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Poorest Countries in Asia 2015 – By GDP per capita

/ January 2, 2015

11) Vietnam – GDP per capita: $4,001

Vietnam is a developing country. Hunger and poverty has existed in this nation for a significant amount of time. However, the country’s high economic growth during the first decade of this century has resulted in substantial reduction in poverty.

Urban-slum-Hanoi-Vietnam

Urban slum in Hanoi, Vietnam

10) Pakistan – GDP per capita: $3,144

According to the Human Development Index (HDI) 60.3 percent of Pakistan’s population live under $2 a day. Wealth distribution in Pakistan is highly uneven. The top 10 percent of the population earn 27.6 percent and the bottom 10 percent earn only 4.1 percent of the income.

Roof top view of Machar Colony houses

Roof top view of Machar Colony houses

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