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List of countries by wealth per adult

Median wealth per adult by country in 2017. (US$), Credit Suisse.[1] French Guiana is part of France, and uses France's color, even though indications are its median wealth is lower than France as a whole.

This is a list of countries of the world by wealth per adult, published annually in Credit Suisse's Global Wealth Databook. It includes both financial and non-financial assets. In the table below median and mean wealth per adult is reported.[1]



Contents

List of countries by median and mean wealth of adult (USD)

Every autumn, Credit Suisse S.A. publishes its Global Wealth Report Databook. It reports various statistics relevant for calculating net wealth. These figures are influenced by real estate prices, equity market prices, exchange rates, liabilities, debts, adult percentage of the population, human resources, natural resources and capital and technological advancements, which may create new assets or render others worthless in the future. During periods of equity market growth, the relative national and per capita wealth of countries where people are more exposed to those markets, such as the United States and the United Kingdom, tends to rise. But when equity markets are depressed, the relative wealth of countries where people invest more in real estate or bonds, such as France and Italy, tends to rise instead. Countries with older populations, like Germany and Italy, would have higher relative wealth, if calculated per capita and not per adult.[1]

There is a difference between median and mean wealth. Median wealth is the amount that divides the wealth distribution into two equal groups: half the adults have wealth above the median, and the other half below. Mean wealth is the amount obtained by dividing the total aggregate wealth by the number of adults. In nations where wealth is highly concentrated in a small percentage of people, the mean can be much higher than the median (e.g. the United States and Sweden). To see this, click on the header of the mean wealth column and put it in descending order.

