Special Report

Countries With the Widest Gaps Between Rich and Poor

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19. Malawi
> GDP per capita: $1,107 (184th out of 186 countries)
> Poverty rate: 51.5% (8th out of 115 countries)
> Pct. of population living under $1.90 a day: 69.2% (2nd out of 101 countries)
> Unemployment rate: 6.0% (105th out of 187 countries)
> Population: 18.6 million

18. Lesotho
> GDP per capita: $2,824 (163rd out of 186 countries)
> Poverty rate: 49.7% (10th out of 115 countries)
> Pct. of population living under $1.90 a day: 27.2% (20th out of 101 countries)
> Unemployment rate: 24.6% (3rd out of 187 countries)
> Population: 2.1 million

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17. Mexico
> GDP per capita: $20,944 (69th out of 186 countries)
> Poverty rate: 41.9% (16th out of 115 countries)
> Pct. of population living under $1.90 a day: 1.7% (48th out of 101 countries)
> Unemployment rate: 4.7% (130th out of 187 countries)
> Population: 127.6 million

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15. Ecuador
> GDP per capita: $11,879 (111th out of 186 countries)
> Poverty rate: 25.0% (40th out of 115 countries)
> Pct. of population living under $1.90 a day: 3.6% (37th out of 101 countries)
> Unemployment rate: 6.2% (102nd out of 187 countries)
> Population: 17.4 million

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15. Paraguay
> GDP per capita: $13,246 (100th out of 186 countries)
> Poverty rate: 23.5% (49th out of 115 countries)
> Pct. of population living under $1.90 a day: 0.9% (60th out of 101 countries)
> Unemployment rate: 7.6% (80th out of 187 countries)
> Population: 7.0 million