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List Of 10 Poorest Caribbean Countries 2019

by Victor Matara

This is a list of poorest countries in the Caribbean according to the latest research released by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).  The ranking is usually based on the GDP per capita of various countries worldwide, which is a measure of the total output of a country in a year divided by the number of people in that country. Folks at victormatara.com sat down, combed through the full list to come up with a narrow one with only Caribbean countries.

The Caribbean is a region in North America which is made up of 25 independent countries and other territories. Haiti which has been a troubled nation since the deadly earthquake in 2010 is the poorest country with a GDP per capita of US$ 874.

List Of 10  Poorest Caribbean Countries 2019

 

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Rank

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Country

 

 

GDP Per Capita ( US$)

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1

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Haiti

 

874

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2

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Jamaica

 

5,393

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3

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Dominica

 

6,860

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4

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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

 

7, 505

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5

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Saint Lucia

 

10, 042

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6

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Grenada

 

11,031

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7

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Trinidad and Tobago

 

 

16,930

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8

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Antigua and Barbuda

 

 

17, 476

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9

 

Saint Kitts and Nevis

 

17,961

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10

 

Barbados

 

18, 365

 

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As much as the listed countries are poor, they are actually doing better than most of the poorest countries in other continents. For instance, the 10th poorest country in Africa (Guinea) has a GDP per capita of 508.15 USD compared to 18, 365 USD of Barbados which is the 10th poorest in the Caribbean.

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