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Top 10 World's Poorest Countries 2018

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When it comes to calling the poorest countries in the world, they usually pay attention to how weak or strong their economies are and what per capita income they get. Definitely, there are many countries whose income per person is less than $ 10 per month. Believe it or not, you decide, but there are many such countries. Unfortunately, the scientific and technological achievements of mankind could not improve their standard of living.

There are many reasons for the financial disadvantage of countries and as a result of its citizens: internal conflicts, social inequality, corruption, low level of integration into the world economic space, external wars, adverse climatic conditions and much more. Therefore, today we have prepared a rating, which is compiled on the basis of data from the IMF (World Monetary Fund) on the number of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita. General list of countries with GDP per capita.

Togo (Togolese Republic)

  • Population: 7.154 million people.
  • Capital: Lome
  • State language: French
  • GDP per capita: $ 1084

The Togolese Republic, formerly a French colony (until 1960), is located in western Africa. The main source of income in the country is agriculture. Togo exports coffee, cocoa, cotton, sorghum, beans, tapioca, with a significant part of the products purchased in other countries (re-export). The textile industry and phosphate mining are well developed.

  • Population: 22.599 million people.
  • Capital: Antananarivo
  • State language: Malagasy and French
  • GDP per capita: $ 970

The island of Madagascar is located in eastern Africa and is separated from the continent by a strait. In general, the country's economy can be attributed to the developing, but, despite this, the standard of living, especially outside large cities, is quite low. Madagascar’s main sources of income are fishing, agriculture (growing spices and spices), and eco-tourism (thanks to the many different species of animals and plants that inhabit the island). The island has a natural plague focus, which is periodically activated.

  • Population: 16,777 million people.
  • Capital: Lilongwe
  • State language: English, Nyanja
  • GDP per capita: $ 879

Located in eastern Africa, the Republic of Malawi has very fertile lands, good coal and uranium reserves. The economic basis of the country is the agricultural sector, which employs 90% of the working population. The industry processes agricultural products: sugar, tobacco, tea. More than half of Malawi’s citizens live in poverty.

  • Population: 17.470 million people.
  • Capital: Niamey
  • State language: French
  • GDP per capita: $ 829

The Republic of Niger is located in the western part of the African continent. Niger is one of the hottest countries in the world, as a result, it has unfavorable climatic conditions due to its proximity to the Sahara Desert. Frequent droughts cause famine in the country. One of the advantages should be noted significant reserves of uranium and explored oil and gas fields. Agriculture employs 90% of the country's population, but due to the arid climate, usable land is catastrophically low (about 3% of the country’s territory). The economy of Niger is very dependent on external assistance. More than half of the country's population is below the poverty line.

  • Population: 13.172 million people.
  • Capital: Harare
  • State language: English
  • GDP per capita: $ 788

Having gained independence from the British Empire in 1980, Zimbabwe was considered the most economically developed country in Africa, but today it is one of the poorest countries in the world. After land reform from 2000 to 2008, agriculture declined and the country became an importer of food products. As of 2009, the unemployment rate in the country was 94%. Also, Zimbabwe is the absolute world record holder in terms of inflation.

  • Population: 6.086 million people.
  • Capital: Asmara
  • State language: Arabic and English
  • GDP per capita: $ 707

Located on the coast of the Red Sea. Like most poor states, Eritrea is an agrarian country, with only 5% of usable land. A large part of the population is involved in agriculture, about 80%. Livestock is developing. Due to the lack of clean fresh water, intestinal infections are common in the country.

  • Population: 3,489 million people.
  • Capital: Monrovia
  • State language: English
  • GDP per capita: $ 703

The former colony of the United States, Liberia was founded by negroes who had been freed from slavery. A significant part of the territory is covered with forests, including valuable wood species. Due to the favorable climatic conditions and geographical location - Liberia has great potential for the development of tourism. The country's economy suffered greatly during the course of the nineties civil war. More than 80% of people are below the poverty line.

Congo (Democratic Republic of Congo)

  • Population: 77.433 million people.
  • Capital: Kinshasa
  • State language: French
  • GDP per capita: $ 648

This country is located on the African continent. Also, like Togo, it was colonized until 1960, but this time Belgium. Coffee, corn, bananas, various root vegetables are grown in the country. Animal breeding is very poorly developed. Among the minerals there are diamonds, cobalt (the largest reserves in the world), copper, and oil. Unfavorable military situation, civil wars periodically flare up in the country.

