Special Report

Countries With the Widest Gaps Between Rich and Poor

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29. Iran
> GDP per capita: $12,937 (103rd out of 186 countries)
> Poverty rate: % (.th out of 115 countries)
> Pct. of population living under $1.90 a day: 0.5% (70th out of 101 countries)
> Unemployment rate: 11.0% (47th out of 187 countries)
> Population: 82.9 million

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28. Philippines
> GDP per capita: $9,302 (118th out of 186 countries)
> Poverty rate: 16.7% (79th out of 115 countries)
> Pct. of population living under $1.90 a day: 2.7% (43rd out of 101 countries)
> Unemployment rate: 3.4% (163rd out of 187 countries)
> Population: 108.1 million

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27. Cabo Verde
> GDP per capita: $7,489 (126th out of 186 countries)
> Poverty rate: 35.0% (28th out of 115 countries)
> Pct. of population living under $1.90 a day: 3.4% (38th out of 101 countries)
> Unemployment rate: 13.4% (32nd out of 187 countries)
> Population: 550,000

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26. Uganda
> GDP per capita: $2,284 (172nd out of 186 countries)
> Poverty rate: 21.4% (58th out of 115 countries)
> Pct. of population living under $1.90 a day: 41.3% (12th out of 101 countries)
> Unemployment rate: 2.4% (174th out of 187 countries)
> Population: 44.3 million

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25. Argentina
> GDP per capita: $23,040 (65th out of 186 countries)
> Poverty rate: 35.5% (27th out of 115 countries)
> Pct. of population living under $1.90 a day: 1.5% (49th out of 101 countries)
> Unemployment rate: 11.7% (43rd out of 187 countries)
> Population: 44.9 million