×

Economy > GDP > Official exchange rate per capita: Countries Compared

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. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Liechtenstein $142,768.82 2008
2 Luxembourg $103,421.82 2010
3 Norway $84,573.26 2010
4 Qatar $72,297.57 2010
5 Switzerland $66,761.16 2010
6 Denmark $56,221.67 2010
7 Australia $55,290.43 2010
8 San Marino $50,003.26 2009
9 Sweden $47,408.19 2010
10 United States $47,264.02 2010
11 Ireland $46,554.19 2010
12 Netherlands $46,360.62 2010
13 Singapore $46,073.24 2010
14 Canada $45,829.42 2010
15 Finland $44,375.23 2010
16 Austria $43,660.31 2010
17 Cayman Islands $42,523.44 2008
18 Macau $42,368.25 2009
19 Belgium $42,338.25 2010
20 Japan $42,298.79 2010
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) $40,723.37 2010
21 Germany $40,427.05 2010
22 Iceland $40,403.60 2010
23 France $39,288.81 2010
24 Kuwait $39,210.05 2010
High income OECD countries average (profile) $39,142.99 2010
25 United Kingdom $36,276.82 2010
26 Greenland $36,038.91 2008
Landlocked countries average (profile) $34,952.62 2007
Eurozone average (profile) $34,470.94 2010
27 Italy $33,678.67 2010
28 Hong Kong $32,245.66 2010
29 New Zealand $31,594.85 2010
30 European Union $31,477.71 2010
Non-religious countries average (profile) $30,174.98 2010
European Union average (profile) $30,080.44 2010
31 Brunei $29,857.53 2010
32 Spain $29,845.26 2010
NATO countries average (profile) $29,835.12 2010
33 United Arab Emirates $28,395.30 2010
34 Greece $26,707.93 2010
Europe average (profile) $26,433.61 2010
35 Israel $26,404.85 2010
Cold countries average (profile) $25,137.72 2010
36 Puerto Rico $25,131.62 2010
37 French Polynesia $24,224.52 2004
38 Slovenia $22,669.33 2010
39 Aruba $22,573.00 2005
40 Portugal $21,029.68 2010
41 The Bahamas $20,909.96 2010
42 Equatorial Guinea $20,900.16 2010
43 Cyprus $20,612.77 2010
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) $20,018.88 2010
44 South Korea $19,961.55 2010
45 Oman $19,188.17 2010
46 Malta $18,752.63 2010
47 Czech Republic $18,555.50 2010
OPEC countries average (profile) $17,798.72 2010
48 Guam $17,728.25 2001
49 Bahrain $17,362.98 2010
50 Slovakia $16,279.63 2010
51 Trinidad and Tobago $15,962.71 2010
52 Saudi Arabia $15,936.38 2010
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) $15,036.93 2010
53 New Caledonia $14,618.91 2003
Catholic countries average (profile) $14,473.71 2010
54 Barbados $14,133.58 2010
55 Estonia $14,028.17 2010
56 Croatia $13,563.31 2010
57 Hungary $13,229.97 2010
58 Libya $12,897.70 2010
59 Antigua and Barbuda $12,598.44 2010
60 Poland $12,308.92 2010
61 Uruguay $12,073.02 2010
Former British colonies average (profile) $11,994.11 2010
62 Chile $11,614.65 2010
Christian countries average (profile) $11,198.06 2005
63 Lithuania $10,870.69 2010
64 Saint Kitts and Nevis $10,735.02 2010
65 Latvia $10,446.59 2010
66 Russia $10,372.99 2010
67 Brazil $10,368.31 2010
68 Seychelles $10,237.27 2010
69 Turkey $10,107.08 2010
70 Venezuela $9,819.83 2010
71 Northern Mariana Islands $9,255.63 2000
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) $9,203.21 2007
72 Lebanon $9,018.47 2010
Eastern Europe average (profile) $8,801.63 2010
73 Argentina $8,693.67 2010
74 Mexico $8,516.67 2010
75 Palau $8,107.57 2008
76 Gabon $8,070.83 2010
77 Kazakhstan $8,025.34 2010
78 Malaysia $7,745.13 2010
Emerging markets average (profile) $7,559.06 2010
79 Costa Rica $7,499.44 2010
80 Panama $7,395.07 2010
81 Romania $7,388.75 2010
82 Mauritius $7,359.53 2010
Muslim countries average (profile) $7,359.38 2010
83 South Africa $7,089.23 2010
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) $7,013.98 2010
Hot countries average (profile) $6,628.63 2010
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) $6,390.82 2010
84 Botswana $6,347.30 2010
85 Suriname $6,280.48 2010
86 Grenada $6,161.81 2010
