15. Burkina Faso 

Burkina Faso is one of the poorest countries in the world, with nearly 41% of citizens living below the national poverty level.

Moreover, half of Rwandans, 56.5%, live in severe poverty, defined as living on $1.90 or less per day the 4th highest % of any country for which data is available.

14. Rwanda

Afghanistan is the only Middle Eastern country to be ranked among the world's poorest. Afghanistan's GNI per capita is $2,110.

13. Afghanistan

Guinea-Bissau is one of just a dozen nations where the GDP per capita is less than $2,000.

12. Guinea-Bissau

Sierra Leone, located on Africa's western coast, has a GNP per capita of $1,670, which is lower than the GNP of all but ten other nations worldwide.

11. Sierra Leone

Chad is one of the world's poorest countries, with a GNP per capita of $1,580. Chad is one of only two nations where fewer than 10% of the people has access to electricity.

10. Chad

Malawi's economy suffers more than that of almost any other country on the planet. It has a per capita GDP of $1,540.

8. Malawi (tied)

Madagascar is tied with another African country, Malawi, for the eighth poorest country in the world. Both have a per capita GNP of $1,540.

8. Madagascar (tied)

Only a few nations have lower per capita earnings than Liberia, which has a GNP of $1,250.

6. Liberia (tied)

Mozambique, together with Liberia, is the world's sixth poorest country, with a GNP per capita of $1,250 in 2020.

6. Mozambique (tied)

Niger has the world's fifth lowest GNP per capita, at $1,210. More than 80% of Niger's population lives in rural regions.

5. Niger

It is one of the world's poorest countries, with a GNP per capita of only $1,100.

4. Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Central African Republic is the world's third poorest country, with a GDP per capita of little over $1,000.

3. Central African Republic

Somalia is one of only two nations with a GNP per capita of less than $1,000, at $870, out of 193 for which data is available.

2. Somalia

Burundi is an East African country that is landlocked. With a gross national income per capita of $780, it is by far the poorest country in the planet.

1. Burundi

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