The richest country in the world is rich on scenery too.

The world’s richest countries are much more geographically spread out than the poorest, yet there are no African or South American countries on the World Bank‘s list. It measures GDP (gross domestic product) in USD per capita divided by the population (midyear). The figures are for 2010-2014.

It may come as no surprise that Norway, my own oil rich country, is on the very top – narrowly beating Qatar, another oil country.

  1. Norway: 97,363 USD
  2. Qatar: 93,397 USD
  3. Australia: 61,887 USD
  4. Denmark: 60,634 USD
  5. Sweden: 58,887 USD
  6. Singapore: 56,287 USD
  7. United States: 54,629 USD
  8. Ireland: 53,314 USD
  9. Iceland: 52,111 USD
  10. Netherlands: 51,590 USD
  11. Austria: 51,127 USD
  12. Canada: 50,271 USD
  13. Finland: 49,541 USD
  14. Germany: 47,627 USD
  15. Belgium: 47,517 USD
  16. United Kingdom: 45,603 USD
  17. France: 42,736 USD
  18. United Arab Emirates: 42,522 USD
  19. Brunei: 40,776 USD
  20. Israel: 37,032 USD
  21. Japan: 36,194 USD
  22. Italy: 34,960 USD
  23. Spain: 30,262 USD
  24. South Korea: 27,970 USD
  25. Cyprus: 27,194 USD
How about the other end of the scale? Very different numbers, as you can see here