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The Arab World GDP Per Capita Map

The Arab League flag, representing a union of all Arab nations

The Arab World is a community of the 22 member countries of the Arab League. With a population of around half a billion people, the Arab states occupy a stretch of land from the Atlantic Ocean to their west to the Arabian Sea in the East, and from the Mediterranean Sea to the north all the way down to the Horn of Africa and the Indian Ocean to their southeast.

A map of the GDP per capita in the Arab World

Even though the Arab World is largely comprised of developing economies, economic growth, status, and structure vary between nations.

Qatar is on the top of the list and is directly followed by the rest of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman and KSA, respectively. With Yemen doing significantly less than their Arab Gulf neighbors.

Right after followed mainly Middle Eastern countries, with Lebanon having the highest GDP per capita, with Iraq, Jordan and Syria coming in right behind.

The lowest GDP per capita in the Arab World are in the North African nations, even though Libya and Algeria are doing better than most Middle Eastern nations. However, recent instability in Libya have affected their economy significantly. Behind Libya and Algeria comes Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco, Sudan, Mauritania, Djibouti, and Comoros. Somalia was spotted at the bottom of the list, with the lowest GDP per capita among Arab nations.

Palestine however, as usual, is a special case. Since the nation doesn’t have a completely unified economy, it is generally calculated over its two areas, Gaza and the West Bank, individually.

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