The world economy is complex, but today’s series of maps will allow you to simplify your understanding of the relative wealth of people around the globe.
Global Finance Magazine recently collated data from the World Bank on Gross National Income (GNI) per capita for 204 countries. Each country was placed in one of four groups:
Low income: $1,045 or less
Lower-middle income: $1,046 to $4,125
Upper-middle income: $4,126 to $12,745
High income: $12,746 or more
- Low income: 17%
- Lower-middle income: 25%
- Upper-middle income: 26%
- High income: 32%
The good people at HowMuch.net, a cost information site, helped to transform this information on the richest and poorest countries into the following visuals:
The Richest and Poorest Countries
Disclosure: The original article, written by Jeff Desjardins (VisualCapitalist.com), was edited ([ ]) and abridged (…) by the editorial team at munKNEE.com (Your Key to Making Money!) to provide a fast and easy read.
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