  • Population: 9.292 million people.
  • Capital: Bujumbura
  • State language: Rundi and French
  • GDP per capita: $ 642

The country has considerable reserves of phosphorus, rare earth metals, vanadium. Significant territory is occupied by arable land (50%) or pastures (36%). Industrial production is underdeveloped and most of it is owned by Europeans. Almost 90% of the country's population is employed in the agricultural sector. Also, more than a third of the country's GDP is provided by the export of agricultural products. More than 50% of the country's citizens live below the poverty line.

Central African Republic (CAR)

  • Population: 5,057 million people.
  • Capital: Bangui
  • State language: French and Sango
  • GDP per capita: $ 542

The poorest country in the world today is the Central African Republic. The country has a very low life expectancy - 51 years for women, 48 years for men. Just as in many other poorest countries, in the CARs there is a tense military situation, many warring factions, crime is rampant. Since the country has fairly large reserves of natural resources, a significant part of them are exported: wood, cotton, diamonds, tobacco and coffee. The main source of economic development (more than half of GDP) is the agricultural sector.

2. Central African Republic

The Central African Republic is one of the poorest countries in the world, and this is despite the fact that the country has impressive reserves of diamonds, gold, oil, uranium, and its forests are full of valuable tree species. Economic development has come to a standstill due to endless military conflicts and the rise of crime. The Central African Republic is considered sparsely populated - on the territory of 622.9 thousand square meters. km live only 5 million people. The population is mired in unsanitary conditions, due to which various infections erupt regularly. The average life expectancy in the CARs is 49-50 years.

3. Democratic Republic of Congo

The third place in the ranking of the poorest and most underdeveloped countries in the world in 2018 is occupied by the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This African country, an area of ​​2344.8 thousand square meters. km and with a population of 70 million people, is among the largest in the whole globe. The DRC has virtually unlimited water, forest and mineral resources, but is considered the poorest in the world. The cause of the underdeveloped economy and instability in it are the ongoing military clashes that have claimed millions of human lives. On average, residents of the DRC live to 48 years. The health care system in the country is not developed, medical services are not accessible to many, and therefore mass diseases of malaria and fever are frequent. People are starving - almost half of the inhabitants eat only once a day. Cannibalism is common in some provinces.

Burundi is among the poorest countries. This is a small state with an area of ​​27.8 thousand square meters. km is located in eastern Africa and ranks among the most densely populated countries on the continent - more than 10.5 million people live on its territory. Its economy is mainly based on agriculture; tea, coffee and cotton are the main exports. In the depths of Burundi there are gold, nickel, uranium, tin ore, but the degree of their development is very low. Almost 80% of residents barely make ends meet. The situation is aggravated by the number of HIV-infected - Burundi is one of the first places in the world in terms of the number of cases. There are no medical facilities in the country, and far from all can use medical care. Burundians live on average up to 48 years.

5th place in the ranking of poor countries on the planet is Liberia. This is the oldest state in West Africa, stretching along the Atlantic coast, covers an area of ​​111.3 thousand square meters. km Bloody civil wars finally finished off its economy and destroyed the social foundations of society. 4.5 million people live on the territory of Liberia, and two thirds of them are illiterate: they do not know English, which is recognized as the state language, and speak local unwritten languages. The rural population professes traditional beliefs and during worship services sacrifices their fellow citizens. A distinctive feature of the majority of Liberians is their unwillingness to work - they are accustomed to constant humanitarian assistance, do not seek to do something, and therefore live in complete insanity and poverty. This horrific picture is complemented by an impressive level of crime and high mortality.

Niger is a very poor country in West Africa, occupying an area of ​​1267 thousand square meters. km, ha of which lives 26.6 million people. Much of Niger is located in the Sahara Desert. Such proximity to the largest desert on the planet and has caused problems that the country constantly faces - in Niger there are frequent sandstorms and droughts, which inevitably lead to starvation of local residents. The country's economy is based on mining and poorly developed agriculture. The harsh climate made more than 95% of the land unsuitable for farming. As in other countries of the African continent, Niger lacks qualified medical personnel and hospitals, and therefore various diseases that develop into epidemics periodically flare up there.

