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Economy > GDP > 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 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. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Liechtenstein $145,747.58 per capita 2008
2 Luxembourg $81,278.63 per capita 2010
3 Qatar $72,027.98 per capita 2010
4 Bermuda $71,067.59 per capita 2004
5 Singapore $57,596.47 per capita 2010
6 Jersey $56,159.98 per capita 2005
7 Norway $53,285.21 per capita 2007
8 Kuwait $52,721.96 per capita 2010
9 Andorra $51,072.89 per capita 2008
10 Brunei $49,824.56 per capita 2010
11 Cayman Islands $47,010.15 per capita 2008
12 Ireland $46,628.37 per capita 2007
13 United States $45,759.46 per capita 2007
14 Hong Kong $45,550.61 per capita 2010
15 Gibraltar $45,532.46 per capita 2008
16 Guernsey $42,037.16 per capita 2005
17 Switzerland $41,505.12 per capita 2010
18 Iceland $40,373.46 per capita 2007
19 Austria $39,269.33 per capita 2007
20 Netherlands $38,954.50 per capita 2007
21 British Virgin Islands $38,463.96 per capita 2004
22 Canada $38,065.13 per capita 2007
23 Australia $37,828.78 per capita 2007
24 Sweden $37,481.64 per capita 2007
25 Denmark $37,179.14 per capita 2007
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) $36,235.88 per capita 2007
26 Belgium $36,229.00 per capita 2007
27 Finland $35,964.77 per capita 2007
28 Greenland $35,265.10 per capita 2008
29 Equatorial Guinea $35,228.57 per capita 2010
30 United Kingdom $35,046.59 per capita 2007
High income OECD countries average (profile) $34,401.92 per capita 2007
31 Germany $34,065.12 per capita 2007
32 Spain $33,647.98 per capita 2007
33 Japan $33,523.37 per capita 2007
Eurozone average (profile) $33,283.18 per capita 2007
34 Faroe Islands $32,505.96 per capita 2008
35 France $31,161.17 per capita 2006
36 Greece $30,598.83 per capita 2007
37 Taiwan $30,561.44 per capita 2007
38 San Marino $30,357.14 per capita 2004
39 Monaco $29,947.85 per capita 2006
40 European Union $29,423.40 per capita 2007
41 Italy $29,393.12 per capita 2010
European Union average (profile) $29,284.74 per capita 2007
42 Israel $28,910.73 per capita 2007
43 Oman $28,406.58 per capita 2010
NATO countries average (profile) $28,089.70 per capita 2007
44 The Bahamas $27,982.53 per capita 2007
45 Slovenia $27,965.73 per capita 2007
46 New Zealand $27,309.58 per capita 2007
47 Cyprus $27,141.62 per capita 2007
48 Macau $26,992.48 per capita 2006
Non-religious countries average (profile) $26,633.79 per capita 2007
Europe average (profile) $25,032.14 per capita 2007
49 South Korea $24,589.77 per capita 2007
50 Czech Republic $24,538.69 per capita 2007
51 United Arab Emirates $24,176.95 per capita 2010
52 Bahrain $23,629.16 per capita 2010
53 Malta $23,390.07 per capita 2007
54 Saudi Arabia $22,939.18 per capita 2010
Cold countries average (profile) $22,754.55 per capita 2007
55 Barbados $22,695.97 per capita 2010
OPEC countries average (profile) $22,602.99 per capita 2007
56 Aruba $22,512.46 per capita 2005
57 Slovakia $22,317.19 per capita 2010
58 Seychelles $22,051.43 per capita 2010
59 Portugal $21,826.89 per capita 2007
60 Estonia $21,802.37 per capita 2007
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) $20,985.67 per capita 2007
61 Trinidad and Tobago $20,565.92 per capita 2010
62 Hungary $19,254.51 per capita 2007
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) $19,220.39 per capita 2007
63 Poland $18,990.83 per capita 2010
64 French Polynesia $18,670.95 per capita 2004
65 Latvia $17,722.73 per capita 2007
66 Puerto Rico $17,403.03 per capita 2010
67 Lithuania $16,775.56 per capita 2007
68 Antigua and Barbuda $16,101.12 per capita 2010
69 Croatia $15,487.46 per capita 2007
70 Netherlands Antilles $15,480.73 per capita 2004
71 Malaysia $15,116.55 per capita 2010
72 Gabon $14,976.74 per capita 2010
73 Argentina $14,866.05 per capita 2010
74 Russia $14,832.60 per capita 2007
Former British colonies average (profile) $14,796.67 per capita 2007
75 Botswana $14,754.75 per capita 2010
76 Guam $14,737.52 per capita 2005
77 Virgin Islands $14,497.82 per capita 2004
78 Uruguay $14,428.36 per capita 2010
79 Martinique $14,360.30 per capita 2003
