
9 Australia 62723
10 Qatar 59143
11 Sweden 58977
12 Macau 58004
13 Netherlands 58003
14 Finland 54330
15 Austria 53859
16 Germany 51860
17 Belgium 50103
18 San Marino 49765
19 Canada 49222
20 Hong Kong 49036
21 Israel 47602
22 New Zealand 47499
23 United Kingdom 46344
24 France 44995
25 Japan 42928
26 United Arab Emirates 35171
27 Italy 34997
28 South Korea 34866
29 Brunei 33097
30 Puerto Rico 32233
31 Taiwan 32123
32 Malta 31576
33 Spain 30996
34 Bahamas 30070
35 Cyprus 29551
36 Slovenia 28104
37 Estonia 26470
38 Czech Republic 25732
39 Kuwait 25290
40 Portugal 25065
41 Bahrain 24294
42 Aruba 22852
43 Saudi Arabia 22700
44 Lithuania 22245
45 Slovakia 21529
46 Latvia 19824
47 Greece 19673
48 Hungary 18075
49 Poland 16930
50 Croatia 16247
51 Oman 16212
52 Barbados 16036
53 Trinidad and Tobago 15752
54 Uruguay 15653
55 Chile 15617
56 Romania 14968
57 Saint Kitts and Nevis 14402
58 Antigua and Barbuda 13824
59 Panama 13690
60 Palau 12850
61 China 11819
62 Costa Rica 11806
63 Maldives 11801
64 Russia 11654
65 Malaysia 11604
66 Bulgaria 11321
67 Nauru 10125
68 Kazakhstan 9828
69 Saint Lucia 9816
70 Seychelles 9666
71 Mauritius 9639
72 Turkey 9327
73 Mexico 9246
74 Guyana 9192
75 Grenada 9171
76 Argentina 9122
77 Montenegro 9064
78 Turkmenistan 9032
79 Serbia 8748
80 Gabon 8601
81 Equatorial Guinea 8074
82 Iran 8034
83 Dominican Republic 7951
84 Botswana 7817
85 Thailand 7702
86 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 7212
87 Brazil 7011
88 Dominica 6989
89 Bosnia and Herzegovina 6728
90 Peru 6678
91 North Macedonia 6657
92 Belarus 6487
93 Albania 5991
94 Colombia 5753
95 Ecuador 5665
96 South Africa 5444
97 Jamaica 5328
98 Paraguay 5146
99 Tuvalu 5116
100 Tonga 5081
101 Fiji 5069
102 Azerbaijan 4883
103 Kosovo 4856
104 Moldova 4638
105 Iraq 4632
106 Guatemala 4439
107 Namibia 4371
108 Georgia 4361
109 Jordan 4358
110 Indonesia 4256
111 Marshall Islands 4206
112 Mongolia 4172
113 Armenia 4125
114 El Salvador 4031
115 Suriname 4030
116 Ukraine 3984
117 Belize 3970
118 Egypt 3832
119 Sri Lanka 3830
120 Federated States of Micronesia 3821
121 Eswatini 3710
122 Tunisia 3683
123 Samoa 3672
124 Philippines 3646
125 Bolivia 3624
126 Libya 3617
127 Vietnam 3609
128 Cape Verde 3555
129 Morocco 3415
130 Algeria 3364
131 Bhutan 3296
132 Djibouti 3214
133 Palestine 3156
134 Vanuatu 2957
135 Syria (2010) 2807
136 Lebanon (2020) 2802
137 Laos 2773
138 Papua New Guinea 2737
139 Honduras 2586
140 Ivory Coast 2567
141 Republic of the Congo 2505
142 Solomon Islands 2455
143 Nigeria 2432
144 Ghana 2374
145 Bangladesh 2214
146 India 2191
147 Mauritania 2179
148 São Tomé and Príncipe 2174
149 Kenya 2129
150 Angola 2080
151 Haiti 1943
152 Kiribati 1917
153 Nicaragua 1877
154 Uzbekistan 1775
155 Cambodia 1720
156 Zimbabwe 1684
157 Cameroon 1649
158 Senegal 1622
159 Venezuela 1542
160 Myanmar 1423
161 Comoros 1420
162 Benin 1388
163 Timor-Leste 1285
164 Pakistan (2020) 1260
165 Nepal 1236
166 Lesotho 1178
167 Guinea 1141
168 Kyrgyzstan 1123
169 Tanzania 1104
170 Togo 1016
171 Mali 983
172 Zambia 974
173 Uganda 972
174 Ethiopia 952
175 Guinea-Bissau 888
176 Burkina Faso 876
177 Gambia 834
178 Rwanda 821
179 Tajikistan 810
180 Sudan 787
181 Yemen 754
182 Chad 741
183 Liberia 700
184 Niger 633
185 Eritrea 625
186 Afghanistan 592
187 Democratic Republic of the Congo 588
188 Central African Republic 552
189 Sierra Leone 542
190 Madagascar 521
191 Malawi 432
192 Mozambique 425
193 Somalia 347
194 South Sudan 315
195 Burundi 265

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