A country is considered to be a rich country if the people living in that country are earning more than enough money to support themselves because this indicates that the Gross Domestic Product or GDP of this country is very high. US dollar is always used in calculating the GDP of a country and it is generally measured by calculating the output value, the expenditure value and the income value of that country. So, based on these calculations, the top 5 richest countries of the world for the year 2013 are as follows:
This tiny Middle Eastern country is currently listed as number one in the list of richest countries of the world with the highest GDP of $102,768.60. Situated in Asia, Qatar is an oil rich country with Arabic as its official language and Qatari Riyal as its official currency. The capital of Qatar is Doha and besides being rich, it is also a very beautiful place to stay.
Located in Western Europe and bordered on all sides by France, Belgium and Germany, Luxembourg is a tiny landlocked country covering an area of only 2,586 square kilometers but having the world’s second highest GDP of $80,679.06. Listed as the richest country of Europe and second richest of the world, Luxembourg is one of the smallest countries of the world. With Luxembourg as its capital city, the official language of this country is German and French and like many other European countries, it also uses Euro as its official currency.
Singapore is a small island city-state, which comprises a total of 63 islands and is located in South-east Asia. Officially recognized as a secular country, Singapore is currently the third riches country of the world with a GDP of $60,883.33. Its capital city is Singapore and its official currency is Singapore Dollar.
Located in Northern Europe, Norway has a GDP of $55,264.45 and therefore, it is the fourth richest country of the world. Its official currency is Norwegian Krone and its capital city is Oslo. With an area of 385,186 square kilometers, Norway is also a breathtakingly beautiful country with scenic natural beauty covering almost the entire country.
Located in China’s south coast with South China Sea and Pearl River Delta enclosing it, Hong Kong is the fifth richest country of the world with a GDP of $50,708.95. Popular for its deep natural harbor and grand skyline, Hong Kong is also a very densely populated area with over seven million people living in an area of only 1,104 square kilometers.