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 115873
2 Switzerland 87097
3 Ireland 85267
4 Norway 67389
5 United States of America (USA) 63543
6 Denmark 61063
7 Singapore 59797
8 Iceland 59270
9 Netherlands 52397
10 Sweden 52259
11 Australia 51812
12 Qatar 50805
13 Finland 48773
14 Austria 48327
15 Germany 46208
16 Belgium 44594
17 Israel 43610
18 Canada 43258
19 New Zealand 41477
20 United Kingdom 40284
21 Japan 39538
22 France 39030
23 Italy 31676
24 South Korea 31489
25 Bahamas 28607
26 Malta 27884
27 Brunei Darussalam 27466
28 Spain 27063
29 Cyprus 26623
30 Slovenia 25517
31 Estonia 23027
32 Czechia 22932
33 Portugal 22437
34 Saudi Arabia 20110
35 Lithuania 19997
36 Slovakia 19156
37 Greece 17676
38 Latvia 17619
39 Saint Kitts and Nevis 17435
40 Hungary 15899
41 Poland 15656
42 Uruguay 15438
43 Trinidad and Tobago 15384
44 Barbados 15191
45 Antigua and Barbuda 14449
46 Croatia 13828
47 Chile 13231
48 Romania 12896
49 Panama 12269
50 Costa Rica 12076
51 Seychelles 11425
52 China 10500
53 Malaysia 10401
54 Russia 10126
55 Bulgaria 9975
56 Grenada 9680
57 Saint Lucia 9276
58 Kazakhstan 9055
59 Mauritius 8622
60 Turkey 8538
61 Argentina 8441
62 Mexico 8346
63 Montenegro 7686
64 Serbia 7666
65 Maldives 7455
66 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 7297
67 Dominican Republic 7268
68 Thailand 7189
69 Equatorial Guinea 7143
70 Gabon 7005
71 Guyana 6955
72 Brazil 6796
73 Botswana 6710
74 Dominica 6526
75 Suriname 6491
76 Belarus 6411
77 Peru 6126
78 Bosnia and Herzegovina 6031
79 North Macedonia 5888
80 Ecuador 5600
81 Colombia 5332
82 Albania 5215
83 South Africa 5090
84 Paraguay 4949
85 Lebanon 4891
86 Fiji 4881
87 Jamaica 4664
88 Guatemala 4603
89 Moldova 4551
90 Belize 4435
91 Jordan 4282
92 Georgia 4278
93 Armenia 4267
94 Azerbaijan 4214
95 Namibia 4211
96 Iraq 4157
97 Tuvalu 4143
98 Samoa 4067
99 Mongolia 4007
100 Indonesia 3869
101 El Salvador 3798
102 Ukraine 3726
103 Libya 3699
104 Sri Lanka 3682
105 Egypt 3547
106 Djibouti 3425
107 Eswatini 3415
108 Tunisia 3319
109 Algeria 3310
110 Philippines 3298
111 Bolivia 3143
112 Bhutan 3122
113 Cabo Verde 3064
114 Morocco 3009
115 Vietnam 2785
116 Vanuatu 2782
117 Papua New Guinea 2636
118 Laos 2630
119 Honduras 2405
120 Ghana 2328
121 Ivory Coast 2325
122 Iran 2282
123 Solomon Islands 2258
124 Sao Tome and Principe 2157
125 Nigeria 2097
126 Congo 1972
127 Bangladesh 1968
128 Nicaragua 1905
129 India 1900
130 Angola 1895
131 Uzbekistan 1685
132 Mauritania 1672
133 Kiribati 1670
134 Cambodia 1512
135 Cameroon 1499
136 Senegal 1487
137 Comoros 1402
138 Myanmar 1400
139 Timor-Leste 1381
140 Benin 1291
141 Guinea 1194
142 Pakistan 1193
143 Haiti 1176
144 Kyrgyzstan 1173
145 Nepal 1155
146 Zimbabwe 1128
147 Tanzania 1076
148 Zambia 1050
149 Ethiopia 936
150 Togo 914
151 Lesotho 861
152 Tajikistan 859
153 Mali 858
154 Burkina Faso 830
155 Rwanda 797
156 Gambia 787
157 Guinea-Bissau 727
158 Malawi 625
159 Chad 614
160 Sudan 595
161 Liberia 583
162 Niger 565
163 Democratic Republic of the Congo 556
164 Afghanistan 508
165 Madagascar 495
166 Sierra Leone 484
167 Central African Republic 476
168 Mozambique 448
169 Somalia 309
170 Burundi 274

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World GDP per capita by year

World GDP per capita by year.

Table

Year Number
1960 456
1961 468
1962 494
1963 521
1964 559
1965 597
1966 634
1967 662
1968 700
1969 756
1970 810
1971 876
1972 990
1973 1184
1974 1339
1975 1464
1976 1565
1977 1740
1978 2014
1979 2299
1980 2546
1981 2590
1982 2520
1983 2525
1984 2574
1985 2658
1986 3086
1987 3449
1988 3791
1989 3890
1990 4307
1991 4454
1992 4661
1993 4664
1994 4950
1995 5424
1996 5463
1997 5366
1998 5280
1999 5407
2000 5512
2001 5407
2002 5541
2003 6138
2004 6829
2005 7305
2006 7818
2007 8701
2008 9430
2009 8837
2010 9558
2011 10494
2012 10609
2013 10784
2014 10951
2015 10223
2016 10267
2017 10801
2018 11345
2019 11394
2020 10909

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.