The Richest and Poorest Arab Countries

Published August 1st, 2019 - 12:14 GMT

 

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has recently released its 2019 list of countries' GDP per capita. According to the list, these are the Arab countries from richest to poorest.

It’s worth mentioning that the list didn’t mention any data related to Syria, Somalia, and Palestine.

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1. Qatar: According to IMF’s list, Qatar is the richest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 134.62 thousand which is the highest globally.

1. Qatar: According to IMF’s list, Qatar is the richest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 134.62 thousand which is the highest globally. (Shutterstock)

2. UAE: UAE ranked second among Arab countries with a GDP per capita of 70.47 thousand.

2. UAE: UAE ranked second among Arab countries with a GDP per capita of 70.47 thousand. (Shutterstock)

3. Kuwait: Kuwait is the 3rd richest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 67.97 thousand.

3. Kuwait: Kuwait is the 3rd richest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 67.97 thousand. (Shutterstock)

4. Saudi Arabia: The kingdom is the 4th richest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 56.82 thousand.

4. Saudi Arabia: The kingdom is the 4th richest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 56.82 thousand. (Shutterstock)

5. Bahrain: Bahrain is the 5th richest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 50.87 thousand.

5. Bahrain: Bahrain is the 5th richest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 50.87 thousand. (Shutterstock)

6. Oman: Oman is the poorest country among the GCC country yet it is the 6th richest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 46.48 thousand.

6. Oman: Oman is the poorest country among the GCC country yet it is the 6th richest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 46.48 thousand. (Shutterstock)

7. Iraq: Although Iraq ranks directly after Oman in this list, the gap between the two countries is huge! Iraq’s GDP per capita is 18.01 thousand.

7. Iraq: Although Iraq ranks directly after Oman in this list, the gap between the two countries is huge! Iraq’s GDP per capita is 18.01 thousand. (Shutterstock)

8. Algeria: Algeria is the richest Arab African country with a GDP per capita of 15.77 thousand.

8. Algeria: Algeria is the richest Arab African country with a GDP per capita of 15.77 thousand. (Shutterstock)

9. Lebanon: Despite all the economic challenges that Lebanon face, Lebanon is the 9th richest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 15.21 thousand.

9. Lebanon: Despite all the economic challenges that Lebanon face, Lebanon is the 9th richest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 15.21 thousand. (Shutterstock)

10. Egypt: The land of the pharaohs ranks 10th in the list with a GDP per capita of 14.03 thousand.

10. Egypt: The land of the pharaohs ranks 10th in the list with a GDP per capita of 14.03 thousand. (Shutterstock)

11. Tunisia: The country that sparked the Arab Spring in 2010 ranks 11th with a GDP per capita of 12.8 thousand.

11. Tunisia: The country that sparked the Arab Spring in 2010 ranks 11th with a GDP per capita of 12.8 thousand. (Shutterstock)

12. Libya: The turmoiled country is the last Arab country with a GDP per capita higher than 10 thousand. Its GDP per capita this year is 12.05 thousand.

12. Libya: The turmoiled country is the last Arab country with a GDP per capita higher than 10 thousand. Its GDP per capita this year is 12.05 thousand. (Shutterstock)

13. Jordan: Jordan’s economy has been struggling this year and its GDP per capita reflects that. Its GDP per capita in this list is 9.65 thousand.

13. Jordan: Jordan’s economy has been struggling this year and its GDP per capita reflects that. Its GDP per capita in this list is 9.65 thousand. (Shutterstock)

14. Morocco: Morocco’s GDP per capita this year is 9.28 thousand.

14. Morocco: Morocco’s GDP per capita this year is 9.28 thousand. (Shutterstock)

15. Mauritania: Mauritania is one of the poorest Arab countries with a GDP per capita of 4.2 thousand.

15. Mauritania: Mauritania is one of the poorest Arab countries with a GDP per capita of 4.2 thousand. (Shutterstock)

16. Sudan: Sudan’s critical political circumstances affected its economy. Its GDP per capita this year plummeted to 4.09 thousand.

16. Sudan: Sudan’s critical political circumstances affected its economy. Its GDP per capita this year plummeted to 4.09 thousand. (Shutterstock)

17. Djibouti: This African country is considered the 3rd poorest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 4 thousand.

17. Djibouti: This African country is considered the 3rd poorest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 4 thousand. (Shutterstock)

