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Developed, Developing and Very Poor Countries


The figures show the Gross Domestic Product per Capita (GDP divided by population), and therefore an approximate indication of average individual wealth. Obviously actual individual incomes vary enormously within any one country so this can only be a very rough guide.

Colours: Africa / East/SE Asia & Ocenia / Europe / India & SW Asia / Latin America & Caribbean / North America

Developed / GDP per capita (US$) - as listed by the CIA World Factbook
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  1. Bermuda 69,900*
  2. Luxembourg 65,900****
  3. UAE 45,200**
  4. Cayman Islands 43,800*
  5. Norway 42,800****
  6. USA 41,600*****
  7. Ireland - 41,100****
  8. British Virgin Islands 38,500*
  9. Iceland 35,700**
  10. Denmark 34,800****
  11. Hong Kong 34,000****
  12. Canada 33,900*****
  13. Switzerland 32,200*****
  14. Austria 32,000*****
  15. Australia 31,600*****
  16. Japan 31,600****
  17. Belgium 31,100*****
  18. Finland 31,000****
  19. Netherlands 30,300*****
  20. Germany 30,100*****
  21. UK 30,100*****
  22. Sweden 29,800****
  23. France 29,600*****
  24. Italy 28,700*****
  25. Singapore 28,600****
  26. Qatar 28.300*
  27. Gibraltar 27,900**
  28. Taiwan 27,500****
  29. Monaco 27,000
  30. Spain 25,600*****
  31. New Zealand 25,300****
  32. Falkland Islands 25,000*
  33. Israel 25,000**
  34. Liechtenstein 25,000**
  35. Andorra 24,000*
  36. Brunei 23,600*
  37. Bahrain 23,100*
  38. Korea South 22,600****
  39. Greece 22,300****
  40. Faroe Islands 22,000*
  41. Macau 22,000
  42. Aruba 21,800*
  43. Cyprus, Greek 21,600**
  44. Slovenia 21,500**
  45. Kuwait 20,300*
  46. Bahamas 20,200*
  47. Czech Rep 20,000****
  48. Greenland 20,000*
  49. Malta 19,700**
  50. Portugal 19,000****

    All the above to pay the full standard subscriptions

    'Developing' - The next group are those with low GDP per Capita, but classified by the World Bank in their 'upper middle' group (to pay the 25% subscription rate).

  51. Equatorial Guinea 50,200 (they found oil... but most of the people are as poor as in the rest of Africa)
  52. Puerto Rico 18,700
  53. Estonia 17,500**
  54. French Polynesia 17,500*
  55. Barbados 17,300*
  56. Trinidad & Tobago 16,800*
  57. Hungary 16,300****
  58. Slovakia 16,300****
  59. Guam 15,000
  60. Martinique 14,400****
  61. Lithuania 14,100**
  62. Argentina 13,700***
  63. Latvia 13,700**
  64. Oman 13,500*
  65. Poland 13,100*****
  66. Saudi Arabia 13,100*
  67. Mauritius 12,800*
  68. Croatia 12,400*
  69. South Africa 12,200*
  70. Malaysia 12,000**
  71. Chile 11,900***
  72. Libya 11,800
  73. Costa Rica 11,400**
  74. Russia 11,000*
  75. Antigua & Barbuda 10,900*
  76. Botswana 10,700*
  77. Mexico 10,000****
  78. Uruguay 9,900***
  79. Cook Islands 9,100*
  80. Anguilla 8,800*
  81. Thailand 8,600****
  82. Turkey 8,400**
  83. Brazil 8,300***
  84. French Guiana 8,300****
  85. St Kitts & Nevis 8,200*
  86. Guadeloupe 7,900****
  87. Panama 7,400*
  88. Cyprus, Turkish 7,135
  89. Gabon 7,000*
  90. Belize 6,800*
  91. China 6,800*****
  92. Venezuela 6,400**
  93. Lebanon 6,000
  94. Nauru 5,000*
  95. Grenada 3,900*
  96. Dominica 3,800*
  97. Montserrat 3,400*
  98. Nicaragua 2,900*

    'Lower Middle' - countries representing an income of $826-$3,255 GNI per Capita, identified through reference to the World Bank Reports 2004. (all these to pay 25%)