80 Chile $14,295.59 per capita 2007
81 Libya $14,009.44 per capita 2010
82 New Caledonia $13,990.54 per capita 2003
83 Lebanon $13,871.81 per capita 2010
84 Saint Kitts and Nevis $13,836.54 per capita 2010
85 Mauritius $13,654.19 per capita 2010
86 Panama $13,159.85 per capita 2010
87 Turkey $12,998.66 per capita 2010
88 Venezuela $12,846.07 per capita 2007
89 Mexico $12,447.00 per capita 2007
Eastern Europe average (profile) $12,434.77 per capita 2007
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) $12,071.83 per capita 2007
90 Bulgaria $11,841.00 per capita 2007
91 Iran $11,665.58 per capita 2007
92 Brazil $11,503.01 per capita 2010
93 Costa Rica $11,296.06 per capita 2010
94 Dominica $11,255.88 per capita 2010
95 Romania $11,092.63 per capita 2007
Emerging markets average (profile) $11,060.86 per capita 2007
96 Serbia and Montenegro $11,015.95 per capita 2010
97 Kazakhstan $11,004.30 per capita 2007
98 Grenada $10,836.54 per capita 2010
99 Saint Lucia $10,743.07 per capita 2010
100 Belarus $10,642.98 per capita 2007
101 South Africa $10,551.84 per capita 2010
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) $10,405.41 per capita 2007
102 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines $10,155.96 per capita 2010
103 Cuba $10,150.20 per capita 2010
Muslim countries average (profile) $10,133.61 per capita 2007
104 Azerbaijan $10,019.56 per capita 2010
105 American Samoa $9,976.93 per capita 2007
106 Tunisia $9,507.92 per capita 2010
107 Peru $9,323.90 per capita 2010
Hot countries average (profile) $9,204.37 per capita 2007
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) $9,160.10 per capita 2007
108 Suriname $9,131.43 per capita 2010
109 Dominican Republic $9,056.58 per capita 2010
110 Jamaica $8,843.88 per capita 2010
Former Soviet republics average (profile) $8,767.65 per capita 2007
111 Thailand $8,655.90 per capita 2010
112 Cook Islands $8,565.55 per capita 2005
113 Anguilla $8,371.77 per capita 2004
114 Belize $8,302.05 per capita 2007
115 French Guiana $8,297.80 per capita 2003
116 Ecuador $8,059.06 per capita 2010
117 Guadeloupe $7,980.66 per capita 2003
118 Bosnia and Herzegovina $7,920.64 per capita 2010
119 Palau $7,775.09 per capita 2008
120 Colombia $7,384.02 per capita 2007
121 Tonga $7,375.00 per capita 2010
122 China $7,368.68 per capita 2010
123 Albania $7,302.03 per capita 2010
124 Turkmenistan $7,266.96 per capita 2010
125 El Salvador $7,101.57 per capita 2010
126 Ukraine $7,015.14 per capita 2007
127 Saint Pierre and Miquelon $6,923.74 per capita 2003
128 Algeria $6,669.02 per capita 2007
129 Guyana $6,458.20 per capita 2010
130 Namibia $6,412.61 per capita 2010
Religious countries average (profile) $6,260.93 per capita 2007
131 Kiribati $6,195.00 per capita 2010
132 Angola $5,979.46 per capita 2010
133 Armenia $5,777.94 per capita 2007
134 Maldives $5,597.58 per capita 2010
135 Jordan $5,461.45 per capita 2010
136 Samoa $5,357.37 per capita 2010
137 Paraguay $5,340.29 per capita 2010
138 Mayotte $5,297.78 per capita 2005
139 Swaziland $5,105.40 per capita 2010
140 Bhutan $5,067.39 per capita 2010
141 Vanuatu $5,066.67 per capita 2010
142 Sri Lanka $5,065.56 per capita 2010
143 Egypt $5,046.37 per capita 2007
144 Georgia $5,031.11 per capita 2010
145 Guatemala $4,895.67 per capita 2010
146 Syria $4,678.81 per capita 2007
147 Niue $4,666.67 per capita 2003
148 Bolivia $4,601.89 per capita 2010
149 Nauru $4,598.41 per capita 2005
150 Fiji $4,404.18 per capita 2010
151 Indonesia $4,348.44 per capita 2010
152 Honduras $4,310.67 per capita 2007
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) $4,099.47 per capita 2010
153 Cape Verde $3,785.79 per capita 2010
154 Wallis and Futuna $3,778.34 per capita 2004
155 Philippines $3,756.92 per capita 2010
156 Iraq $3,716.22 per capita 2010
157 Morocco $3,702.92 per capita 2007
158 Gaza Strip $3,523.34 per capita 2006
159 Congo, Republic of the $3,383.67 per capita 2007
160 Uzbekistan $3,136.09 per capita 2010
South and Central Asia average (profile) $3,121.31 per capita 2007
Former French colonies average (profile) $3,096.15 per capita 2007
161 Moldova $3,089.40 per capita 2010
