2015 Rankings are based on the GDP (PPP) of a country, which compares the generalized differences in the cost of living and standards between countries.
#10 | MADAGASCAR
Current International Dollars: 1,477.78
Long running political strife and poor governance have undermined this country’s economy and standards of living. In 2015, the IMF estimates that Madagascar’s per-capita GDP (PPP) is less than US$1,500, the tenth lowest in the world. With the political situation stabilizing recently, a new reform plan taking effect and expanding activity in the agricultural, tourism and extractive industries, there is some moderate optimism about this economy going forward.