Gross domestic product per capita

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GDP per capita by country

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A map of the world, with colours to highlight the GDP per capita of each country. Numbers on the legend are US$.

List of all countries

Flag Position Country Number
1 Luxembourg 114704
2 Switzerland 81993
3 Ireland 78660
4 Norway 75419
5 Iceland 66944
6 United States of America (USA) 65297
7 Singapore 65233
8 Qatar 62088
9 Denmark 60170
10 Australia 55060
11 Netherlands 52331
12 Sweden 51615
13 Austria 50137
14 Finland 48782
15 Germany 46445
16 Belgium 46420
17 Canada 46194
18 Israel 43592
19 United Arab Emirates 43103
20 United Kingdom 42330
21 New Zealand 42084
22 Andorra 40886
23 France 40493
24 Japan 40246
25 Bahamas 34863
26 Italy 33228
27 Kuwait 32000
28 South Korea 31846
29 Brunei Darussalam 31086
30 Malta 29820
31 Spain 29600
32 Cyprus 27858
33 Slovenia 25946
34 Estonia 23723
35 Bahrain 23503
36 Czechia 23494
37 Portugal 23252
38 Saudi Arabia 23139
39 Saint Kitts and Nevis 19934
40 Lithuania 19601
41 Greece 19582
42 Slovakia 19266
43 Barbados 18148
44 Latvia 17828
45 Seychelles 17448
46 Trinidad and Tobago 17397
47 Antigua and Barbuda 17112
48 Hungary 16731
49 Uruguay 16190
50 Panama 15731
51 Poland 15692
52 Oman 15343
53 Croatia 14936
54 Palau 14901
55 Chile 14896
56 Romania 12919
57 Costa Rica 12243
58 Saint Lucia 11611
59 Russia 11584
60 Malaysia 11414
61 Mauritius 11099
62 Grenada 10808
63 Maldives 10626
64 China 10216
65 Mexico 9946
66 Argentina 9912
67 Bulgaria 9828
68 Kazakhstan 9812
69 Nauru 9396
70 Turkey 9126
71 Montenegro 8908
72 Brazil 8717
73 Dominican Republic 8282
74 Equatorial Guinea 8131
75 Dominica 8110
76 Botswana 7961
77 Thailand 7806
78 Gabon 7767
79 Libya 7685
80 Lebanon 7583
81 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 7457
82 Serbia 7411
83 Peru 6977
84 Belarus 6663
85 Guyana 6609
86 Colombia 6428
87 Suriname 6359
88 Ecuador 6183
89 Fiji 6175
90 Bosnia and Herzegovina 6108
91 North Macedonia 6022
92 South Africa 6001
93 Iraq 5955
94 Jamaica 5582
95 Paraguay 5414
96 Albania 5353
97 Namibia 4957
98 Tonga 4903
99 Belize 4815
100 Azerbaijan 4793
101 Georgia 4697
102 Armenia 4622
103 Guatemala 4619
104 Moldova 4503
105 Jordan 4405
106 Mongolia 4339
107 Samoa 4324
108 El Salvador 4187
109 Indonesia 4135
110 Tuvalu 4059
111 Algeria 3973
112 Eswatini 3894
113 Sri Lanka 3853
114 Ukraine 3659
115 Cabo Verde 3603
116 Bolivia 3552
117 Philippines 3485
118 Djibouti 3414
119 Tunisia 3317
120 Bhutan 3316
121 Morocco 3204
122 Vanuatu 3115
123 Egypt 3019
124 Papua New Guinea 2829
125 Angola 2790
126 Vietnam 2715
127 Honduras 2574
128 Laos 2534
129 Solomon Islands 2373
130 Congo 2279
131 Ivory Coast 2276
132 Nigeria 2229
133 Ghana 2202
134 India 2099
135 Sao Tome and Principe 1946
136 Nicaragua 1912
137 Bangladesh 1855
138 Uzbekistan 1724
139 Mauritania 1679
140 Kiribati 1655
141 Cambodia 1643
142 Timor-Leste 1560
143 Cameroon 1507
144 Zimbabwe 1463
145 Senegal 1446
146 Myanmar 1407
147 Comoros 1370
148 Kyrgyzstan 1309
149 Zambia 1305
150 Pakistan 1284
151 Haiti 1272
152 Benin 1219
153 Tanzania 1122
154 Lesotho 1118
155 Nepal 1071
156 Guinea 962
157 Mali 879
158 Tajikistan 870
159 Ethiopia 855
160 Rwanda 820
161 Burkina Faso 786
162 Gambia 777
163 Yemen 774
164 Chad 709
165 Guinea-Bissau 697
166 Togo 679
167 Liberia 621
168 Democratic Republic of the Congo 580
169 Niger 553
170 Sierra Leone 527
171 Madagascar 523
172 Afghanistan 507
173 Mozambique 503
174 Central African Republic 467
175 Sudan 441
176 Malawi 411
177 Burundi 261

