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Poorest Countries in South America of 2015

/ February 9, 2015

The economic gap between the rich and the poor in most South American countries is larger than in most of the other continents. These are the five poorest nations in South America, according to their GDP per capita.

GDP per capita is the gross domestic product, or total market value of goods and services produced by the national economy during the last year, in regards to each person in the country.

The Five Poorest Countries in South America as of 2015, ranked by GDP per capita:

5) Peru – $11,735

Even though many people claim that Peru is booming, the rural Andes and the Amazon languish in nearly feudal conditions. According to a World Bank report, a citizen of Lima earns 21 times more than a resident of the outback.


4) Ecuador – $10,055

Poverty is a major issue in this Andean nation. Wealth distribution is highly skewed in Ecuador. Around 35 percent of the population is affected by poverty. Around one and a half million people suffer from extreme poverty.



  • Gangadai Simonsen says:

    This is bullshit about Guyana, People are living a carefree life, no stravation has ever been a problem in Guyana. School is free, almost. They took a flooded, rundown house, this is not the average, in fact its one of the worse type of house, one can find. Here, one can see its laziness, its less than one million People in this country. So, its not a problem of over population, but laziness. Its not the fact of the truth. The usa is living on Chinese loan, Guyana is living on what they have, not about its means, beside this house is a joke. The owner should be in jail for laziness. The countries that is heavily leaden With debt, are the ones they should be discussing, and the Write should get the facts right, not giving a onesided Picture of a shitty house, these types of run-Down houses can be found in the states and Canada, where lazy and drunkards live– its the same everywhere. Normal, working People dont ever live like that. Get Your facts straight. Dont promote lies.

  • Karen Small says:

    Just so that you know, Guyana have beautiful houses too but I guess you had your objective when you look for the worst house to put in the media ..

  • Jewel says:

    Clearly Gangadai has lost sight of reality or in serious denial! Please pick up a book and read before you speak ignorantly. Guyana is always borrowing for “development” & extreme poverty is a reality for many Guyanese!

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