Special Report

25 Poorest Countries in the World

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5. Niger
> GNI per capita: $990
> 2017 GDP: $21.83 billion (140th out of 185 countries)
> Population (2009): 18.76 million
> Life expectancy at birth in 2016: 60.1 years

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4. Democratic Republic of the Congo
> GNI per capita: $870
> 2017 GDP: $72.17 billion (94th out of 185 countries)
> Population (1983): 86.65 million
> Life expectancy at birth in 2016: 59.6 years

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3. Burundi
> GNI per capita: $770
> 2017 GDP: $8.38 billion (155th out of 185 countries)
> Population (0): 10.87 million
> Life expectancy at birth in 2016: 57.5 years

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2. Central African Republic
> GNI per capita: $730
> 2017 GDP: $03.38 billion (164th out of 185 countries)
> Population (2004): 4.98 million
> Life expectancy at birth in 2016: 52.2 years

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1. Liberia
> GNI per capita: $710
> 2017 GDP: $3.91 billion (161st out of 185 countries)
> Population (2009): 4.73 million
> Life expectancy at birth in 2016: 62.5 years