Top 20 Poorest Countries in Asia

Afghanistan - poorest country in Asia

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Asia is the Largest Continent in the World with 17 million sqr miles of Area and most populous continent with 3.8 Billion inhabitants. The Region consist of 48 Countries including powerful countries India, China, Russia, and South Korea. The Continent is home to many Poorest and Richest Countries, and many of the poorest countries income depending on Agriculture and small trading systems. Afghanistan is the Poorest Country in Asia with $1,300 per Capita. India and China are the developing countries and the economy depends on various sectors from Agriculture to Modern Technology.

The Following List of Top 20 Poorest Countries in Asia, the rankings on GDP per Capita, updated.

Ranks Name of the Country GDP Per Capita Population
1 Afghanistan $1,000 29,835,392
2 Nepal $1,300 29,391,883
3 Burma $1,300 53,999,804
4 Bangladesh $1,700 158,570,535
5 North Korea $1,800 24,457,492
6 Tajikistan $2,000 7,627,200
7 Cambodia $2,300 14,701,717
8 Kyrgyzstan $2,400 5,587,443
9 Laos $2,700 6,477,211
10 Pakistan $2,800 187,342,721



11 Timor-Leste $3,100 1,066,582
12 Uzbekistan $3,300 29,559,100
13 Vietnam $3,300 91,519,289
14 India $3,700 1,210,193,422
15 Philippines $4,100 92,337,852
16 Mongolia $4,500 2,754,685
17 Indonesia $4,700 237,424,363
18 Georgia $5,400 4,469,200
19 Sri Lanka $5,600 20,277,597
20 Bhutan $6,000 708,427