Smartest countries by IQ score

According to the top sources on Google here are the countries with the highest average IQ scores on the planet. You may be surprised to see your country is not high on this list.

See how the countries rank below and certain Asian countries have higher average IQ’s than other ethnic groups. This article from ScienceDirect published findings from a study of 53,000 children and found that Asians have higher IQs than white or black children due to larger cranial size and socioeconomic factors.

According to World Population Review

  1. Japan > 106.49
  2. Taiwan > 106.47
  3. Singapore > 105.89
  4. Hong Kong (China) > 105.37
  5. China > 104.10
  6. South Korea > 102.35
  7. Belarus > 101.60
  8. Finland > 101.20
  9. Liechtenstein > 101.07
  10. Netherlands > 100.74
  11. Germany > 100.74

According to World Data Information

  1. Singapore > 108
  2. Hong Kong > 108
  3. Taiwan > 106
  4. South Korea > 106
  5. Japan > 105
  6. China > 104
  7. Switzerland > 102
  8. Netherlands > 102
  9. North Korea > 102
  10. Macao > 101
  11. Iceland > 101
  12. Finland > 101
  13. Canada > 101
  14. Belgium > 100
  15. Germany > 100
  16. United Kingdom > 100
  17. Austria > 100
  18. New Zealand > 100
  19. Norway > 99
  20. Sweden > 99
  21. Luxembourg > 99
  22. Denmark > 99
  23. Czechia > 99
  24. Estonia > 99
  25. Australia > 99
  26. France > 98
  27. United States > 98
  28. Hungary > 98
  29. Mongolia > 98
  30. Italy > 97
  31. Spain > 97
  32. Poland > 97
  33. Russia > 96
  34. Croatia > 95
  35. Ukraine > 95
  36. Portugal > 95
  37. Ireland > 94
  38. Vietnam > 94
  39. Israel > 94
  40. Malaysia > 93
  41. Georgia > 92
  42. Kazakhstan > 92
  43. Greece > 92
  44. Bulgaria > 91
  45. North Macedonia > 91
  46. Argentina > 90
  47. Romania > 90
  48. Turkey > 89
  49. Thailand > 89
  50. Serbia > 89
  51. Chile > 89
  52. Cambodia > 88
  53. Bermuda > 88
  54. Brunei > 88
  55. Laos > 88
  56. Mauritius > 87
  57. Costa Rica > 86
  58. Philippines > 86
  59. Mexico > 86
  60. Venezuela > 85
  61. Bolivia > 85
  62. Kuwait > 85
  63. Iran > 84
  64. Montenegro > 84
  65. Albania > 84
  66. Indonesia > 84
  67. Egypt > 83
  68. Ecuador > 83
  69. Burma > 83
  70. Brazil > 83
  71. United Arab Emirates > 83
  72. Bahrain > 83
  73. Fiji > 83
  74. Pakistan > 82
  75. Algeria > 82
  76. Peru > 82
  77. Colombia > 82
  78. Morocco > 82
  79. India > 81
  80. Saudi Arabia > 81
  81. Afghanistan > 80
  82. Sri Lanka > 79
  83. El Salvador > 79
  84. Qatar > 78
  85. Bangladesh > 77
  86. Nepal > 77
  87. Zambia > 72
  88. Zimbabwe > 72
  89. Kenya > 71
  90. Ivory Coast > 71
  91. South Africa > 70
  92. Sudan > 70
  93. Nigeria > 70
  94. Ghana > 69
  95. Chad > 65
  96. Cameroon > 65
  97. Angola > 64
  98. Central Africa > 64
  99. Congo (Dem. Republic) > 63
  100. Eritrea > 63
  101. Guinea-Bissau > 62
  102. Ethiopia > 61
  103. Senegal > 60
  104. Gambia > 60
  105. Timor-Leste > 60
  106. Gabon > 60
  107. Sao Tome and Principe > 58
  108. Equatorial Guinea > 56

If they're so smart, why don't Asians win more nobel prizes?

Sources: Google.com, worldpopulationreview.com, worlddata.info, sciencedirect.com, et al.