Bonus List

COUNTRIES WHICH ARE "NOT FREE" WITH THE HIGHEST PER CAPITA INCOMES

These are nations which Freedom House (a non-profit, non-partisan organization which promotes democracy and freedom around the world) considers to be "not free" (versus "free" or "partly free") based on political rights and civil liberties. Most of the 49 countries in the world which are "not free" have low incomes (only 5 have per capita incomes above the global average of $8,200). Of the countries listed below, all except Belarus have high amounts of oil production.

COUNTRY

1. United Arab Emirates
2. Qatar
3. Brunei
4. Oman
5. Saudi Arabia
6. Iran
7. Tunisia
8. Libya
9. Kazakhstan
10. Belarus
PER CAPITA INCOME
(BASED ON GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT)
$23,200
$21,500
$18,600
$13,100
$11,800
$7,000
$6,900
$6,400
$6,300
$6,100

Source of Data: Freedom House and CIA World Factbook, both from 2003.


Related Article: Oil-producing Countries Rank High on Corruption Index

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