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Poorest Countries in North America 2015

/ December 25, 2014

North America’s Poorest Nations

More than 565 million people live in the 23 sovereign states and 15 dependent territories of North America. In this continent, countries like the US and Canada are developed; and nations around the Caribbean are less developed.

Here is the five poorest countries in North America, ranked according to their GDP (PPP) per capita.

5) El Salvador – $7,549

El Salvador is a poor nation that is being plagued by gang violence. Today violent drug-gang crime is tearing down the nation. Around 40 percent of the population lives in poverty, while a tiny elite live in luxury.