87 Colombia $6,095.41 2010
88 Bulgaria $5,951.46 2010
89 Azerbaijan $5,761.88 2010
90 American Samoa $5,646.43 2005
91 Saint Lucia $5,637.07 2010
92 Belarus $5,573.23 2010
Former Soviet republics average (profile) $5,565.03 2010
93 Turkmenistan $5,545.42 2010
94 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines $5,333.16 2010
95 Dominica $5,269.30 2010
96 Namibia $5,254.78 2010
97 Peru $5,245.56 2010
98 Cuba $5,095.83 2010
99 Jamaica $5,086.63 2010
100 Dominican Republic $5,078.47 2010
101 Thailand $4,707.67 2010
102 Belize $4,637.15 2010
103 Iran $4,537.87 2010
104 Jordan $4,487.26 2010
105 Maldives $4,399.84 2010
106 Angola $4,389.45 2010
Religious countries average (profile) $4,315.62 2010
107 China $4,294.67 2010
108 Algeria $4,290.01 2010
109 Bosnia and Herzegovina $4,243.45 2010
110 Tunisia $4,157.70 2010
111 Ecuador $3,766.40 2010
112 Albania $3,745.86 2010
113 Fiji $3,665.06 2010
114 El Salvador $3,505.84 2010
115 Cape Verde $3,226.00 2010
116 Marshall Islands $3,095.03 2008
117 Vanuatu $3,051.22 2010
118 Armenia $2,979.59 2010
119 Ukraine $2,977.94 2010
120 Samoa $2,956.53 2010
121 Morocco $2,898.01 2010
122 Tonga $2,891.51 2010
123 Indonesia $2,888.11 2010
124 Guatemala $2,842.78 2010
125 Guyana $2,794.72 2010
126 Egypt $2,776.79 2010
127 Syria $2,769.28 2010
128 Iraq $2,717.49 2010
129 Paraguay $2,658.01 2010
130 Swaziland $2,652.65 2010
131 Georgia $2,522.01 2010
132 Sri Lanka $2,335.74 2010
133 Federated States of Micronesia $2,278.51 2008
South and Central Asia average (profile) $2,240.69 2010
134 Mongolia $2,140.64 2010
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) $2,130.84 2010
135 Philippines $2,019.38 2010
136 Honduras $2,012.81 2010
137 Bhutan $1,948.56 2010
138 Bolivia $1,888.43 2010
139 Sudan $1,849.27 2010
Former French colonies average (profile) $1,817.98 2010
140 Tuvalu $1,567.68 2002
141 Kiribati $1,555.10 2010
142 Moldova $1,503.90 2010
143 Djibouti $1,365.65 2010
144 Uzbekistan $1,320.62 2010
145 Yemen $1,318.81 2010
146 Nigeria $1,294.24 2010
147 Papua New Guinea $1,284.31 2010
148 Solomon Islands $1,280.28 2010
149 Zambia $1,187.11 2010
150 India $1,186.11 2010
151 Cote d'Ivoire $1,179.35 2010
152 Vietnam $1,173.32 2010
153 North Korea $1,148.87 2009
154 Nicaragua $1,094.95 2010
South Asia average (profile) $1,078.43 2010
155 Cameroon $1,060.88 2010
156 Sao Tome and Principe $1,049.22 2010
157 Pakistan $1,009.53 2010
158 Laos $991.45 2010
159 Senegal $977.56 2010
160 Mauritania $965.81 2010
failed states average (profile) $902.56 2010
161 Lesotho $895.51 2010
162 Kyrgyzstan $815.73 2010
163 Comoros $815.42 2010
164 Kenya $792.49 2010
165 Cambodia $790.81 2010
166 Ghana $744.35 2010
167 Tajikistan $731.32 2010
168 Burma $686.48 2010
169 Benin $682.87 2010
170 Bangladesh $662.36 2010
171 Haiti $656.30 2010
172 Mali $649.01 2010
173 Chad $647.74 2010
174 The Gambia $618.81 2010
175 Afghanistan $585.61 2010
176 Nepal $562.84 2010
177 Burkina Faso $558.03 2010
178 East Timor $539.17 2010
179 Rwanda $525.34 2010
180 Guinea-Bissau $519.97 2010
181 Uganda $503.72 2010
182 Tanzania $498.74 2010
183 Togo $487.47 2010
184 Central African Republic $485.76 2010
185 Zimbabwe $426.25 2010
186 Mozambique $426.00 2010
187 Guinea $399.41 2010
188 Madagascar $395.17 2010
189 Eritrea $392.60 2010
190 Ethiopia $355.24 2010
191 Niger $352.53 2010
192 Malawi $335.36 2010
193 Sierra Leone $330.50 2010
194 Liberia $246.84 2010
195 Somalia $246.16 2010
196 Democratic Republic of the Congo $202.60 2010
197 Burundi $159.11 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. 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/stats/Economy/GDP/Official-exchange-rate-per-capita

Economy > GDP > Official exchange rate per capita: Countries Compared Map

NationMaster

Interesting observations about Economy > GDP > Official exchange rate per capita

Follow us on Facebook to get interesting stats: