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List of countries by wealth per adult

See also: List of countries by total wealth.
Countries by mean wealth per adult in 2018
Countries by median wealth per adult in 2018

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 tables below mean and median wealth per adult are reported.[1]

Contents

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

Every autumn, Credit Suisse S.A. publishes its Global Wealth Report Databook.[1] 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.

Tables

Note: The numbers for multinational areas are based only on the countries in the incomplete country table.
Median and mean wealth per adult, in US dollars. Large areas.
Initially in rank order by median wealth.
Region Median wealth
per adult.
US dollars
Mean wealth
per adult.
US dollars
Adults.
thousands
Northern America
(Canada and United States)
65,022 391,690 271,933
Europe 18,153 144,903 589,373
China 16,333 47,810 1,085,003
Latin America 4,372 18,605 432,919
World 4,209 63,100 5,025,085
Asia-Pacific
(excluding China and India)
2,384 48,119 1,178,632
India 1,289 7,024 850,210
Africa 332 4,138 617,015


Note: Row numbers below are static. So click on any header to sort and rank that column.





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Median and mean wealth per adult, in US dollars. Countries and subnational areas.
Initially in rank order by median wealth.
Country or
subnational area
Median wealth
per adult.
US dollars
Mean wealth
per adult.
US dollars
Ratio (%)
of median
to mean
Adults.
thousands
  Iceland 203,847 555,726 36.68 248
  Australia 191,453 411,060 46.58 18,433
   Switzerland 183,339 530,244 34.58 6,811
  Luxembourg 164,284 412,127 39.86 456
  Belgium 163,429 313,045 52.21 8,869
  Netherlands 114,935 253,205 45.39 13,260
  France 106,827 280,580 38.07 49,478
  Canada 106,342 288,263 36.89 28,858
  Japan 103,861 227,235 45.71 105,108
  New Zealand 98,613 289,798 34.03 3,486
  United Kingdom 97,169 279,048 34.82 50,919
  Singapore 91,656 283,118 32.37 4,552
  Spain 87,188 191,177 45.61 37,410
  Norway 80,054 291,103 27.50 4,057
  Italy 79,239 217,787 36.38 48,527
  Taiwan 78,177 212,375 36.81 19,139
  Malta 76,116 140,629 54.13 347
  Ireland 72,473 232,952 31.11 3,460
  Austria 70,074 231,368 30.29 7,075
  South Korea 65,463 171,739 38.12 41,381
  United States 61,667 403,974 15.27 242,972
  Denmark 60,999 286,712 21.28 4,450
  Qatar 59,978 121,638 49.31 2,177
  Hong Kong 58,905 244,672 24.08 6,224
  Israel 54,966 174,129 31.57 5,405
  Finland 45,606 161,062 28.32 4,327
  Greece 40,789 108,127 37.72 9,019
  Sweden 39,709 249,765 15.90 7,689
  Germany 35,169 214,893 16.37 67,470
  Slovenia 34,043 79,097 43.04 1,676
  Portugal 31,313 109,362 28.63 8,377
  Libya 26,939 61,701 43.66 4,085
  Kuwait 26,278 91,374 28.76 3,045
  United Arab Emirates 25,267 88,173 28.66 7,752
  Chile 23,812 62,222 38.27 13,166
  Seychelles 21,349 48,652 43.88 68
  Slovakia 21,203 34,781 60.96 4,339
  Estonia 18,895 57,806 32.69 1,034
  Croatia 17,131 35,951 47.65 3,342
  Czech Republic 17,018 61,489 27.68 8,529
  Mauritius 16,472 35,668 46.18 943
  China 16,333 47,810 34.16 1,085,003
  Hungary 15,026 37,594 39.97 7,826
  Aruba 14,901 45,612 32.67 79
  Oman 14,304 41,804 34.22 3,450
  Brunei 14,154 42,925 32.97 298
  Bahrain 13,385 38,882 34.42 1,153
  Saudi Arabia 12,847 43,174 29.76 22,629
  Uruguay 12,556 39,194 32.04 2,484
  Montenegro 12,060 24,746 48.74 475
  Bahamas 11,385 47,822 23.81 288
  Lithuania 11,161 24,600 45.37 2,306
  Bulgaria 11,013 23,984 45.92 5,752
  Poland 10,572 31,794 33.25 30,626
  Cyprus 10,384 100,308 10.35 909
  Costa Rica 9,813 31,717 30.94 3,490
  Barbados 8,522 28,762 29.63 213
  Panama 8,358 28,897 28.92 2,655
  Albania 8,157 16,957 48.10 2,201
  Latvia 7,540 33,958 22.20 1,557
  Georgia 7,078 16,725 42.32 2,940
  Malaysia 7,000 27,970 25.03 21,372
  Gabon 6,973 16,342 42.67 1,124
  Tonga 6,796 15,255 44.55 58
  Bosnia and Herzegovina 6,762 14,110 47.92 2,805
  South Africa 6,726 22,191 30.31 35,434
  Romania 6,658 20,321 32.76 15,582
  Samoa 6,516 18,154 35.89 105
