Tajikistan has the lowest per capita income among the countries of the former Soviet Union.
The International Monetary Fund estimates that the average annual per capita income in Tajikistan is $833. In Kyrgyzstan, the figure is $1,147, in Uzbekistan – $1,762, and in Kazakhstan – $8,781.
In the post-Soviet space, Estonia has the highest per capita income – $23,000.
Tajiks earn most of their income abroad. The country has very few land reserves, most of its territory is mountainous, and the country is not rich in minerals.