Another poorest country in the world, the Republic of Malawi, is located in the southeast of the African continent. It occupies 118.4 thousand square meters. km, and the population exceeds 18 million people. The basis of the national economy is agriculture. The main source of income for Malawians is the cultivation of cotton, tea and tobacco. However, the harsh natural conditions - droughts and unbearable heat often destroy the crop, and condemn the population to hunger. Malawi’s main problems for many years have remained HIV, AIDS, and a high infant mortality rate. On average, Malawians live to the age of 54.

8. Mozambique

In the top 10 poorest countries in the world, 2018 includes Mozambique. The republic is located on an area of ​​801 thousand square meters. km in Southeast Africa. The 16-year civil war plunged it into ruins and almost completely destroyed the economy. Now Mozambique is listed as unfavorable for the life of states that are highly dependent on foreign aid. The country owns rich natural resources, but it can not remedy the plight. In its depths are reserves of coal and natural gas, and on its territory is the largest in Africa Kabora Bass hydroelectric station, which provides electricity not only for themselves, but also for South Africa and Zimbabwe. Mozambique inhabits 28.8 million people, and more than half live in poverty. The situation is greatly complicated by the increased crime, overcrowding and unemployment.

Republic, an area of ​​462.8 thousand square meters. km, located off the Atlantic Ocean in West Africa. Guinea has substantial hydropower, agricultural and mineral resources, but it is still on the list of the poorest countries on the planet. For example, about half of the world's bauxite reserves are concentrated in Guinea. Also on its territory there are not a few deposits of diamonds, uranium, iron ore and gold. Guinea is inhabited by 12.4 million people, and almost half of them are below the poverty line. The official language in Guinea is French, except that less than a third of the residents speak it.

10. Eritrea

Completes the top ten of the poorest countries in the world for 2018 Eritrea. This is the youngest state of the continent, stretching along the arid coast of the Red Sea on an area of ​​117.6 thousand square meters. km The basis of the economy of Eritrea is agriculture, which employs almost 80% of the population. Due to the destructive process of soil erosion in the country there is an acute shortage of fertile land. If it were not for the constant military conflicts, provoking the migration of the population and the destruction of the economy, it could be out of the list of states unfit for life. But at the moment, Eritrea is in a deplorable economic situation, and its citizens hastily flee abroad, fleeing hunger and military action.

8 Guatemala

Guatemala is a poor state in Central America. Borders on Salvador, Honduras, Belize and Mexico. It is an agrarian country. Over 60% of the population is engaged in agriculture. The main export item is coffee.

With a population of about 15.8 million, is the most populous state in Central America. 56% of the population are below the poverty line and just over 400,000 (3.2%) are unemployed. After the bloody civil war (from 1960 to 1996), Guatemala faced many social problems and still continued to fight high levels of poverty, crime and drug trafficking.

Liberia is a state located on the west coast of Africa. Bordered by Sierra Leone, Guinea, Côte d’Ivoire. Liberia is rich in natural resources, has fertile lands and a favorable climate.

Before the beginning of the two Civil Wars (in 1989–96 and 1999–2003) that destroyed the economy, destroyed the infrastructure and social life of the country, Liberia was a fairly prosperous state. Despite its great potential, this country remains one of the poorest countries in the world. Almost 80% of the population is below the poverty line, and the unemployment rate is about 80–85% - one of the largest in the world. Liberia also has one of the highest rates of sexual violence against women in the world. The average literacy rate of the population as of 2010 is estimated at 60.8%. The average life expectancy is 56 years.

5 Moldova

Moldova is a country in Eastern Europe bordering Romania and Ukraine. The rich soil and temperate continental climate (with warm summer and mild winter) made this country one of the most productive agricultural regions in Europe.

Until 2008, Moldova had relatively stable economic indicators, but the global economic crisis had a significant impact on the economy of the Republic of Moldova, making it the poorest state in Europe. According to the CIA, the average monthly salary in Moldova is $ 150.

Chad is a country in Central Africa, bordering Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Sudan and Libya. Due to its remoteness from any large bodies of water, Chad is often called the "dead heart of Africa." It is the fifth largest country in the continent.

from 1960 to 1990, the country was in a state of civil war. Even today, the northern and eastern parts of it are the most dangerous because of the presence of hundreds of rebel groups, some of which often make unsuccessful attempts at coup d'état. The average life expectancy in the country is 48 years. Literacy - 40%. About 80% of the population lives below the poverty line. Infectious and parasitic diseases are common. Permanent lack of clean drinking water. All these factors put Chad in fourth place in the ranking. Most western countries warn their citizens to avoid traveling to Chad.