18. Yemen: Yemen is the second poorer Arab country with a GDP per capita of 2.4 thousand.

18. Yemen: Yemen is the second poorer Arab country with a GDP per capita of 2.4 thousand. (Shutterstock)

19. Comoros: Comoros is the poorest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 1.66 thousand.

19. Comoros: Comoros is the poorest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 1.66 thousand. (Shutterstock)

1. Qatar: According to IMF’s list, Qatar is the richest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 134.62 thousand which is the highest globally.
2. UAE: UAE ranked second among Arab countries with a GDP per capita of 70.47 thousand.
3. Kuwait: Kuwait is the 3rd richest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 67.97 thousand.
4. Saudi Arabia: The kingdom is the 4th richest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 56.82 thousand.
5. Bahrain: Bahrain is the 5th richest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 50.87 thousand.
6. Oman: Oman is the poorest country among the GCC country yet it is the 6th richest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 46.48 thousand.
7. Iraq: Although Iraq ranks directly after Oman in this list, the gap between the two countries is huge! Iraq’s GDP per capita is 18.01 thousand.
8. Algeria: Algeria is the richest Arab African country with a GDP per capita of 15.77 thousand.
9. Lebanon: Despite all the economic challenges that Lebanon face, Lebanon is the 9th richest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 15.21 thousand.
10. Egypt: The land of the pharaohs ranks 10th in the list with a GDP per capita of 14.03 thousand.
11. Tunisia: The country that sparked the Arab Spring in 2010 ranks 11th with a GDP per capita of 12.8 thousand.
12. Libya: The turmoiled country is the last Arab country with a GDP per capita higher than 10 thousand. Its GDP per capita this year is 12.05 thousand.
13. Jordan: Jordan’s economy has been struggling this year and its GDP per capita reflects that. Its GDP per capita in this list is 9.65 thousand.
14. Morocco: Morocco’s GDP per capita this year is 9.28 thousand.
15. Mauritania: Mauritania is one of the poorest Arab countries with a GDP per capita of 4.2 thousand.
16. Sudan: Sudan’s critical political circumstances affected its economy. Its GDP per capita this year plummeted to 4.09 thousand.
17. Djibouti: This African country is considered the 3rd poorest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 4 thousand.
18. Yemen: Yemen is the second poorer Arab country with a GDP per capita of 2.4 thousand.
19. Comoros: Comoros is the poorest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 1.66 thousand.
1. Qatar: According to IMF’s list, Qatar is the richest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 134.62 thousand which is the highest globally.
1. Qatar: According to IMF’s list, Qatar is the richest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 134.62 thousand which is the highest globally. (Shutterstock)
2. UAE: UAE ranked second among Arab countries with a GDP per capita of 70.47 thousand.
2. UAE: UAE ranked second among Arab countries with a GDP per capita of 70.47 thousand. (Shutterstock)
3. Kuwait: Kuwait is the 3rd richest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 67.97 thousand.
3. Kuwait: Kuwait is the 3rd richest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 67.97 thousand. (Shutterstock)
4. Saudi Arabia: The kingdom is the 4th richest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 56.82 thousand.
4. Saudi Arabia: The kingdom is the 4th richest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 56.82 thousand. (Shutterstock)
5. Bahrain: Bahrain is the 5th richest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 50.87 thousand.
5. Bahrain: Bahrain is the 5th richest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 50.87 thousand. (Shutterstock)
6. Oman: Oman is the poorest country among the GCC country yet it is the 6th richest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 46.48 thousand.
6. Oman: Oman is the poorest country among the GCC country yet it is the 6th richest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 46.48 thousand. (Shutterstock)
7. Iraq: Although Iraq ranks directly after Oman in this list, the gap between the two countries is huge! Iraq’s GDP per capita is 18.01 thousand.
7. Iraq: Although Iraq ranks directly after Oman in this list, the gap between the two countries is huge! Iraq’s GDP per capita is 18.01 thousand. (Shutterstock)
8. Algeria: Algeria is the richest Arab African country with a GDP per capita of 15.77 thousand.
8. Algeria: Algeria is the richest Arab African country with a GDP per capita of 15.77 thousand. (Shutterstock)
9. Lebanon: Despite all the economic challenges that Lebanon face, Lebanon is the 9th richest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 15.21 thousand.
9. Lebanon: Despite all the economic challenges that Lebanon face, Lebanon is the 9th richest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 15.21 thousand. (Shutterstock)
10. Egypt: The land of the pharaohs ranks 10th in the list with a GDP per capita of 14.03 thousand.
10. Egypt: The land of the pharaohs ranks 10th in the list with a GDP per capita of 14.03 thousand. (Shutterstock)
11. Tunisia: The country that sparked the Arab Spring in 2010 ranks 11th with a GDP per capita of 12.8 thousand.
11. Tunisia: The country that sparked the Arab Spring in 2010 ranks 11th with a GDP per capita of 12.8 thousand. (Shutterstock)
12. Libya: The turmoiled country is the last Arab country with a GDP per capita higher than 10 thousand. Its GDP per capita this year is 12.05 thousand.
12. Libya: The turmoiled country is the last Arab country with a GDP per capita higher than 10 thousand. Its GDP per capita this year is 12.05 thousand. (Shutterstock)
13. Jordan: Jordan’s economy has been struggling this year and its GDP per capita reflects that. Its GDP per capita in this list is 9.65 thousand.
13. Jordan: Jordan’s economy has been struggling this year and its GDP per capita reflects that. Its GDP per capita in this list is 9.65 thousand. (Shutterstock)
14. Morocco: Morocco’s GDP per capita this year is 9.28 thousand.
14. Morocco: Morocco’s GDP per capita this year is 9.28 thousand. (Shutterstock)
15. Mauritania: Mauritania is one of the poorest Arab countries with a GDP per capita of 4.2 thousand.
15. Mauritania: Mauritania is one of the poorest Arab countries with a GDP per capita of 4.2 thousand. (Shutterstock)
16. Sudan: Sudan’s critical political circumstances affected its economy. Its GDP per capita this year plummeted to 4.09 thousand.
16. Sudan: Sudan’s critical political circumstances affected its economy. Its GDP per capita this year plummeted to 4.09 thousand. (Shutterstock)
17. Djibouti: This African country is considered the 3rd poorest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 4 thousand.
17. Djibouti: This African country is considered the 3rd poorest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 4 thousand. (Shutterstock)
18. Yemen: Yemen is the second poorer Arab country with a GDP per capita of 2.4 thousand.
18. Yemen: Yemen is the second poorer Arab country with a GDP per capita of 2.4 thousand. (Shutterstock)
19. Comoros: Comoros is the poorest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 1.66 thousand.
19. Comoros: Comoros is the poorest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 1.66 thousand. (Shutterstock)