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.
Afghanistan is the only Middle Eastern country to be ranked among the world's poorest. Afghanistan's GNI per capita is $2,110.
Guinea-Bissau is one of just a dozen nations where the GDP per capita is less than $2,000.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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