3 Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is one of the poorest countries in the world, located in southern Africa between the Zambezi and Limpopo rivers. It borders with Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique.

Zimbabwe’s economy is one of the most volatile in the world. The country is in a state of permanent economic collapse. Ежегодный рост ВВП является самым низким в мире (-4.4%), а инфляция самой высокой — на январь 2009 года инфляция достигла 321 000 000% (была введена купюра достоинством 100 трлн. зимбабвийских долларов), поставив абсолютный мировой рекорд. Интересно, что в январе 2013 года министр финансов страны сообщил, что после выплаты зарплат бюджетникам в государственной казне осталось 217 долларов. Около 80% населения живёт в состоянии крайней нищеты. По состоянию на 2009 год ВВП на душу населения в Зимбабве составляет $ 589,46, это второй самый низкий показатель в мире после Демократической Республики Конго.

Burundi is a small state in central Africa, bordering Rwanda, DR Congo and Tanzania.

After gaining independence in 1962, a wave of killings and coups erupted across Burundi, leading to civil wars and genocide in the 1970s and again in the 1990s. This made the country and its population one of the poorest countries in the world. In addition to poverty, the government has to fight corruption, underdeveloped infrastructure, health and education, and hunger.

Malawi is the poorest country in the world - a country in southeast Africa, bordering Tanzania, Zambia and Mozambique. It is one of the smallest countries in Africa.

The economy of Malawi is largely based on agriculture and depends on foreign aid. The government has estimated that 14.2% of the population is HIV-positive. About 50% of the population lives below the poverty line.

10th place. Togo

  • GDP per capita: $ 1390

A small country with a population of 7.2 million lives due to the export of coffee, cocoa and cotton. This would be enough to keep the state living at the average level, but despite successful trade, about half of Togo’s population lives in extreme poverty.

9th place. Guinea

  • GDP per capita: $ 1,321

The population of Guinea is approximately 10 million, and by extracting diamonds and gold, they could live in clover, but widespread corruption contributed to Guinea’s falling into our sad rating.

8th place. Eritrea

  • GDP per capita: $ 1,197

Approximately 80% of the population is employed in the agricultural sector, they grow bananas, potatoes, corn, sesame, vegetables, papaya, millet, wheat, sorghum, tef and cotton. However, Eritrea is experiencing an acute shortage of fertile land due to severe soil erosion. This leads to low yields, which in turn affects the country's economy.

7th place. Mozambique

  • GDP per capita: $ 1046

Every year, the state earns several billion on the export of aluminum, shrimp, cashew, cotton, sugar and citrus. But this money is not enough to provide the population with a decent standard of living. And another feature of Mozambique is that 90% of agricultural land remains uncultivated. If in the future these statistics are changed, the country's income will increase significantly.

6th place. Niger

  • GDP per capita: $ 984

The country's economy stands on two pillars: agriculture and uranium mining. And these are not very profitable “pillars”. Add to this unstable political environment and get one of the poorest countries in the world.

5th place. Liberia

  • GDP per capita: $ 887

A country with a population of just under 4 million is directly dependent on foreign investment and international assistance. Yes, you can still sell wood, but it will not last forever, and mine iron ore, but it costs a penny. And on the help of other states especially you will not clear up. That Liberia and opens the top five low-income countries.

4th place. Burundi

  • GDP per capita: $ 877

Frequent civil wars, lack of economic freedoms, a corrupt judicial system and lack of access to the sea are the main reasons that led to widespread poverty.

3rd place. Malawi

  • GDP per capita: $ 748

Malawi can be called a rather industrious state, because it cultivates sugar cane, cotton, tea, corn, potatoes, sorghum, breeds cows and goats. But a lot of money on such exports cannot be earned, and even international financial assistance does not allow Malawians to reach a higher standard of living.

2nd place. Democratic Republic of Congo

  • GDP per capita: $ 655

70% of the world's deposits of coltan and 30% of diamonds are the key to wealth and prosperity. But horrific proportions of corruption made not the whole country rich, but only a handful of politicians. For example, during the 32 years of his reign, Mobutu Sese Seko appropriated from 4 to 5 billion dollars, which led the country to economic collapse in 1996.

10. Madagascar ($ 1505)

Madagascar with its magnificent landscapes does not have an equally beautiful picture of the economy. On a huge island lives 22 million people and 69% of them are beggars. The country can not overcome the bar of the poorest countries in the world. In the period of the USSR, Madagascar followed a socialist course of development, but the IMF changed it dramatically. He insisted on privatization and the introduction of new economic programs.
But Madagascar could not meet Western economic standards, and its economy is mainly represented by agriculture, on which it depends entirely. The majority of the working population is employed in the agricultural sector, and the industry of Madagascar is very poorly developed. Madagascar’s only hope is tourism, which is now a significant source of income for the country.

7. People’s Republic of Mozambique ($ 1215)

At one time, the Soviet Union provided financial assistance to Mozambique, it was a payment for the "socialist development path" with rigid and inflexible government regulation of the economy, but with the collapse of the USSR serious financial problems began. Later, a civil war broke out in Mozambique, which lasted until 1992, which led to external UN intervention.
This is a pronounced agrarian country, since over 80% of its population is engaged in agriculture. But at the same time, 88% of fertile soils are not treated, since regular natural disasters cause great damage to Mozambique.

6. Republic of Malawi ($ 1134)

This state is located in eastern Africa. Here is a very fertile land, explored deposits of uranium and coal. The gross domestic product of this country is microscopic. Therefore, most of its inhabitants lead a miserable existence below the poverty line. In Malawi, terry corruption is characteristic of most African countries, both in government and in private structures, and it literally eats away at the country's economy like rust. The national budget is mostly replenished with foreign aid.
Agriculture accounts for 35% of GDP, another 19% comes from industry, and 46% from services. Malawi mainly exports tea, tobacco, coffee, cotton, and imports food products, cars and petroleum products. Agriculture employs 90% of the country's population, while industry represents the processing of cultivated agricultural products: tea, tobacco, sugar, etc. Yet, more than half of the population lives below the poverty line.

5. Republic of Niger ($ 1107)

Niger is in western Africa, but the problems are the same. This is one of the hottest countries in the world, and its proximity to the Sahara makes its climate particularly harsh, contributing to frequent droughts, which make hunger in the country not ending. True, they found gas, oil and a lot of uranium in the country. Although 90% of the population is engaged in agriculture, but the arid climate left only 3% of the land suitable for cultivation. Therefore, the local economy depends on outside help, and most of the population is extremely poor. Niger is also a politically unstable state, where crime and corruption reign. Especially hard is the situation of women. Infrastructure in Niger is in its infancy. The human development index in this country is at a record low.

4. Liberia ($ 855)

The history of this African state is unique to the Black Continent. She was founded by American negros who were freed from slavery, who began to call themselves "American Liberians." They tried to copy the US state system in the new country, but on the whole they were weakly able to do this, which, however, was not surprising — the world had seen quite a few such examples of the unsuccessful export of democracy to many underdeveloped countries in recent years. As a result, internecine conflicts began to flare up, and with the involvement of other African states.
In modern Liberia, 85% of residents whose income does not reach even one dollar were below the poverty line. All this is the result of political instability and bloody wars. In Liberia, a lot of forests grow, including with trees of valuable species. A favorable geographical position and climatic conditions could make the country a tourist center. But the long civil war in the 90s decisively undermined the local economy.

3. Burundi ($ 814)

In this small African country with a population of 8 million, 67% of the population lives below the poverty line. The country is constantly being torn apart by internal armed conflicts, which is why its economy has come to a deplorable state. In 1993, the Civil War began there, which lasted 10 years, pulling the last juices out of a poor country. And although the formal truce in ethnic conflicts has been achieved, it is very fragile and can be broken at any time.
The situation is further aggravated by the absence in the country of minerals, the export of which could help it to keep afloat. Mostly locals are engaged in agriculture, which brings about 30% of funds to the budget. The main problems of Burundi include the very low level of medicine and the extremely high mortality rate, especially of children.

2. Democratic Republic of Congo ($ 773)

The second place among the poorest countries is the Democratic Republic of Congo, in which, according to official data, more than 67 million people live. But in terms of gross domestic product per capita, it ranks second to last in the world. 75% of the inhabitants of this densely populated country live in hopeless poverty and destitution. International experts state that major armed conflicts are raging in this country, and corruption is riven by the economy.
Over the past decades, production capacities have steadily declined, which has led to a further reduction in even low government revenues. This also led to an increase in foreign debt. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the extremely low level of medicine, at the same time, constant military conflicts and permanent hunger have already gathered a rich harvest - 5 million people. Although mining is being carried out in the country, but this is done in the framework of the shadow economy, it is not reflected in any statistics and does not bring taxes to the treasury.
Even against the background of other countries of the Black Continent, the level of medicine and health care here looks weak. What is at least the fact that only every tenth newborn lives to a year. Although even this is not a record in terms of child mortality, it is even higher in Sierra Leone. Also, the country has the lowest level of education - only every third child who lives to school age receives primary education.

1. Central African Republic ($ 652)

As of last 2016, the most impoverished African country was recognized as the Central African Republic. There is an extremely low life expectancy, which is 51 years for women, and only 48 years for men. Since independence, this country has not known either economic or political stability, despite the fact that it has valuable mineral resources. Thus, the Central African Republic exports diamonds, which gives it 45-55% of the budget replenishment. And there is oil, gold and uranium. The country exports wood, diamonds, cotton, coffee and tobacco. But this does not help the majority of the population to finally get out of poverty. The main sectors of the country's economy are forest industry and agriculture. The constantly tense military situation in the country as a whole is typical of very many African states - armed gangs are constantly rampaging here, crime has flourished.

9 Madagascar

With a population of about 23 million people. almost 90% (which is more than 20 million people) have only 2-3 dollars per day for living. Many villages exist without electricity and running water. Economic instability and low standard of living triggered by a political crisis. The main incomes of the country are: spices and spices grown for export, fishing. Tourism is developing. But animal husbandry suffers from damages caused by locusts. GDP per year for 1 person 970 dollars.

With a population of more than 16 million people. over 8 million are illiterate and eke out a beggarly existence. Shortage of doctors and poor sanitation entails child mortality and low life expectancy. The main income of the country comes from agriculture (tobacco is grown, tea, peanuts). GDP per year for 1 person is 879 dollars.

More than 80% of the country's territory is “conquered” by the Sahara desert. It speaks of persistent droughts leading to crop failure and famine. In agriculture involved 3% of the land. More than 17 million people live in the country. Of these, only a quarter of residents formed. Lack of clean drinking water causes outbreaks of infectious diseases. The country has high infant mortality. GDP per year for 1 person is 829 dollars.

6 Zimbabwe

The cause of the economic downturn is the land reform of 2000-2008. With a population of over 13 million people: more than 12 million are unemployed and more than 9 million are poor. Poorly developed medical care entails a low life expectancy (45 years), the cause of which is AIDS. GDP per year for 1 person 788 dollars.

As a result of the 30-year struggle for independence, the economy suffered. Currently developing fishing, livestock. Agricultural land is only 5%. The population is just over 6 million people. Of these, 2.5 million are illiterate. The country has a catastrophic shortage of drinking water. This results in intestinal infectious diseases. GDP per year per person 707 dollars.

In the 90s, the country's economy was torn by two civil wars. Currently, there are 3 million out of 3.5 million people in the country. unemployed. Lack of drinking water, useless medical care, the Ebola epidemic, which caused thousands of victims, led the country to a low quality of life. GDP per year per person 703 dollars.

3 Democratic Republic of Congo

The country is periodically subjected to civil wars. The “African World War” economy severely undermined the economy, which killed 5 million people. The country's population is about 78 million people. 54.5 million people are in distress. Over 3 million people are infected with AIDS in the country. There is cannibalism. The main income of the country is the cultivation of corn, roots, coffee, bananas. GDP per year per person 648 dollars.

Agriculture (50% of arable land) and livestock (36% pasture) are developing in the country. Grown tea and coffee are exported. The country is a bunch of diseases due to the lack of medical preparations and medical staff. Diseases such as meningitis, cholera, AIDS are common. The country's population is 9.3 million people. Over 4.5 million people are completely illiterate and in distress. GDP per year per person 642 dollars.

1 Central African Republic (CAR)

The country is developing industry and agriculture. Much of the wood, cotton, tobacco, coffee is exported. Moreover, most people in the country are starving. Wars, constant dismantling of warring groups, high crime rates, corruption simply do not allow the economy to develop normally. Almost half of the country's inhabitants are not educated. With a population of just over 5 million people. More than 300,000 people are infected with AIDS. GDP per year per person 542 dollars.

Countries that are in our top 10 need outside help and help from charities to get better living conditions.

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