List of countries by GDP (nominal) per capita

Countries by 2015 GDP (nominal) per capita[1]
  > $64,000
  $32,000–64,000
  $16,000–32,000
  $8,000–16,000
  $4,000–8,000
  $2,000–4,000
  $1,000–2,000
  $500–1,000
  < $500
  unavailable

This page lists the countries of the world sorted by their gross domestic product per capita at nominal values. This is the value of all final goods and services produced within a nation in a given year, converted at market exchange rates to current U.S. dollars, divided by the average population for the same year.

The figures presented here do not take into account differences in the cost of living in different countries, and the results vary greatly from one year to another based on fluctuations in the exchange rates of the country's currency. Such fluctuations change a country's ranking from one year to the next, even though they often make little or no difference to the standard of living of its population.

Therefore, these figures should be used with caution. GDP per capita is often considered an indicator of a country's standard of living;[2][3] although this is problematic because GDP per capita is not a measure of personal income.

Comparisons of national income are also frequently made on the basis of purchasing power parity (PPP), to adjust for differences in the cost of living in different countries. (See List of countries by GDP (PPP) per capita.) PPP largely removes the exchange rate problem but not others; it does not reflect the value of economic output in international trade, and it also requires more estimation than GDP per capita. On the whole, PPP per capita figures are more narrowly spread than nominal GDP per capita figures.

Non-sovereign entities (the world, continents, and some dependent territories) and states with limited international recognition (such as Kosovo, the State of Palestine and Taiwan) are included in the list in cases in which they appear in the sources. These economies are not ranked in the charts here, but are listed in sequence by GDP for comparison. In addition, non-sovereign entities are marked in italics.

Note that the Irish GDP data below is subject to material distortion by the tax planning activities of foreign multinationals in Ireland. 2015 Irish GDP is over 150% of 2015 Irish GNI. To address this, in 2017 the Central Bank of Ireland created "modified GNI" (or GNI*) as a more appropriate statistic, and the OECD and IMF have adopted it for Ireland. 2015 Irish GDP is 143% of 2015 Irish GNI*.

All data are in current United States dollars. Historical data can be found here.

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List of per capita nominal GDP for countries and dependenciesEdit

