Top 10 Richest Countries In the World 2013



top 10 richest countries 2013So, we’ve effectively entered the year 2013. Every year, organizations such as the World Bank and the IMF (International Monetary Fund) conduct surveys, and come up with statistics regarding the economic conditions in various countries. Since the world’s economy is so uncertain in this era, with small countries becoming rich and old powers gradually crumbling away, these statistics vary from year to year, and the tables turn frequently. This time around, the IMF has released statistics that indicate towards the top 10 richest countries in the world today. So we’ve decided to provide you with this list, along with some statistics. (Note: This ranking is based on GDP per capita, instead of just GDP, as we did with our list of richest countries in 2012).

GDP is a measure of the total goods and services produced domestically.  GDP per capita also takes into account the total population of a country, the investments made by the industry, export and import ratio, consumption, and government spending, etc. Due to so much variance in the standard of living and inflation (etc) among countries, there is no ‘one metric’ that can accurately determine how rich or poor a country is. But GDP and GDP per capita are close as close can get. And they are the two metrics widely used around the world for wealth calculation. Here, we have listed countries based on the GDP per capita.

Top 10 Richest countries in 2013

10. Netherlands

  • Continent: Europe
  • netherlandsCapital city: Amsterdam
  • Population: 16,751,323
  • GDP per capita: $42,183
  • Land Area: 41,543 km2
  • Official languages: Dutch
  • Currency: Euro, USD

Netherlands

9. Switzerland

  • Continent: Europe
    switzerland
  • Capital city: Bern
  • Population: 8,000,000
  • GDP per capita: $43,369
  • Land Area: 41,285 km2
  • Official languages: German, French, Italian
  • Currency: Swiss Franc

Switzerland

8. Hong Kong

  • Continent: Asia
  • Capital city: -Hong kong
  • Population: 7,061,200
  • GDP per capita: $49,417
  • Land Area: 1,104 km2
  • Official languages: Chinese, English
  • Currency: Hong Kong DollarHong kong

7. United States of America

  • Continent: North AmericaUS
  • Capital city: Washington D.C.
  • Population: 313,042,000
  • GDP per capita: $48,328
  • Land Area: 9,826,675 km2
  • Official languages: English
  • Currency: USD (U.S. Dollar – $)

USA

6. United Arab Emirates

  • Continent: AsiaUAE
  • Capital city: Abu Dhabi
  • Population: 8,264,070
  • GDP per capita: $48,729
  • Land Area: 83,600 km2
  • Official languages: Arabic
  • Currency: U.A.E Dirham

UAE

5. Brunei

  • Continent: Asia (Southeast)Brunei
  • Capital city: Bandar Seri Begawan
  • Population: 408,786
  • GDP per capita: $49,384
  • Land Area: 5,765 km2
  • Official languages: Behasa Melayu, Chinese, English
  • Currency: Brunei Dollar

Brunei

4. Norway

  • Continent: Europe
  • norwayCapital city: Oslo
  • Population: 5,033,675
  • GDP per capita: $53,470
  • Land Area: 385,252 km2
  • Official languages: Norwegian
  • Currency: Norwegian Krone

Norway

3. Singapore

  • Continent: AsiaSingapor
  • Capital city: SIngapore
  • Population: 5,312,400
  • GDP per capita: $59,711
  • Land Area: 710 km2
  • Official languages: English, Malay, Tamil, Chinese
  • Currency: Singapore Dollar

Singapore

2. Luxembourg

  • Continent: Europe (western)luxembourg
  • Capital city: Luxembourg
  • Population: 524,853
  • GDP per capita: $80,119
  • Land Area: 2,586.4 km2
  • Official languages: Luxerbourgish, French, German
  • Currency: Euro

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1. Qatar

  • Continent: Asiaqatar
  • Capital city: Doha
  • Population: 1,853,563
  • GDP per capita: $98,329
  • Land Area: 11,571 km2
  • Official languages: Arabic
  • Currency: Qatar Riyal

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Comments

  1. Ohh!!! USA in the 7th position. I thought that USA is the richest country in the world.

    • Qasim Zaib says:

      Yes, it is, but only according to the total GDP. Check out our post on the top 10 richest countries in 2012 :)

  2. Nkabale Ivan says:

    talk about China’s Economy
    is it developed or underdeveloped

  3. usa is the richest country, no matter what. all these seems to be fake

    • they say USA is the richest country in the world no your wrong because they say USA is the powerful counrty than europe so its depend in your sources what all need like most importan is OIL

      LOL :D

  4. i think something’s wrong on your list.if in terms of GDP per capita, how come that Hong Kong is listed at 8 if it’s GDP per capita is higher than USA with $48,328, UAE with $48,729 and Brunei with $49,384?

  5. preston kelly says:

    hong kong isnt a country

  6. Perhaps the Democratic Republic of the Congo should be number one on this list, because it has the greatest natural resources of any country in the world. However, in terms of per capita GDP, it would be considered one of the poorest! Thus, statistics could be considered one of the greatest lies!

  7. How come UAE in the list where the majority expatriate workers live in substandard circumstances.!!!!!?????

  8. All fingers are not equal God has given every country their wealth is lack of wisdom that they lack may God help us all.