Median and mean wealth in 2017[1]
per adult, in US dollars.
In rank order by median wealth
# Country (or
other region)
Median Mean
1   Iceland 444,999 587,649
2    Switzerland 229,059 537,599
3   Australia 195,417 402,603
4   Luxembourg 167,664 313,687
5   Belgium 161,589 278,139
6   New Zealand 147,593 337,441
7   Norway 130,543 320,475
8   Italy 124,636 223,572
9   Japan 123,724 225,057
10   France 119,720 263,399
11   Singapore 108,850 268,776
12   United Kingdom 102,641 278,038
13   Netherlands 94,373 204,045
14   Canada 91,058 259,271
15   Taiwan 87,257 188,081
16   Denmark 87,231 281,542
17   Ireland 84,592 248,466
18   Israel 78,244 198,406
19   Qatar 71,118 102,517
20   Malta 67,980 119,802
21   South Korea 67,934 160,609
22   Spain 63,369 129,578
North America 59,127 374,869
23   Finland 57,850 159,098
24   Austria 57,534 221,456
25   United States 55,876 388,585
26   Greece 54,665 111,684
27   Germany 47,091 203,946
28   Hong Kong 46,079 193,248
29   Sweden 45,235 260,667
30   Slovenia 42,195 62,920
31   Portugal 38,242 89,437
32   Kuwait 37,788 97,304
33   Hungary 30,111 39,813
34   Estonia 27,522 43,158
35   Seychelles 26,064 50,883
36   Libya 24,510 45,103
37   Czech Republic 23,083 51,472
38   Mauritius 23,035 38,937
39   Cyprus 20,902 102,384
40   Slovakia 20,717 27,842
41   Uruguay 20,376 40,376
42   Chile 20,141 52,829
43   United Arab Emirates 19,712 78,803
44   Croatia 18,058 25,756
45   Lithuania 17,931 27,507
46   Latvia 17,828 27,631
Europe 14,851 135,163
47   Brunei 14,064 43,151
48   Montenegro 13,981 19,607
49   Costa Rica 13,370 30,240
50   Bulgaria 11,782 17,394
51   Saudi Arabia 11,555 35,042
52   Oman 10,461 34,592
53   Poland 10,302 28,057
54   Samoa 9,938 22,734
55   Georgia 9,874 19,430
56   Bahamas 9,806 41,203
57   Bosnia and Herzegovina 8,947 12,516
58   Mexico 8,737 22,346
59   Bahrain 8,561 30,803
60   Peru 8,483 26,729
61   Barbados 8,433 22,098
62   Albania 8,401 11,061
63   Romania 8,282 16,344
64   Panama 8,239 23,340
65   Tonga 7,672 13,356
66   Trinidad and Tobago 7,579 14,028
67   Mongolia 7,526 12,530
68   Saint Lucia 7,497 14,296
69   Colombia 7,461 19,354
70   Argentina 7,411 18,966
71   Gabon 7,367 15,168
72   Tunisia 7,161 15,540
73   Malaysia 7,087 22,804
74   El Salvador 6,906 14,443
75   China 6,689 26,872
76   Turkmenistan 6,621 9,438
77   Antigua and Barbuda 6,529 22,490
78   Lebanon 6,452 24,161
79   Dominica 6,371 22,871
80   Jordan 6,014 13,099
81   Macedonia 5,698 9,044
82   Ecuador 5,644 12,844
83   Azerbaijan 5,411 8,391
84   Serbia 5,299 8,035
Latin America 5,159 19,049
85   South Africa 5,136 21,849
86   Turkey 5,087 20,061
87   Angola 4,929 13,165
88   Solomon Islands 4,797 11,222
89   Grenada 4,625 17,523
90   Brazil 4,591 17,485
91   Paraguay 4,179 10,438
92   Russia 3,919 16,773
93   Jamaica 3,717 9,485
World 3,582 56,541
94   Armenia 3,371 5,751
95   Pakistan 3,338 5,174
96   St Vincent & Grenadines 3,336 12,445
97   Namibia 3,216 16,101
98   Belize 3,146 10,373
99   Fiji 3,059 6,309
Asia-Pacific 2,997 47,479
100   Vanuatu 2,994 6,173
101   Morocco 2,986 11,118
102   Botswana 2,673 8,917
103   Equatorial Guinea 2,616 8,044
104   Maldives 2,539 5,522
105   Algeria 2,518 7,399
106   Guyana 2,510 5,345
107   Philippines 2,478 9,773
108   Kyrgyzstan 2,472 4,689
109   Sri Lanka 2,448 4,802
110   Bolivia 2,297 5,751
111   Papua New Guinea 2,275 7,733
112   Vietnam 2,235 5,391
113   Moldova 2,229 3,093
114   Eritrea 2,036 3,607
115   Djibouti 1,977 4,347
116   Indonesia 1,914 11,001
117   Iran 1,856 3,831
118   Suriname 1,842 5,843
119   Cambodia 1,744 3,881
120   São Tomé and Príncipe 1,652 2,739
121   Benin 1,643 3,304
122   Thailand 1,624 8,311
123   Bangladesh 1,587 2,612
124   Zimbabwe 1,525 3,640
125   Myanmar 1,431 1,831
126   Laos 1,382 5,662
127   Nicaragua 1,306 3,242
128   India 1,295 5,976
129   Senegal 1,245 2,648
130   Ivory Coast 1,215 3,352
131   Comoros 1,153 3,152
132     Nepal 1,151 2,392
133   Togo 1,123 2,668
134   Cameroon 1,078 2,655
135   Swaziland 1,031 3,323
136   Tajikistan 993 1,576
137   Republic of the Congo 964 2,814
138   Liberia 959 2,193
139   Lesotho 945 3,163
140   Sudan 910 1,594
141   Haiti 894 2,879
142   Belarus 873 1,116
143   Nigeria 835 1,797
144   Yemen 799 3,002
145   Burkina Faso 773 1,444
146   Mauritania 731 1,390
147   Kenya 662 1,809
148   Syria 572 1,122
149   Niger 545 942
150   Tanzania 510 858
151   Mali 486 929
Africa 438 4,166
152   Venezuela 436 4,530
153   Ghana 411 809
154   Chad 410 883
155   Central African Republic 390 1,131
156   Guinea 374 814
157   Gambia 347 898
158   Kazakhstan 334 4,441
159   Egypt 324 3,168
160   Uganda 300 645
161   Zambia 298 1,064
162   Rwanda 272 666
163   Guinea-Bissau 243 477
164   Burundi 221 382
165   Sierra Leone 190 340
166   Madagascar 174 354
167   Mozambique 171 371
168   DR Congo 166 407
169   Ukraine 133 1,224
170   Ethiopia 103 153
171   Malawi 45 114

List of continents and Asia-Pacific by total wealth

See also: List of countries by total wealth.

Percentages do not total 100% because Asia-Pacific is a region combining Asia, Australia, and others. It does not include all of Asia.

List by Credit Suisse (2017)[1]
Rank Continent Total wealth
(trillions USD)
Share
World 280.3 100%
1 North America 101.0 36.0%
2 Europe 79.6 28.4%
3 Asia-Pacific 55.0 19.6%
4 Latin America 8.1 2.9%
5 Africa 2.5 0.9%

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e Anthony Shorrocks; Jim Davies; Rodrigo Lluberas (November 2017). "Global Wealth Report". Credit Suisse. Report. Databook. Downloadable data sheets. See Table 3.1 (page 112) of databook for mean and median wealth by country. See page 104 for total wealth of continents.

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