List of countries by wealth per adult

This is a list of countries of the world by wealth per adult from Credit Suisse's annual Global Wealth Databook.[1] Wealth includes both financial and non-financial assets. The list below includes mean and median wealth per adult.

Countries by mean wealth (US dollars) per adult. From 2021 publication of Credit Suisse.
Countries by median wealth (US dollars) per adult. From 2021 publication of Credit Suisse.

Credit Suisse Global Wealth Databook's list of countries by wealth per adult (USD)

Credit Suisse publishes 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 down, 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.

Mean wealth is the amount obtained by dividing the total aggregate wealth by the number of adults. Median wealth is the amount that divides the population into two equal groups: half the adults have wealth above the median, and the other half below. 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). To see this, click on the header of the median wealth column and put it in descending order.

By region

* indicates "Wealth in COUNTRY" or "Economy of COUNTRY" links.

Large areas. Median and mean wealth per adult, in US dollars. Number of adults. Also, total wealth in billion USD. (2021 publication).[1]
Region Median Mean Adult population Total Wealth,
billion USD
 Northern America
    
82,539 486,930 279,950,000 136,316
 Europe 26,423 174,836 590,343,000 103,213
  China * 24,067 67,771 1,104,956,000 74,884
 World 7,522 79,952 5,232,383,000 418,342
 Asia-Pacific
 (excl. China and India)
4,793 60,790 1,238,316,000 75,277
 Latin America 4,466 24,301 447,376,000 10,872
  India * 3,194 14,252 900,443,000 12,833
 Africa 1,068 7,371 671,000,000 4,946

By country

Gini: Higher Gini coefficients signify greater inequality in wealth distribution, with 0 being complete equality, whereas a value near 100% can arise in a situation where everybody has zero wealth except a very small minority.

* indicates "Wealth in LOCATION" or "Economy of LOCATION" links.

