Middle Eastern and North Africa 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.


1 Qatar $69,840.03 2010
2 Kuwait $48,235.38 2010
3 Israel $28,477.36 2010
4 Oman $27,305.15 2010
5 Bahrain $23,827.16 2010
6 United Arab Emirates $23,668.68 2010
7 Saudi Arabia $22,837.01 2010
8 Libya $14,738.57 2010
9 Lebanon $13,510.43 2010
10 Iran $11,596.47 2010
11 Tunisia $9,507.92 2010
12 Algeria $6,872.12 2010
13 Egypt $6,415.57 2010
14 Jordan $5,588.82 2010
15 Syria $4,941.33 2010
16 Morocco $4,860.57 2010
17 Iraq $3,801.39 2010
18 Yemen $2,718.45 2010


"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/Middle-Eastern-and-North-Africa/Economy/GDP/Purchasing-power-parity-per-capita

Middle Eastern and North Africa Compared by Economy > GDP > Purchasing power parity per capita


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