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List of countries by wealth per adult

See also: List of countries by total wealth.
Median wealth per adult by country in 2018. (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.
European countries by median wealth per adult, 2018.[1]

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]



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List of countries by median and mean wealth per 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.

Note: The numbers for larger areas (Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Northern America, world) are only based on the countries in this incomplete list.
Median and mean wealth per adult, in US dollars. In rank order by median wealth.[1]
Country
(or other region)
Median wealth
per adult.
US dollars
Mean wealth
per adult.
US dollars
Adults.
thousand
1   Iceland 203,847 555,726 248
2   Australia 191,453 411,060 18,433
3    Switzerland 183,339 530,244 6,811
4   Luxembourg 164,284 412,127 456
5   Belgium 163,429 313,045 8,869
6   Netherlands 114,935 253,205 13,260
7   France 106,827 280,580 49,478
8   Canada 106,342 288,263 28,858
9   Japan 103,861 227,235 105,108
10   New Zealand 98,613 289,798 3,486
11   United Kingdom 97,169 279,048 50,919
12   Singapore 91,656 283,118 4,552
13   Spain 87,188 191,177 37,410
14   Norway 80,054 291,103 4,057
15   Italy 79,239 217,787 48,527
16   Taiwan 78,177 212,375 19,139
17   Malta 76,116 140,629 347
18   Ireland 72,473 232,952 3,460
19   Austria 70,074 231,368 7,075
20   South Korea 65,463 171,739 41,381
Northern America
(Canada and United States)
65,022 391,690 271,933
21   United States 61,667 403,974 242,972
22   Denmark 60,999 286,712 4,450
23   Qatar 59,978 121,638 2,177
24   Hong Kong 58,905 244,672 6,224
25   Israel 54,966 174,129 5,405
26   Finland 45,606 161,062 4,327
27   Greece 40,789 108,127 9,019
28   Sweden 39,709 249,765 7,689
29   Germany 35,169 214,893 67,470
30   Slovenia 34,043 79,097 1,676
31   Portugal 31,313 109,362 8,377
32   Libya 26,939 61,701 4,085
33   Kuwait 26,278 91,374 3,045
34   United Arab Emirates 25,267 88,173 7,752
35   Chile 23,812 62,222 13,166
36   Seychelles 21,349 48,652 68
37   Slovakia 21,203 34,781 4,339
38   Estonia 18,895 57,806 1,034
Europe 18,153 144,903 589,373
39   Croatia 17,131 35,951 3,342
40   Czech Republic 17,018 61,489 8,529
41   Mauritius 16,472 35,668 943
42   China 16,333 47,810 1,085,003
43   Hungary 15,026 37,594 7,826
44   Aruba 14,901 45,612 79
45   Oman 14,304 41,804 3,450
46   Brunei 14,154 42,925 298
47   Bahrain 13,385 38,882 1,153
48   Saudi Arabia 12,847 43,174 22,629
49   Uruguay 12,556 39,194 2,484
50   Montenegro 12,060 24,746 475
51   Bahamas 11,385 47,822 288
52   Lithuania 11,161 24,600 2,306
53   Bulgaria 11,013 23,984 5,752
54   Poland 10,572 31,794 30,626
55   Cyprus 10,384 100,308 909
56   Costa Rica 9,813 31,717 3,490
57   Barbados 8,522 28,762 213
58   Panama 8,358 28,897 2,655
59   Albania 8,157 16,957 2,201
60   Latvia 7,540 33,958 1,557
61   Georgia 7,078 16,725 2,940
62   Malaysia 7,000 27,970 21,372
63   Gabon 6,973 16,342 1,124
64   Tonga 6,796 15,255 58
65   Bosnia and Herzegovina 6,762 14,110 2,805
66   South Africa 6,726 22,191 35,434
67   Romania 6,658 20,321 15,582
68   Samoa 6,516 18,154 105
69   Iraq 6,515 14,192 19,160
70   Tunisia 6,226 14,932 8,014
71   Peru 6,036 22,508 20,766
72   Mexico 5,784 20,620 83,850
73   Jordan 5,745 13,328 5,371
74   Macedonia 5,640 12,551 1,612
75   Dominica 5,548 23,937 54