Median and mean wealth per adult, in US dollars. Wealth Gini.
(2021 publication).[1]
Location Median Mean Gini % Adults
  Luxembourg * 259,899 477,306 67.0 498,000
  Australia * 238,072 483,755 65.6 19,159,000
  Iceland * 231,462 337,787 50.9 255,000
  Belgium * 230,548 351,327 60.3 8,993,000
  Hong Kong * (China) 173,768 503,335 74.6 6,292,000
  New Zealand * 171,624 348,198 69.9 3,600,000
  Denmark * 165,622 376,069 73.6 4,557,000
  Switzerland * 146,733 673,962 78.1 6,958,000
  Netherlands * 136,105 377,092 75.3 13,462,000
  France * 133,559 299,355 70.0 49,967,000
  United Kingdom * 131,522 290,754 71.7 52,568,000
  Canada * 125,688 332,323 71.9 29,934,000
  Japan * 122,980 256,596 64.4 104,953,000
  Italy * 118,885 239,244 66.5 49,746,000
  Norway * 117,798 275,880 78.5 4,184,000
  Spain * 105,831 227,122 69.2 37,798,000
  Ireland * 99,028 266,153 80.0 3,619,000
  Taiwan * 93,044 238,862 70.8 19,633,000
  Austria * 91,833 290,348 73.5 7,271,000
  Sweden * 89,846 336,166 87.2 7,794,000
  South Korea * 89,671 211,369 67.6 42,490,000
  Singapore * 86,717 332,995 78.3 4,887,000
  Malta * 84,390 148,934 61.7 358,000
  Qatar * 83,680 146,730 58.1 2,396,000
  Israel * 80,315 228,268 73.4 5,626,000
  United States * 79,274 505,421 85.0 249,969,000
  Finland * 73,775 167,711 74.0 4,373,000
  Slovenia * 67,961 120,173 67.1 1,672,000
  Germany * 65,374 268,681 77.9 68,015,000
  Portugal * 61,306 142,537 70.5 8,339,000
  Greece * 57,595 104,603 65.7 8,462,000
  Slovakia * 45,853 68,059 50.3 4,346,000
  Estonia * 38,901 77,817 73.8 1,044,000
  Cyprus * 35,300 142,304 80.7 679,000
  Croatia * 34,945 69,140 68.5 3,303,000
  Latvia * 33,884 70,454 80.9 1,477,000
  Montenegro * 30,739 60,310 68.4 476,000
  Lithuania * 29,679 63,500 71.0 2,166,000
  Kuwait * 28,698 129,890 86.5 3,146,000
  Mauritius * 27,456 63,372 72.1 968,000
  Seychelles * 24,651 63,427 75.9 69,000
  Hungary * 24,126 53,664 66.5 7,769,000
  China * 24,067 67,771 70.4 1,104,956,000
  Czech Republic * 23,794 78,103 77.7 8,528,000
  French Caribbean 23,740 68,443 73.8 631,000
  Romania * 23,675 50,009 70.1 15,208,000
  Poland * 23,550 67,477 70.7 30,315,000
  Uruguay * 22,088 60,914 77.2 2,530,000
  United Arab Emirates * 21,613 115,476 88.8 8,053,000
  Barbados * 21,071 63,261 80.4 221,000
  Lebanon * 18,159 55,007 79.7 4,548,000
  Chile * 17,747 53,591 79.7 14,259,000
  Bulgaria * 17,403 36,443 70.1 5,586,000
  Dutch Caribbean 16,810 40,909 69.1 258,000
  Trinidad and Tobago * 15,649 44,182 78.0 1,032,000
  Saudi Arabia * 15,495 68,697 86.7 24,186,000
  Albania * 15,363 30,524 68.2 2,187,000
  Bosnia and Herzegovina * 15,283 30,597 68.6 2,637,000
  Serbia * 14,954 31,705 70.6 5,480,000
  British West Indies 14,684 45,109 80.8 567,000
  Costa Rica * 14,662 44,337 79.9 3,696,000
  Bahrain * 14,520 87,559 88.9 1,318,000
  Polynesia 14,076 37,998 77.9 423,000
  Mexico * 13,752 42,689 80.5 85,136,000
  Panama * 13,147 43,979 82.5 2,843,000
  Melanesia 12,183 31,106 75.8 711,000
  Belarus * 12,168 23,278 66.7 7,367,000
  Kazakhstan * 12,029 33,463 76.4 12,226,000
  El Salvador * 11,372 34,003 79.1 4,201,000
  Jordan * 10,842 28,316 75.9 5,866,000
  Oman * 9,886 39,434 86.7 3,765,000
  Armenia * 9,411 22,573 73.0 2,176,000
  Turkmenistan * 9,030 20,328 70.6 3,722,000
  Sri Lanka * 8,802 23,832 76.8 14,732,000
  Malaysia * 8,583 29,287 82.9 22,315,000
  Maldives * 8,519 25,511 79.8 409,000
  Thailand * 8,036 25,292 77.1 54,054,000
  Turkey * 8,001 27,466 81.8 57,768,000
  Iran * 7,621 22,249 78.6 57,987,000
  Moldova * 7,577 15,491 69.4 3,188,000
  Bahamas * 7,507 56,737 91.4 278,000
  Venezuela * 7,341 21,040 78.1 18,359,000
  Libya * 6,512 17,198 76.0 4,440,000
  Iraq * 6,378 14,506 71.0 21,247,000
  Egypt * 6,329 19,468 79.2 59,547,000
  Tunisia * 6,177 17,550 77.8 8,207,000
  Jamaica * 5,976 19,893 82.0 2,041,000
  Fiji * 5,764 15,708 77.4 564,000
  Peru * 5,445 17,017 80.1 22,530,000
  Ecuador * 5,444 17,151 80.8 11,361,000
  Russia * 5,431 27,162 87.8 111,845,000
  Brunei * 5,122 39,098 91.6 309,000
  Azerbaijan * 5,022 11,926 72.7 7,155,000
  Micronesia * 4,876 13,193 77.9 341,000
  Colombia * 4,854 16,928 82.7 35,612,000
  Indonesia * 4,693 17,693 77.7 180,782,000
  Gabon * 4,685 13,696 79.3 1,216,000
  Guyana * 4,637 12,280 76.5 497,000
  Equatorial Guinea * 4,561 18,246 86.3 776,000
  Vietnam * 4,559 14,075 80.2 68,565,000
  South Africa * 4,523 20,308 88.0 37,590,000
  Georgia * 4,223 14,162 81.3 2,959,000
  Morocco * 3,874 13,459 81.9 24,654,000
  Bolivia * 3,804 12,286 81.0 7,088,000
  Nicaragua * 3,694 12,239 81.0 4,107,000
  Kenya * 3,683 12,313 82.2 27,473,000
  Botswana * 3,680 15,598 87.3 1,358,000
  Namibia * 3,677 15,294 86.6 1,375,000
  Paraguay * 3,644 11,962 81.6 4,454,000
  Brazil * 3,469 18,272 89.0 153,307,000
  India * 3,194 14,252 82.3 900,443,000
  Philippines * 3,155 15,290 86.9 66,960,000
  Bangladesh * 3,062 7,837 75.2 106,060,000
  Belize * 3,015 10,364 83.4 245,000
  East Timor * 2,838 5,185 62.6 689,000
  Mongolia * 2,546 6,324 74.4 2,053,000
  Ukraine * 2,529 13,104 84.4 34,639,000
  Myanmar * 2,458 5,025 67.0 35,734,000
  Zimbabwe * 2,356 7,131 79.8 7,086,000
  Algeria * 2,302 8,871 84.8 27,620,000
  Kyrgyzstan * 2,238 5,816 75.7 3,927,000
  Ghana * 2,198 6,132 77.5 16,617,000
  Pakistan * 2,187 5,258 73.2 123,522,000
  Argentina * 2,157 7,224 81.2 30,799,000
  Cambodia * 2,031 5,895 78.7 10,180,000
  Tajikistan * 1,844 4,390 73.1 5,227,000
  Papua New Guinea * 1,790 6,710 84.3 4,941,000
  São Tomé and Príncipe * 1,702 4,029 73.1 104,000
  Laos * 1,610 7,379 87.9 4,288,000
  Senegal * 1,570 4,702 79.7 7,975,000
  Ethiopia * 1,527 3,540 71.1 57,104,000
  Nigeria * 1,474 6,451 85.8 95,931,000
  Comoros * 1,466 5,397 84.8 447,000
  Liberia * 1,464 4,453 80.1 2,502,000
  Nepal * 1,437 4,056 78.1 17,887,000
  Tanzania * 1,433 3,647 74.5 27,744,000
  Suriname * 1,349 5,644 87.1 382,000
  Rwanda * 1,266 4,188 81.9 6,581,000
  Yemen * 1,223 5,581 88.0 15,281,000
  Angola * 1,131 3,529 80.6 14,339,000
  Eritrea * 1,086 2,846 75.7 1,728,000
  Djibouti * 1,077 3,112 78.8 618,000
  Mauritania * 1,037 2,788 76.3 2,370,000
  Cameroon * 941 3,042 81.6 12,716,000
  Guinea * 938 2,942 80.8 6,078,000
  Benin * 890 2,558 78.2 5,839,000
  Mali * 869 2,424 77.6 8,625,000
  Syria * 807 2,197 77.2 10,811,000
  Afghanistan * 734 1,744 72.8 18,356,000
  Zambia * 692 3,068 87.7 8,331,000
  Guinea-Bissau * 670 1,828 77.6 949,000
  Madagascar * 666 1,962 79.3 13,812,000
  Gambia * 658 2,500 84.9 1,115,000
  Uganda * 646 1,994 80.4 19,830,000
  Burkina Faso * 622 1,681 76.8 9,480,000
  Malawi * 606 2,045 82.4 8,887,000
  Congo * 582 2,180 84.7 2,707,000
  Niger * 492 1,287 75.6 9,739,000
  Togo * 468 1,484 81.2 4,084,000
  Sudan * 383 1,014 75.9 21,941,000
  Sierra Leone * 370 995 76.7 3,937,000
  DR Congo * 356 1,240 83.2 39,740,000
  Chad * 355 1,117 80.6 7,059,000
  Mozambique * 345 1,003 79.1 14,186,000
  Burundi * 281 728 75.1 5,381,000
  Lesotho * 264 1,226 88.6 1,243,000
  Central African Republic * 212 840 85.9 2,161,000
  Haiti * 193 767 85.2 6,621,000

