High income OECD countries 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. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.


1 Luxembourg $81,278.63 per capita 2010
2 Norway $53,285.21 per capita 2007
3 Ireland $46,628.37 per capita 2007
4 United States $45,759.46 per capita 2007
5 Switzerland $41,505.12 per capita 2010
6 Iceland $40,373.46 per capita 2007
7 Austria $39,269.33 per capita 2007
8 Netherlands $38,954.50 per capita 2007
9 Canada $38,065.13 per capita 2007
10 Australia $37,828.78 per capita 2007
11 Sweden $37,481.64 per capita 2007
12 Denmark $37,179.14 per capita 2007
13 Belgium $36,229.00 per capita 2007
14 Finland $35,964.77 per capita 2007
15 United Kingdom $35,046.59 per capita 2007
16 Germany $34,065.12 per capita 2007
17 Spain $33,647.98 per capita 2007
18 Japan $33,523.37 per capita 2007
19 France $31,161.17 per capita 2006
20 Greece $30,598.83 per capita 2007
21 Italy $29,393.12 per capita 2010
22 Israel $28,910.73 per capita 2007
23 Slovenia $27,965.73 per capita 2007
24 New Zealand $27,309.58 per capita 2007
25 South Korea $24,589.77 per capita 2007
26 Czech Republic $24,538.69 per capita 2007
27 Slovakia $22,317.19 per capita 2010
28 Portugal $21,826.89 per capita 2007
29 Estonia $21,802.37 per capita 2007
30 Poland $18,990.83 per capita 2010
31 Chile $14,295.59 per capita 2007


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