There are around 200 countries in the world. All of them have different kinds of economies. While some country have an economy dependent on agriculture, some country have their economy dependent entirely on oil and gas production. Some country have very less GDP in-spite of large population, on other hand some have high GDP in spite of small population. Welcome to this list of top 10 richest countries in the world based on Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) per Capita.
The list is topped by the Persian Gulf country Qatar which is the richest country in the world for this year 2013. Below is the table which shows the wealthiest nations on Earth along with average income of each citizen. Note that this article has been written in 2013 but it presents the richest country for 2012.
|Rank||Name of Country||Per Capita Income|
|8||United Arab Emirates||$48,434|
Source: Institute of International Finance, Washington for year 2013
#1) Qatar – Richest Country in the World and in Asia
GDP (PPP): $106,283.96
Capital City: Doha
With a population of around 1.9 million and GDP equal to $182 Billion, Qatar is the world’s richest country. It lies in the Persian Gulf and it is a peninsula. It lies in the Middle East and is richest among all its Arab neighbors. Saudia Arabai lies to its south. Economy of this richest country is entirely dependent on..read more