Zim rated the second poorest country in the world

The survey places Zimbabwe second poorest after the DRC in its survey of 184 countries.

FILE: The survey, based on IMF data, says Zimbabweans’ average annual income between 2009 and 2013 was around US$589. Picture: WikiCommons.

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.

Zimbabwe is rated as the second poorest country in the world. How far tru & wat criteria was used? @ChiefKMasimba @zenzele @kudzaimberi

@charmskill Zimbabwe being the second poorest country in the world. Unbelievably some idiots still say Mugabe is doing a good job. @lykmoor

How is Zimbabwe the second poorest country in the world when y'all stay ballin

Zimbabwe now the second poorest country on earth? Thanx to the most educated president on the planet, RG Mugabe, pic.twitter.com/isHAwlYLvy

Zimbabwe is somehow the second poorest country in the world but it has a 90 percent literacy rate...Americas is 84 percent. WHATUP DOE

APPARENTLY ZIMBABWE IS THE SECOND POOREST COUNTRY WITH A GDP PER CAPITA OF LESS THAT $380 ...IS ANGELINA JOLIE STILL ADOPTING?

" @Smdeez :

Zimbabwe is the second poorest country in

the world. I don't buy into hogwash!!

#Propaganda" Which Zimbabwe?