162 Nicaragua $2,995.85 per capita 2010
163 Solomon Islands $2,937.80 per capita 2010
164 Mongolia $2,893.84 per capita 2007
165 East Timor $2,672.60 per capita 2010
166 India $2,625.09 per capita 2007
167 Vietnam $2,593.17 per capita 2007
168 Yemen $2,529.85 per capita 2007
169 Laos $2,516.77 per capita 2010
170 Pakistan $2,500.27 per capita 2007
171 Djibouti $2,361.08 per capita 2010
172 Nigeria $2,334.26 per capita 2010
173 Cameroon $2,300.82 per capita 2010
174 Sudan $2,268.32 per capita 2010
175 Papua New Guinea $2,227.36 per capita 2010
176 Federated States of Micronesia $2,211.49 per capita 2008
177 Kyrgyzstan $2,187.03 per capita 2010
178 Tajikistan $2,123.86 per capita 2010
179 Marshall Islands $2,113.21 per capita 2008
180 The Gambia $1,971.07 per capita 2010
181 Mauritania $1,965.32 per capita 2010
182 Burma $1,923.63 per capita 2007
183 Sao Tome and Principe $1,920.61 per capita 2010
184 Senegal $1,918.93 per capita 2010
185 Cote d'Ivoire $1,915.09 per capita 2010
186 Cambodia $1,871.26 per capita 2007
South Asia average (profile) $1,810.08 per capita 2007
187 Comoros $1,773.92 per capita 2007
188 North Korea $1,716.61 per capita 2007
189 Kenya $1,658.46 per capita 2007
190 Chad $1,653.16 per capita 2010
191 Benin $1,617.56 per capita 2010
192 Ghana $1,577.98 per capita 2010
193 Zambia $1,535.28 per capita 2010
194 Lesotho $1,524.64 per capita 2010
195 Tanzania $1,440.68 per capita 2010
failed states average (profile) $1,407.01 per capita 2010
196 Bangladesh $1,384.53 per capita 2007
197 Uganda $1,311.32 per capita 2010
198 Burkina Faso $1,275.19 per capita 2010
199 Guinea-Bissau $1,167.66 per capita 2010
200 Rwanda $1,137.06 per capita 2010
201 Mali $1,136.27 per capita 2007
202 Haiti $1,108.55 per capita 2010
203 Guinea $1,061.91 per capita 2010
204 Ethiopia $1,057.44 per capita 2010
205 Nepal $1,013.43 per capita 2007
206 Madagascar $1,000.77 per capita 2010
207 Mozambique $989.88 per capita 2010
208 Togo $983.25 per capita 2010
209 Afghanistan $949.00 per capita 2010
210 Malawi $906.65 per capita 2010
211 Sierra Leone $820.04 per capita 2010
212 Eritrea $795.20 per capita 2010
213 Central African Republic $788.00 per capita 2010
214 Niger $687.02 per capita 2007
215 Somalia $631.87 per capita 2010
216 Liberia $440.66 per capita 2010
217 Burundi $407.73 per capita 2010
218 Zimbabwe $349.61 per capita 2010
219 Democratic Republic of the Congo $347.45 per capita 2010

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > GDP > 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/stats/Economy/GDP/Per-capita

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Cost of living

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Education

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Environment

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Government

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Health

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Industry

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Military

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Transport

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Weather

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STAT
COUNTRIES COVERED
PPP per thousand people 209
PPP, % of GDP 195

Interesting observations about Economy > GDP > Per capita

Qatar ranked first for GDP > per capita amongst Hot countries in 2010.
Liechtenstein ranked first for GDP > per capita amongst Christian countries in 2008.
Equatorial Guinea ranked first for GDP > per capita amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2010.
Iraq ranked first for GDP > per capita amongst Failed states in 2010.
Kuwait ranked second for GDP > per capita amongst Muslim countries in 2010.
Singapore ranked second for GDP > per capita amongst Former British colonies in 2010.
All of the top 2 countries by GDP > per capita are European.
All of the top 2 countries by GDP > per capita are Western European.
All of the top 2 countries by GDP > per capita are Cold countries'.
Bermuda ranked first for GDP > per capita amongst Latin America and Caribbean in 2004.

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