More countries. Rough estimates

For several countries, Credit Suisse could only provide rough estimates of mean wealth, with no information about the distribution of said wealth, citing poor data quality.[1]

* indicates "Income in COUNTRY or TERRITORY" or "Economy of COUNTRY or TERRITORY" links.

Mean wealth per adult, in US dollars. (2021 publication).[1]
Country or subnational area Subregion Mean
  Monaco * Western Europe 998,694
  Liechtenstein * Western Europe 919,820
  Bermuda * Northern America 613,047
  Andorra * Southern Europe 273,862
  Macau * (MAC) Eastern Asia 271,679
  Greenland * Northern America 207,714
  San Marino * Southern Europe 196,188
  Réunion * Eastern Africa 92,198
  Puerto Rico * Caribbean 78,695
  Mayotte * Eastern Africa 54,851
  French Guiana * South America 52,342
  North Macedonia * Southern Europe 51,788
  Kosovo * Eastern Europe 46,087
  Guatemala * Central America 30,586
  Dominican Republic * Caribbean 22,701
  Bhutan * Southern Asia 18,875
  Cuba * Caribbean 16,999
  Honduras * Central America 15,380
  Eswatini * Southern Africa 13,834
  Uzbekistan * Central Asia 7,821
  Ivory Coast * Western Africa 6,621
  Cape Verde * Western Africa 6,171
  North Korea * Eastern Asia 5,291
  South Sudan * Eastern Africa 2,677
  Somalia * Eastern Africa 573

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "Global Wealth Databook 2021" (PDF). Credit Suisse. Archived (PDF) from the original on June 23, 2021. Retrieved June 24, 2021. See table 3-1 for all countries, on pages 115-118, for mean and median wealth, Gini coefficient, and number of adults. All of that info (except the Gini coefficient) is also in table 2-2 on pages 105-108. See the end of table 2-2 on page 108 for regional numbers. Page 5 mentions "26 countries for which it is difficult to estimate either the level of household wealth or the distribution of wealth, or both". Pages 21-24 then feature estimates for mean wealth per adult for said countries, with wealth data quality characterized as "poor" or "n.a.".

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