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Hot 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. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Qatar $72,297.57 2010
2 Australia $55,290.43 2010
3 Singapore $46,073.24 2010
4 Macau $42,368.25 2009
5 Kuwait $39,210.05 2010
6 Hong Kong $32,245.66 2010
7 Brunei $29,857.53 2010
8 The Bahamas $20,909.96 2010
9 Equatorial Guinea $20,900.16 2010
10 Oman $19,188.17 2010
11 Bahrain $17,362.98 2010
12 Trinidad and Tobago $15,962.71 2010
13 Saudi Arabia $15,936.38 2010
14 New Caledonia $14,618.91 2003
15 Barbados $14,133.58 2010
16 Libya $12,897.70 2010
17 Antigua and Barbuda $12,598.44 2010
18 Brazil $10,368.31 2010
19 Seychelles $10,237.27 2010
20 Venezuela $9,819.83 2010
21 Mexico $8,516.67 2010
22 Gabon $8,070.83 2010
23 Malaysia $7,745.13 2010
24 Costa Rica $7,499.44 2010
25 Panama $7,395.07 2010
26 Mauritius $7,359.53 2010
27 Botswana $6,347.30 2010
28 Suriname $6,280.48 2010
29 Grenada $6,161.81 2010
30 Colombia $6,095.41 2010
31 Saint Lucia $5,637.07 2010
32 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines $5,333.16 2010
33 Dominica $5,269.30 2010
34 Cuba $5,095.83 2010
35 Jamaica $5,086.63 2010
36 Dominican Republic $5,078.47 2010
37 Thailand $4,707.67 2010
38 Belize $4,637.15 2010
39 Maldives $4,399.84 2010
40 Angola $4,389.45 2010
41 Algeria $4,290.01 2010
42 Ecuador $3,766.40 2010
43 Fiji $3,665.06 2010
44 El Salvador $3,505.84 2010
45 Cape Verde $3,226.00 2010
46 Marshall Islands $3,095.03 2008
47 Samoa $2,956.53 2010
48 Tonga $2,891.51 2010
49 Indonesia $2,888.11 2010
50 Guatemala $2,842.78 2010
51 Guyana $2,794.72 2010
52 Egypt $2,776.79 2010
53 Iraq $2,717.49 2010
54 Paraguay $2,658.01 2010
55 Swaziland $2,652.65 2010
56 Sri Lanka $2,335.74 2010
57 Philippines $2,019.38 2010
58 Honduras $2,012.81 2010
59 Bolivia $1,888.43 2010
60 Sudan $1,849.27 2010
61 Tuvalu $1,567.68 2002
62 Kiribati $1,555.10 2010
63 Djibouti $1,365.65 2010
64 Yemen $1,318.81 2010
65 Nigeria $1,294.24 2010
66 Papua New Guinea $1,284.31 2010
67 Solomon Islands $1,280.28 2010
68 Zambia $1,187.11 2010
69 India $1,186.11 2010
70 Cote d'Ivoire $1,179.35 2010
71 Vietnam $1,173.32 2010
72 Nicaragua $1,094.95 2010
73 Cameroon $1,060.88 2010
74 Pakistan $1,009.53 2010
75 Laos $991.45 2010
76 Senegal $977.56 2010
77 Mauritania $965.81 2010
78 Comoros $815.42 2010
79 Kenya $792.49 2010
80 Cambodia $790.81 2010
81 Ghana $744.35 2010
82 Burma $686.48 2010
83 Benin $682.87 2010
84 Bangladesh $662.36 2010
85 Haiti $656.30 2010
86 Mali $649.01 2010
87 Chad $647.74 2010
88 Burkina Faso $558.03 2010
89 Guinea-Bissau $519.97 2010
90 Uganda $503.72 2010
91 Tanzania $498.74 2010
92 Togo $487.47 2010
93 Zimbabwe $426.25 2010
94 Mozambique $426.00 2010
95 Guinea $399.41 2010
96 Madagascar $395.17 2010
97 Eritrea $392.60 2010
98 Ethiopia $355.24 2010
99 Niger $352.53 2010
100 Malawi $335.36 2010
101 Sierra Leone $330.50 2010
102 Liberia $246.84 2010
103 Somalia $246.16 2010
104 Democratic Republic of the Congo $202.60 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/group-stats/Hot-countries/Economy/GDP/Official-exchange-rate-per-capita

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