Would you rather be rich in a poor country or poor in a rich one?

Measuring how rich a country is is not that easy (it's not just about the ICC).

Measuring how rich you are depends to a large extent on how rich and poor countries are defined, writes the magazine "

Global Finance


The newspaper in its research, "The richest and poorest countries in the world" has ranked Kosovo in the 105th place.

According to this list, the richest countries in the world are Luxembourg, Singapore, Ireland and Qatar.

The poorest are Syria, Afghanistan, Lebanon and Ukraine.

Looking at the region, Croatia ranks 53rd, Montenegro 69th, Serbia 72nd, North Macedonia 78th, Bosnia and Herzegovina 88th and Albania in 92nd place.

"If we simply consider a country's gross domestic product - the sum of all the goods and services produced by the country in a year - then we would have to conclude that the richest nations are precisely those with the highest GDP - The United States, China, Japan and Germany", writes the aforementioned magazine.

Another problem with the GJDP is, as "Global Finance" writes, that it does not measure the distribution of wealth.

"That's why a more accurate representation of people's living conditions starts with dividing the national GDP by the number of people living there: GDP per capita and its growth rate tell us much more about the social wealth that is potentially available to each person and whether this wealth is increasing or decreasing over time," the text says.