  99. Bulgaria 9,600**
  100. Iran 8,400
  101. Kazakhstan 8,300*
  102. Tunisia 8,200*
  103. Romania 8,100**
  104. Colombia 7,900*
  105. Macedonia 7,800
  106. Dominican Rep. 7,500**
  107. Turkmenistan 7,500*
  108. Algeria 7,200*
  109. Belarus 7,100
  110. Namibia 7,000*
  111. Ukraine 7,000*
  112. Suriname 6,600*
  113. Cape Verde 6,200*
  114. Peru 6,000*
  115. Fiji 5,900*
  116. Samoa 5,800*
  117. Azerbaijan 5,400*
  118. Albania 5,300*
  119. Bosnia & Herzegovina 5,200*
  120. Swaziland 5,000*
  121. Armenia 4,800*
  122. El Salvador 4,700*
  123. Guatemala 4,700*
  124. Jordan 4,700*
  125. Philippines 4,700****
  126. Paraguay 4,600
  127. Guyana 4,500*
  128. Jamaica 4,500***
  129. Serbia 4,400
  130. Ecuador 4,300***
  131. Sri Lanka 4,300*
  132. Morocco 4,100*
  133. Egypt 3,900
  134. Maldives 3,900*
  135. Syria 3,900
  136. Angola 3,800*
  137. Montenegro 3,800
  138. Indonesia 3,600****
  139. Cuba 3,500
  140. Georgia 3,400
  141. India 3,400****
  142. Bolivia 2,900*
  143. Honduras 2,900*
  144. Marshall Islands 2,900*
  145. Vanuatu 2,900*

    All those below should qualify for free membership

    countries identified by the World Bank as in their 'lower middle' group - but with very low GDP per Capita:


  146. Micronesia 2,300
  147. Tonga 2,200*
  148. Kiribati 1,900*
  149. Iraq 1,800
  150. Korea North 1,700
  151. Djibouti 1,000*
  152. Gaza 600

    VERY POOR
    - below this point countries are classified as having a low income of $825 GNI per Capita or less, identified through reference to the World Bank Reports 2004.

  153. Vietnam 2,800*
  154. Papua New Guinea 2,600*
  155. Cambodia 2,500*
  156. Ghana 2,500
  157. Lesotho 2,500*
  158. Pakistan 2,400
  159. Cameroon 2,300
  160. Mauritania 2,200*
  161. Bangladesh 2,100
  162. Sudan 2,100
  163. Zimbabwe 2,100
  164. Guinea 2,000*
  165. Kyrgyzstan 2,000*
  166. Laos 2,000*
  167. Gambia 1,900*
  168. Moldova 1,900
  169. Mongolia 1,900*
  170. Uzbekistan 1,900
  171. Senegal 1,800*
  172. Uganda 1,800*
  173. Burma/Myanmar 1,700
  174. Haiti 1,700
  175. Cote D'Ivoire 1,600
  176. Togo 1,600*
  177. Rwanda 1,500*
  178. Bhutan 1,400*
  179. Chad 1,400*
  180. Nepal 1,400*
  181. Nigeria 1,400
  182. Congo, Rep 1,300
  183. Mozambique 1,300*
  184. Burkino Faso 1,200*
  185. Mali 1,200*
  186. Sao Tome and Principe 1,200*
  187. Tajikistan 1,200*
  188. Benin 1,100*
  189. Central African Republic 1,100
  190. Kenya 1,100*
  191. Eritrea 1,000*
  192. Niger 1,000*
  193. Ethiopia 900*
  194. Liberia 900
  195. Madagascar 900*
  196. Yemen 900*
  197. Zambia 900*
  198. Afghanistan 800
  199. East Timor 800
  200. Guinea Bissau 800*
  201. Sierra Leone 800*
  202. Burundi 700*
  203. Congo, Dem Rep 700*
  204. Tanzania 700*
  205. Comoros 600*
  206. Malawi 600*
  207. Solomon Islands 600*
  208. Somalia 600*

Subscriptions by Regions: (those in brackets cannot pay via Paypal and therefore have no realistic way of paying small amounts)

Africa:

Full rate: none

25% - Algeria, Angola, Gabon, Botswana, Mauritius, Morocco, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tunisia,
(Egypt, Libya).

FREE - all the rest


Asia - South & West:

Full rate - Bahrain, Brunei, Israel, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE

25% - Azerbaijan, India, Jordan, Kazakstan, Maldives, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Turkmenistan
(Georgia, Iran, Lebanon, Syria)

FREE - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Gaza, Iraq, Nepal, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Yemen

Asia - East/SE & Oceania

Full rate - Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan

25% - China, Malaysia, Thailand, Phillipines, Indonesia

FREE - Burma, Cambodia, East Timor, Kiribati, Laos, Micronesia, North Korea, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vietnam,


Europe

Full rate - all except:

25% - Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Turkey, Ukraine
(Belarus, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Serbia, Turkish Cyprus)

FREE - Moldova


Latin America & Caribbean

Full rate - Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Virgin Islands, Falklands/Malvinas, Aruba, Bahamas

25% - all others except
(Puerto Rico, Paraguay, Cuba, Haiti which cannot use Paypal. see left)

FREE - Haiti


North America

Full rate - Canada, USA

25% & Free - none