Zim rated the second poorest country in the world
The survey places Zimbabwe second poorest after the DRC in its survey of 184 countries.
HARARE - A global business magazine has ranked Zimbabwe the second poorest country in the world.
But the news has been greeted with surprise by some Zimbabweans.
The New York-based Global Finance Magazine places Zimbabwe second poorest after the Democratic Republic of Congo in its survey of 184 countries.
The survey, based on IMF data, says Zimbabweans' average annual income between 2009 and 2013 was around US$589.
In comparison, the figure for South Africa was more than US$11,000 per year.
Zimbabweans on social media today are sceptical about the ranking though few dispute the severity of the economic crisis.
- Mujuru Tinashe (@Riccy247) July 14, 2015
- gumede783 (@gumede783) April 26, 2015
How is Zimbabwe the second poorest country in the world when y'all stay ballin
- Serendipity (@Shimmerella) March 22, 2015
Zimbabwe now the second poorest country on earth? Thanx to the most educated president on the planet, RG Mugabe, pic.twitter.com/isHAwlYLvy
- morris jambaya (@morrisAmaru) July 14, 2015
Zimbabwe is somehow the second poorest country in the world but it has a 90 percent literacy rate...Americas is 84 percent. WHATUP DOE
- Parappa Tha Trappa (@GuyNamedTawanda) May 22, 2014
APPARENTLY ZIMBABWE IS THE SECOND POOREST COUNTRY WITH A GDP PER CAPITA OF LESS THAT $380 ...IS ANGELINA JOLIE STILL ADOPTING?
- Persssssy (@Patsika) January 13, 2014
" @Smdeez :
Zimbabwe is the second poorest country in
the world. I don't buy into hogwash!!
#Propaganda" Which Zimbabwe?
- IG : TashaboyWacho (@TasHaBoyWacho) February 25, 2015