76   Trinidad and Tobago 5,076 15,719 1,002
77   Colombia 4,937 18,239 33,751
78   Serbia 4,903 10,743 6,809
79   Turkmenistan 4,824 10,446 3,548
80   Antigua and Barbuda 4,712 19,497 70
81   El Salvador 4,616 15,219 4,024
82   Mongolia 4,616 10,295 1,960
Latin America 4,372 18,605 432,919
83   Brazil 4,263 16,664 147,836
World 4,209 63,100 5,025,085
84   Namibia 3,944 11,704 1,356
85   Lebanon 3,932 33,726 4,162
86   Solomon Islands 3,835 9,035 312
87   Grenada 3,704 16,081 71
88   Botswana 3,652 10,793 1,375
89   Saint Lucia 3,525 11,146 131
90   Azerbaijan 3,410 7,530 6,915
91   Armenia 3,391 7,583 2,175
92   Fiji 3,254 8,031 574
93   Ecuador 3,211 11,068 10,507
94   Argentina 3,176 11,530 29,953
95   Algeria 3,175 9,077 26,565
96   Angola 3,175 7,921 12,934
97   Equatorial Guinea 3,057 9,398 695
98   Honduras 2,887 10,675 5,417
99   Russia 2,739 19,997 112,039
100   Maldives 2,702 6,808 308
101   Turkey 2,677 18,555 54,411
102   Paraguay 2,589 9,075 4,181
103   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2,547 10,882 75
104   Jamaica 2,507 8,924 1,983
105   Morocco 2,426 9,305 23,218
106   Sri Lanka 2,415 5,758 14,311
Asia-Pacific
(excluding China & India)
2,384 48,119 1,178,632
107   Vanuatu 2,346 5,355 152
108   Belize 2,298 8,961 221
109   Djibouti 2,123 5,389 569
110   Papua New Guinea 2,117 6,254 4,488
111   Bolivia 2,111 7,306 6,530
112   Philippines 1,915 8,349 62,043
113   Iran 1,899 4,779 57,018
114   Vietnam 1,806 4,560 67,300
115   Kyrgyzstan 1,797 4,200 3,668
116   Pakistan 1,711 3,816 110,625
117   Indonesia 1,597 8,919 170,221
118   Laos 1,567 5,215 3,946
119   Eritrea 1,499 3,412 2,462
120   Guyana 1,454 4,620 475
121   Eswatini 1,388 4,219 719
122   Cambodia 1,365 3,404 9,598
123   Zimbabwe 1,317 3,216 8,103
124   São Tomé and Príncipe 1,311 2,987 96
125   Timor-Leste 1,303 2,513 584
126   India 1,289 7,024 850,210
127   Senegal 1,270 3,077 7,525
128   Benin 1,237 2,972 5,300
129   Congo 1,219 3,361 2,546
130   Suriname 1,147 5,198 368
131   Ivory Coast 1,119 2,958 11,501
132   Thailand 1,085 9,969 52,639
133   Nicaragua 1,054 3,721 3,858
134   Bangladesh 1,006 2,332 102,793
135   Comoros 971 2,729 412
136   Togo 917 2,324 3,800
137   Cameroon 897 2,282 11,413
138   Kenya 880 2,306 24,546
139   Lesotho 857 2,640 1,208
140     Nepal 834 2,054 17,150
141   Mauritania 764 1,756 2,239
142   Belarus 740 1,514 7,427
143   Myanmar 739 1,515 34,334
144   Haiti 619 2,472 6,300
145   Tajikistan 618 1,364 4,995
146   Yemen 594 1,967 14,122
147   Burkina Faso 569 1,317 8,571
148   Syria 500 1,190 9,477
149   Mali 468 1,094 7,834
150   Liberia 410 1,015 2,279
151   Ghana 398 934 14,972
152   Zambia 390 1,197 7,641
153   Tanzania 383 865 25,944
154   Niger 379 863 8,579
155   Egypt 346 3,717 57,160
Africa 332 4,138 617,015
156   Central African Republic 332 960 2,132
157   Gambia 327 889 936
158   Guinea 323 816 6,077
159   Guinea-Bissau 296 701 909
160   Chad 294 735 6,319
161   Afghanistan 290 643 16,245
162   Uganda 287 710 17,941
163   Rwanda 254 660 6,123
164   Sudan 231 530 19,846
165   Nigeria 208 1,572 88,264
166   Mozambique 201 482 13,360
167   Madagascar 179 432 12,471
168   Sierra Leone 153 355 3,596
169   Kazakhstan 152 5,122 12,086
170   Burundi 142 321 4,972
171   Democratic Republic of the Congo 123 331 35,869
172   Ethiopia 78 167 51,036
173   Malawi 54 141 8,493
174   Ukraine 40 1,563 35,267

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e 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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