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Top 15 Poorest Countries in Europe

/ December 11, 2014

Europe is world’s second smallest continent by surface area. The Eurozone entered its first official recession in the third quarter of 2008. This had a huge negative impact on many countries of Europe.

This list reflects the GDP per capita, 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.

Here is a brief overview of the 15 poorest nations in Europe with their per capita information.

15. Romania ($18,635)

Almost 44 percent of the population of Romania lives in rural areas. Poverty has a firm grip on Romania’s rural areas.


14. Russia (18,408)

Russia suffers from high wealth inequality. While few enjoy almost royal lifestyle, millions suffer the ill effects of poverty.