The Caribbean is a region of North America that consists of the Caribbean Sea, its islands (some surrounded by the Caribbean Sea and some bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean) and the surrounding coasts. The region is southeast of the Gulf of Mexico and the North American mainland, east of Central America, and north of South America. The Caribbean region is made up of 25 independent countries and other territories.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) ranks the world’s countries according to purchasing power parity (PPP) per capita which takes into account the relative cost of living and the inflation rates of the countries to compare living standards among the different nations.
Below is a list of the top 10 poorest Caribbean countries.
GDP per capita (PPP)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
Antigua and Barbuda
Saint Kitts and Nevis