Special Report

25 Poorest Countries in the World

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25. Solomon Islands
> GNI per capita: $2,270
> 2017 GDP: $1.48 billion (173rd out of 185 countries)
> Population (2014): 610,000
> Life expectancy at birth in 2016: 70.7 years

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24. Benin
> GNI per capita: $2,260
> 2017 GDP: $25.33 billion (135th out of 185 countries)
> Population (2016): 11.13 million
> Life expectancy at birth in 2016: 60.9 years

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23. Guinea
> GNI per capita: $2,180
> 2017 GDP: $27.91 billion (132nd out of 185 countries)
> Population (2014): 12.97 million
> Life expectancy at birth in 2016: 60.0 years

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22. Mali
> GNI per capita: $2,160
> 2017 GDP: $41.00 billion (111st out of 185 countries)
> Population (2013): 18.89 million
> Life expectancy at birth in 2016: 58.0 years

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21. Afghanistan
> GNI per capita: $2,000
> 2017 GDP: $70.37 billion (98th out of 185 countries)
> Population (2016): 35.53 million
> Life expectancy at birth in 2016: 63.7 years