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Latin America and Caribbean Compared by Economy > GDP > Purchasing power parity 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 purchasing power parity (PPP) exchange rates is the sum value of all goods and services produced in the country valued at prices prevailing in the United States. This is the measure most economists prefer when looking at per-capita welfare and when comparing living conditions or use of resources across countries. The measure is difficult to compute, as a US dollar value has to be assigned to all goods and services in the country regardless of whether these goods and services have a direct equivalent in the United States (for example, the value of an ox-cart or non-US military equipment); as a result, PPP estimates for some countries are based on a small and sometimes different set of goods and services. In addition, many countries do not formally participate in the World Bank's PPP project that calculates these measures, so the resulting GDP estimates for these countries may lack precision. For many developing countries, PPP-based GDP measures are multiples of the official exchange rate (OER) measure. The difference between the OER- and PPP-denominated GDP values for most of the weathly industrialized countries are generally much smaller. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Bermuda $70,599.31 2004
2 Cayman Islands $42,523.44 2008
3 The Bahamas $24,627.04 2010
4 Aruba $22,573.00 2005
5 Barbados $22,097.32 2010
6 Trinidad and Tobago $20,405.17 2010
7 Antigua and Barbuda $16,427.27 2010
8 Chile $15,159.68 2010
9 Argentina $14,761.89 2010
10 Uruguay $14,362.47 2010
11 Saint Kitts and Nevis $13,743.51 2010
12 Mexico $13,233.08 2010
13 Panama $12,185.55 2010
14 Venezuela $11,851.28 2010
15 Brazil $11,239.17 2010
16 Costa Rica $11,039.29 2010
17 Grenada $10,766.45 2010
18 Dominica $10,754.98 2010
19 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines $10,126.61 2010
20 Cuba $10,113.66 2010
21 Saint Lucia $10,084.73 2010
22 Peru $9,387.34 2010
23 Colombia $9,299.21 2010
24 Suriname $9,132.12 2010
25 Jamaica $8,859.03 2010
26 Belize $8,593.79 2010
27 Dominican Republic $8,479.76 2010
28 Ecuador $7,686.12 2010
29 El Salvador $7,072.79 2010
30 Guyana $6,448.08 2010
31 Paraguay $5,150.38 2010
32 Guatemala $4,902.53 2010
33 Bolivia $4,724.02 2010
34 Honduras $4,431.06 2010
35 Nicaragua $2,978.25 2010
36 Haiti $1,129.70 2010

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > GDP > Purchasing power parity per capita. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/Latin-America-and-Caribbean/Economy/GDP/Purchasing-power-parity-per-capita

Latin America and Caribbean Compared by Economy > GDP > Purchasing power parity per capita

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