Qatar has the highest GDP per capita in the world. In 2016, it was $129,700 - more than $20,000 higher than the second richest country, Luxembourg. At the other end of the scale, Somalia's GDP was estimated to be about $400 per head.
Richest nation on Earth
Qatar will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, becoming the first Arab country to do so
Qatar is a high-income economy as it is sitting on the world's third-largest natural-gas reserves. So, naturally it has a lot of money – and natural gas – to burn.
Qataris are by far the largest per capita emitters of carbon dioxide in the world, with each person accounting for an estimated 40 tonnes in 2013. That compares with 16 tonnes each in the US, and 7 in the UK.