Most Expensive Countries to Live in

Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Country
Japan South Korea Russia Taiwan Norway Hong Kong Switzerland Denmark Argentina China Finland Cote d'Ivoire United States Sweden Venezuela United Kingdom Singapore Oman Jordan Kuwait

Richest Countries in the World
Rank Country Luxembourg 1 Norway 2 United States 3 San Marino 4 Switzerland 5 Denmark 6 Iceland 7 Austria 8 Canada 9 10 Ireland 11 Belgium 12 Australia 13 Netherlands 14 Japan 15 United Kingdom 16 France 17 Germany 18 Finland 19 Monaco 20 Sweden GDP - per capita $ 55,100 $ 37,800 $ 37,800 $ 34,600 $ 32,700 $ 31,100 $ 30,900 $ 30,000 $ 29,800 $ 29,600 $ 29,100 $ 29,000 $ 28,600 $ 28,200 $ 27,700 $ 27,600 $ 27,600 $ 27,400 $ 27,000 $ 26,800
Source: CIA World Factbook

Poorest Countries in the World
Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Country
East Timor Somalia Sierra Leone Malawi Tanzania Burundi Congo, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Comoros Eritrea Ethiopia Afghanistan Niger Yemen Madagascar Guinea-Bissau Zambia Kiribati Nigeria Mali

GDP - per capita $ 500 $ 500 $ 500 $ 600 $ 600 $ 600 $ 700 $ 700 $ 700 $ 700 $ 700 $ 700 $ 800 $ 800 $ 800 $ 800 $ 800 $ 800 $ 900 $ 900
Source: CIA World Factbook

Richest Countries in Asia
Rank Country Japan 1 Singapore 2 Brunei 3 Korea, South 4 Palau 5 Malaysia 6 Thailand 7 Turkey 8 Kazakhstan 9 10 Turkmenistan 11 China 12 Philippines 13 Maldives 14 Sri Lanka 15 Armenia 16 Azerbaijan 17 Indonesia 18 India 19 Vietnam 20 Papua New Guinea GDP - per capita $ 28,200 $ 23,700 $ 18,600 $ 17,800 $ 9,000 $ 9,000 $ 7,400 $ 6,700 $ 6,300 $ 5,800 $ 5,000 $ 4,600 $ 3,900 $ 3,700 $ 3,500 $ 3,400 $ 3,200 $ 2,900 $ 2,500 $ 2,200
Source: CIA World Factbook

Top cell phone manufacturers
Rank Country Finland 1 United States 2 Korea, South 3 Germany 4 Korea, South 5 6
Sweden

Manufacturer / Global market share Nokia / 30.4% Motorola /15.3% Samsung / 12.7% Siemens / 7.2% LG / 6.5% (Swedish/Japanese) Sony Ericsson / 6.2%
Source: BBC

Most Corrupt World Leaders
Rank Country Indonesia 1 Philippines 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Congo, Democratic Republic of the Nigeria Serbia and Montenegro Haiti Peru Ukraine Nicaragua Philippines

Leader and alleged embezzlement Suharto, $15-35bn Ferdinand Marcos, $5-10bn Mobutu Sese Seko, $5bn Sani Abacha, $2-5bn (Yugoslavia) Slobodan Milosevic, $1bn J-C Duvalier, $300-800m Alberto Fujimori, $600m Pavlo Lazarenko, $114-200m Arnoldo Aleman, $100m Joseph Estrada, $78-80m
Source: BBC

Countries with the Biggest TV Watchers
Rank Country Thailand 1 Philippines 2 3 Egypt Turkey 4 Indonesia 5 United States 6 China 7 Brazil 8 United Kingdom 9 10 Japan Weekly Hours Spent Watching 22.4 21 20.9 20.2 19.7 19 (Taiwan) 18.9 18.4 18 17.9

Richest People in the World
Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Country
United States United States India Mexico Saudi Arabia Sweden United States Germany United States United States

Individual Gates, William H III Buffett, Warren E Lakshmi Mittal Carlos Slim Helu Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud Ingvar Kamprad Paul Allen Karl Albrecht Lawrence Ellison S Robson Walton

Source: Forbes

COUNTRIES THAT HAVE WON THE MOST MISS WORLD TITLES
Venezuela India United Kingdom Sweden Jamaica Netherlands United States South Africa Iceland Finland Argentina

5 5 4 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2

COUNTRIES THAT HAVE WON THE MOST MISS UNIVERSE TITLES Country
United States Venezuela Puerto Rico Sweden Trinidad and Tobago Thailand Philippines India Finland Brazil

Number of Miss Universe Titles 7 4 4 3 2 2 2 2 2 2

Smallest Countries in the World
Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 15 17 18 19 20 Country
Vatican Monaco Nauru Tuvalu San Marino Liechtenstein Saint Kitts and Nevis Maldives Malta Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Barbados Antigua and Barbuda Seychelles Andorra Bahrain Saint Lucia Singapore Micronesia Kiribati Tonga

Total Area (sq km) 0.44 1.95 21 26 61.2 160 261 300 316 389 430 442 455 468 620 620 647.5 702 717 748
Source: CIA World Factbook

Least Densely Populated Countries in the World
Rank 1 2 3 4 4 6 7 8 9 10 Country
Mongolia Namibia Australia Botswana Suriname Mauritania Iceland Libya Canada Guyana

Population per square mile 4.5 5.7 6.6 7.0 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.9 9.0 9.2

Most Commonly Spoken Languages
Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Language Chinese (Mandarin) English Hindustani (Hindi and Urdu) Spanish Russian Arabic Bengali Portuguese Malay-Indonesian French Number of Speakers 1,000,000,000 + 508,000,000 497,000,000 392,000,000 277,000,000 246,000,000 211,000,000 191,000,000 159,000,000 129,000,000
Source: University of Washington

Countries Receiving the most Money from Remittances by Migrants
Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Country
India Mexico Philippines Morocco Egypt Turkey Lebanon Bangladesh Jordan Dominican Republic

Total Remittances (US dollars) $10bn $9.9bn $6.4bn $3.3bn $2.9bn $2.8bn $2.3bn $2.1bn $2bn $2bn
Source: World Bank

Countries to have Won the Most Olympic Medals
Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Country
United States

USSR
United Kingdom France Germany Italy Sweden Hungary

East Germany
Australia

Number of Medals 2,112 1,234 665 601 573 478 471 442 410 352
Source: International Olympic Committee

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