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Heavily indebted countries Compared by Economy > GDP > Official exchange rate > Per capita

DEFINITION: This entry gives the gross domestic product (GDP) or value of all final goods and services produced within a nation in a given year. A nation's GDP at offical exchange rates (OER) is the home-currency-denominated annual GDP figure divided by the bilateral average US exchange rate with that country in that year. The measure is simple to compute and gives a precise measure of the value of output. Many economists prefer this measure when gauging the economic power an economy maintains vis-a-vis its neighbors, judging that an exchange rate captures the purchasing power a nation enjoys in the international marketplace. Official exchange rates, however, can be artifically fixed and/or subject to manipulation - resulting in claims of the country having an under- or over-valued currency - and are not necessarily the equivalent of a market-determined exchange rate. Moreover, even if the official exchange rate is market-determined, market exchange rates are frequently established by a relatively small set of goods and services (the ones the country trades) and may not capture the value of the larger set of goods the country produces. Furthermore, OER-converted GDP is not well suited to comparing domestic GDP over time, since appreciation/depreciation from one year to the next will make the OER GDP value rise/fall regardless of whether home-currency-denominated GDP changed. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Iceland $66,240.30 per capita 2007
2 Ireland $62,933.70 per capita 2007
3 Netherlands $46,389.35 per capita 2007
4 Singapore $46,073.24 per capita 2010
5 United States $45,958.70 per capita 2007
6 United Kingdom $45,626.38 per capita 2007
7 Austria $45,598.77 per capita 2007
8 Belgium $43,648.01 per capita 2007
9 Canada $42,886.91 per capita 2007
10 Germany $40,315.05 per capita 2007
11 Spain $35,576.38 per capita 2007
12 France $35,240.62 per capita 2006
13 Japan $34,402.26 per capita 2007
14 Italy $33,599.20 per capita 2010
15 Greece $29,384.60 per capita 2007
16 Cyprus $27,014.79 per capita 2007
17 Israel $25,191.86 per capita 2007
18 Puerto Rico $25,100.72 per capita 2010
19 Portugal $20,981.25 per capita 2007
20 Malta $18,460.74 per capita 2007
21 Barbados $14,516.48 per capita 2010
22 Hungary $13,901.01 per capita 2007
23 Antigua and Barbuda $12,348.32 per capita 2010
24 Saint Kitts and Nevis $10,807.69 per capita 2010
25 Seychelles $10,621.21 per capita 2010
26 Lebanon $9,259.70 per capita 2010
27 Grenada $6,201.92 per capita 2010
28 Saint Lucia $6,005.07 per capita 2010
29 Dominica $5,514.71 per capita 2010
30 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines $5,348.62 per capita 2010
31 Jamaica $5,077.93 per capita 2010
32 Jordan $4,385.00 per capita 2010
33 Belize $4,327.67 per capita 2007
34 Cape Verde $3,199.92 per capita 2010
35 Sri Lanka $2,333.93 per capita 2010
36 Morocco $2,175.24 per capita 2007
37 Egypt $1,592.08 per capita 2007
38 Sudan $1,513.82 per capita 2010
39 Sao Tome and Principe $1,133.33 per capita 2010
40 Zimbabwe $443.40 per capita 2010
41 Eritrea $429.01 per capita 2010
42 Malawi $337.90 per capita 2010

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > GDP > Official exchange rate > Per capita. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/Heavily-indebted-countries/Economy/GDP/Official-exchange-rate/Per-capita

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