Bar chart

World GDP per capita by year

World GDP per capita by year.

Table

Year Number
1960 451
1961 463
1962 489
1963 516
1964 554
1965 591
1966 628
1967 655
1968 693
1969 749
1970 803
1971 870
1972 984
1973 1178
1974 1332
1975 1457
1976 1556
1977 1729
1978 2005
1979 2288
1980 2532
1981 2576
1982 2507
1983 2513
1984 2561
1985 2643
1986 3069
1987 3431
1988 3772
1989 3870
1990 4285
1991 4464
1992 4668
1993 4669
1994 4939
1995 5412
1996 5453
1997 5357
1998 5272
1999 5396
2000 5499
2001 5397
2002 5533
2003 6131
2004 6821
2005 7298
2006 7813
2007 8696
2008 9425
2009 8832
2010 9553
2011 10490
2012 10607
2013 10783
2014 10952
2015 10249
2016 10286
2017 10827
2018 11385
2019 11433

List of largest per capita GDP for countries

Top 10 countries by GDP per capita

GDP per capita as a key value for assessing living conditions

Most of the countries use the same calculation methods in order to present its economy and general wealth. We shouldn't be surprised that it allows us to see the true power of a given nation.

It is: however, very difficult to assess the quality of life in a given country based on that particular value, because it simply represents the wealth of the nation without taking into account the number of citizens. This is why it is important to see how the GDP presents when we take under consideration people.

What are the top 3 countries with the highest GDP per capita?

If we were to determine which country is best to live in, we would definitely take into account those with the highest GDP per every person in the country. In this way, we can loosely see where people have a potential to earn the most and have the biggest wealth.

The first place goes to, surprisingly, Monaco! According to data collected in 2018 by World Bank Data, the GDP per capita was almost 186,000. It is incredibly high, especially if we take into account the fact that Monaco itself is not the richest country around. It has a GDP of “only” $7.2 million, which is comparable to GDP of Mauritania, Bermuda, or Montenegro. However, because of the fact that there are only 38,000 people and most of them are rich tax evaders (due to great tax rules), Monaco takes first place.

Another position is quite similar to Monaco in terms of their characteristics and the population, and it is Liechtenstein. Similarly to what we have in Monaco, this is a great nation for keeping your business due to its taxation rates. Its GDP per capita is $181,000. Bermuda closes the podium with the value of $117,000, which is still incredibly high.

What about the most popular nations in the world?

Most of us are interested to see the GDP per capita for the richest countries in the world, namely China, the United States, and India. Out of these three, the best GDP per capita belongs to Americans. For every US citizen there is around $65,000. As we can notice, it is a significantly smaller amount than in the case of Monaco, Liechtenstein, or even Bermuda.

However, the US is still far ahead in terms of GDP per capita than its two competitors, namely India and China. The number one in the GDP rankings has GDP per capita of only $10,000. According to the same data collected in 2019, India has only $2,000, which is one of the lowest values around the globe.