  Iraq 6,515 14,192 45.91 19,160
  Tunisia 6,226 14,932 41.70 8,014
  Peru 6,036 22,508 26.82 20,766
  Mexico 5,784 20,620 28.05 83,850
  Jordan 5,745 13,328 43.10 5,371
  Macedonia 5,640 12,551 44.94 1,612
  Dominica 5,548 23,937 23.18 54
  Trinidad and Tobago 5,076 15,719 32.29 1,002
  Colombia 4,937 18,239 27.07 33,751
  Serbia 4,903 10,743 45.64 6,809
  Turkmenistan 4,824 10,446 46.18 3,548
  Antigua and Barbuda 4,712 19,497 24.17 70
  El Salvador 4,616 15,219 30.33 4,024
  Mongolia 4,616 10,295 44.84 1,960
  Brazil 4,263 16,664 25.58 147,836
  Namibia 3,944 11,704 33.70 1,356
  Lebanon 3,932 33,726 11.66 4,162
  Solomon Islands 3,835 9,035 42.45 312
  Grenada 3,704 16,081 23.03 71
  Botswana 3,652 10,793 33.84 1,375
  Saint Lucia 3,525 11,146 31.63 131
  Azerbaijan 3,410 7,530 45.29 6,915
  Armenia 3,391 7,583 44.72 2,175
  Fiji 3,254 8,031 40.52 574
  Ecuador 3,211 11,068 29.01 10,507
  Argentina 3,176 11,530 27.55 29,953
  Algeria 3,175 9,077 34.98 26,565
  Angola 3,175 7,921 40.08 12,934
  Equatorial Guinea 3,057 9,398 32.53 695
  Honduras 2,887 10,675 27.04 5,417
  Russia 2,739 19,997 13.70 112,039
  Maldives 2,702 6,808 39.69 308
  Turkey 2,677 18,555 14.43 54,411
  Paraguay 2,589 9,075 28.53 4,181
  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2,547 10,882 23.41 75
  Jamaica 2,507 8,924 28.09 1,983
  Morocco 2,426 9,305 26.07 23,218
  Sri Lanka 2,415 5,758 41.94 14,311
  Vanuatu 2,346 5,355 43.81 152
  Belize 2,298 8,961 25.64 221
  Djibouti 2,123 5,389 39.40 569
  Papua New Guinea 2,117 6,254 33.85 4,488
  Bolivia 2,111 7,306 28.89 6,530
  Philippines 1,915 8,349 22.94 62,043
  Iran 1,899 4,779 39.74 57,018
  Vietnam 1,806 4,560 39.61 67,300
  Kyrgyzstan 1,797 4,200 42.79 3,668
  Pakistan 1,711 3,816 44.84 110,625
  Indonesia 1,597 8,919 17.91 170,221
  Laos 1,567 5,215 30.05 3,946
  Eritrea 1,499 3,412 43.93 2,462
  Guyana 1,454 4,620 31.47 475
  Eswatini (Swaziland) 1,388 4,219 32.90 719
  Cambodia 1,365 3,404 40.10 9,598
  Zimbabwe 1,317 3,216 40.95 8,103
  São Tomé and Príncipe 1,311 2,987 43.89 96
  East Timor 1,303 2,513 51.85 584
  India 1,289 7,024 18.35 850,210
  Senegal 1,270 3,077 41.27 7,525
  Benin 1,237 2,972 41.62 5,300
  Republic of the Congo 1,219 3,361 36.27 2,546
  Suriname 1,147 5,198 22.07 368
  Ivory Coast 1,119 2,958 37.83 11,501
  Thailand 1,085 9,969 10.88 52,639
  Nicaragua 1,054 3,721 28.33 3,858
  Bangladesh 1,006 2,332 43.14 102,793
  Comoros 971 2,729 35.58 412
  Togo 917 2,324 39.46 3,800
  Cameroon 897 2,282 39.31 11,413
  Kenya 880 2,306 38.16 24,546
  Lesotho 857 2,640 32.46 1,208
    Nepal 834 2,054 40.60 17,150
  Mauritania 764 1,756 43.51 2,239
  Belarus 740 1,514 48.88 7,427
  Myanmar 739 1,515 48.78 34,334
  Haiti 619 2,472 25.04 6,300
  Tajikistan 618 1,364 45.31 4,995
  Yemen 594 1,967 30.20 14,122
  Burkina Faso 569 1,317 43.20 8,571
  Syria 500 1,190 42.02 9,477
  Mali 468 1,094 42.78 7,834
  Liberia 410 1,015 40.39 2,279
  Ghana 398 934 42.61 14,972
  Zambia 390 1,197 32.58 7,641
  Tanzania 383 865 44.28 25,944
  Niger 379 863 43.92 8,579
  Egypt 346 3,717 9.31 57,160
  Central African Republic 332 960 34.58 2,132
  Gambia 327 889 36.78 936
  Guinea 323 816 39.58 6,077
  Guinea-Bissau 296 701 42.23 909
  Chad 294 735 40.00 6,319
  Afghanistan 290 643 45.10 16,245
  Uganda 287 710 40.42 17,941
  Rwanda 254 660 38.48 6,123
  Sudan 231 530 43.58 19,846
  Nigeria 208 1,572 13.23 88,264
  Mozambique 201 482 41.70 13,360
  Madagascar 179 432 41.44 12,471
  Sierra Leone 153 355 43.10 3,596
  Kazakhstan 152 5,122 2.97 12,086
  Burundi 142 321 44.24 4,972
  Democratic Republic of the Congo 123 331 37.16 35,869
  Ethiopia 78 167 46.71 51,036
  Malawi 54 141 38.30 8,493
  Ukraine 40 1,563 2.56 35,267

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c Anthony Shorrocks; Jim Davies; Rodrigo Lluberas (October 2018). "Global Wealth Report". Credit Suisse. 10 Oct 2018 article: Global Wealth Report 2018: US and China in the lead. Report. Databook. Downloadable data sheets. See Table 3.1 (page 114) of databook for mean and median wealth by country.

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