International Monetary Fund (2018)[4] World Bank (2017)[5] United Nations (2017)[6]
Rank Country/Territory US$
1   Luxembourg 114,234
2    Switzerland 82,950
  Macau 82,388
3   Norway 81,695
4   Ireland 76,099
5   Iceland 74,278
6   Qatar 70,780
7   Singapore 64,041
8   United States 62,606
9   Denmark 60,692
10   Australia 56,352
11   Sweden 53,873
12   Netherlands 53,106
13   Austria 51,509
14   Finland 49,845
15   San Marino 48,946
  Hong Kong 48,517
16   Germany 48,264
17   Belgium 46,724
18   Canada 46,261
19   France 42,878
20   United Kingdom 42,558
21   Israel 41,644
22   New Zealand 41,267
23   United Arab Emirates 40,711
24   Japan 39,306
25   Italy 34,260
26   Bahamas, The 34,003
27   Brunei 32,414
  Puerto Rico 31,939
28   Korea, South 31,346
29   Malta 31,058
30   Kuwait 30,839
31   Spain 30,697
32   Cyprus 28,340
33   Slovenia 26,243
34   Bahrain 25,851
  Aruba 25,466
  Taiwan 24,971
35   Saudi Arabia 23,566
36   Portugal 23,186
37   Estonia 22,990
38   Czech Republic 22,850
39   Greece 20,408
40   Slovakia 19,582
41   Oman 19,302
42   Lithuania 19,143
43   Saint Kitts and Nevis 18,203
44   Latvia 18,032
45   Barbados 17,961
46   Antigua and Barbuda 17,636
47   Uruguay 17,165
48   Seychelles 16,472
49   Trinidad and Tobago 16,223
50   Palau 16,091
51   Chile 16,079
52   Hungary 15,924
53   Panama 15,679
54   Poland 15,431
55   Croatia 14,816
56   Maldives 14,501
57   Romania 12,285
58   Costa Rica 11,744
59   Argentina 11,627
  World 11,355
60   Russia 11,327
61   Mauritius 11,281
62   Grenada 11,042
63   Malaysia 10,942
64   Saint Lucia 10,610
65   Equatorial Guinea 10,453
66   Mexico 9,807
67   China 9,608
68   Turkey 9,346
69   Bulgaria 9,267
70   Lebanon 9,257
71   Kazakhstan 9,237
72   Nauru 9,037
73   Brazil 8,968
74   Montenegro 8,652
75   Gabon 8,297
76   Botswana 8,137
77   Dominican Republic 7,881
78   Turkmenistan 7,646
79   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 7,491
80   Serbia 7,243
81   Thailand 7,187
82   Peru 7,002
83   Dominica 6,977
84   Libya 6,692
85   Colombia 6,684
86   South Africa 6,377
87   Ecuador 6,316
88   Belarus 6,306
89   North Macedonia 6,100
90   Iraq 5,930
91   Paraguay 5,899
92   Suriname 5,799
93   Fiji 5,752
94   Namibia 5,727
95   Bosnia and Herzegovina 5,674
96   Iran 5,491
97   Jamaica 5,392
98   Albania 5,289
99   Belize 4,862
100   Tonga 4,666
101   Guyana 4,649
102   Guatemala 4,575
103   Azerbaijan 4,569
104   Kosovo 4,403
105   Georgia 4,400
106   Samoa 4,318
107   Jordan 4,278
108   Eswatini 4,250
109   Algeria 4,238
110   Armenia 4,169
111   Tuvalu 4,096
112   Sri Lanka 4,068
113   Mongolia 4,026
114   El Salvador 3,924
115   Indonesia 3,871
116   Marshall Islands 3,831
117   Bolivia 3,682
118   Angola 3,669
119   Micronesia, Federated States of 3,656
120   Cape Verde 3,563
121   Tunisia 3,423
122   Venezuela 3,374
123   Morocco 3,359
124   Vanuatu 3,254
125   Moldova 3,218
126   Bhutan 3,215
127   Philippines 3,104
128   Ukraine 2,963
129   Laos 2,720
130   Egypt 2,573
131   Vietnam 2,551
132   Papua New Guinea 2,530
133   Honduras 2,521
134   Congo, Republic of the 2,511
135   East Timor 2,435
136   Solomon Islands 2,271
137   Ghana 2,206
138   India 2,198
139   Nicaragua 2,108
140   Djibouti 2,085
141   São Tomé and Príncipe 2,063
142   Nigeria 2,049
143   Kenya 1,857
144   Bangladesh 1,745
145   Zimbabwe 1,712
146   Côte d'Ivoire 1,680
147   Kiribati 1,641
148   Pakistan 1,555
149   Cameroon 1,548
150   Cambodia 1,509
151   Senegal 1,474
152   Zambia 1,417
153   Lesotho 1,358
154   Myanmar 1,298
155   Kyrgyzstan 1,268
156   Uzbekistan 1,263
157   Mauritania 1,143
158   Tanzania 1,134
159   Eritrea 1,112
160     Nepal 972
161   Mali 927
162   Benin 915
163   Guinea 883
164   Chad 874
165   Comoros 873
166   Yemen 872
167   Haiti 857
168   Ethiopia 853
169   Guinea-Bissau 840
170   Tajikistan 826
171   Sudan 808
172   Rwanda 791
173   Gambia, The 745
174   Burkina Faso 729
175   Liberia 728
176   Uganda 724
177   Togo 670
178   Afghanistan 544
179   Sierra Leone 516
180   Niger 477
181   Mozambique 476
182   Madagascar 459
183   Congo, Democratic Republic of the 449
184   Central African Republic 430
185   Malawi 351
186   Burundi 307
187   South Sudan 303
Rank Country/Territory US$
1   Luxembourg 104,103
  Macau 80,893
2    Switzerland 80,190
3   Norway 75,505
4   Iceland 70,057
5   Ireland 69,331
6   Qatar 63,249
7   United States 59,532
8   Singapore 57,714
9   Denmark 56,308
10   Australia 53,800
11   Sweden 53,442
12   San Marino 48,888
13   Netherlands 48,223
14   Austria 47,291
  Hong Kong 46,194
15   Finland 45,703
16   Canada 45,032
17   Germany 44,470
18   Belgium 43,324
19   New Zealand 42,941
20   United Arab Emirates 40,699
21   Israel 40,270
22   United Kingdom 39,720
23   Andorra 39,147
24   France 38,477
25   Japan 38,428
  European Union 33,715
26   Italy 31,953
27   Bahamas, The 30,762
28   Korea, South 29,743
29   Kuwait 29,040
30   Brunei 28,291
31   Spain 28,157
32   Malta 26,904
  Aruba 25,655
33   Cyprus 25,234
34   Bahrain 23,655
35   Slovenia 23,597
36   Portugal 21,136
37   Saudi Arabia 20,849
38   Czech Republic 20,368
39   Estonia 19,705
40   Greece 18,613
41   Saint Kitts and Nevis 17,924
42   Slovakia 17,605
43   Lithuania 16,681
44   Barbados 16,357
45   Uruguay 16,246
46   Trinidad and Tobago 16,126
47   Oman 15,668
48   Seychelles 15,629
49   Latvia 15,594
50   Chile 15,346
51   Panama 15,196
52   Antigua and Barbuda 14,803
53   Argentina 14,398
54   Hungary 14,225
55   Poland 13,863
56   Croatia 13,383
57   Palau 13,338
58   Costa Rica 11,677
59   Maldives 11,151
60   Romania 10,814
61   Russia 10,743
  World 10,722
62   Turkey 10,546
63   Mauritius 10,491
64   Grenada 10,451
65   Malaysia 9,952
66   Brazil 9,821
67   Saint Lucia 9,715
68   Equatorial Guinea 9,698
69   Kazakhstan 9,030
70   Mexico 8,910
71   China 8,827
72   Lebanon 8,809
73   Cuba 8,433
74   Nauru 8,344
75   Bulgaria 8,228
76   Montenegro 7,783
77   Botswana 7,596
78   Gabon 7,414
79   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 7,145
80   Dominican Republic 7,052
81   Dominica 6,719
82   Thailand 6,595
83   Turkmenistan 6,587
84   Peru 6,572
85   Colombia 6,409
86   Ecuador 6,274
87   South Africa 6,151
88   Libya 5,978
89   Serbia 5,900
90   Paraguay 5,824
91   Belarus 5,728
92   Iran 5,594
93   Fiji 5,589
94   North Macedonia 5,415
95   Suriname 5,317
96   Namibia 5,231
97   Bosnia and Herzegovina 5,148
98   Jamaica 5,114
99   Iraq 5,018
100   Belize 4,971
101   Guyana 4,655
102   Albania 4,538
103   Guatemala 4,471
104   Samoa 4,281
105   Azerbaijan 4,132
106   Jordan 4,130
107   Angola 4,100
108   Sri Lanka 4,074
109   Georgia 4,057
110   Algeria 4,055
111   Tonga 3,959
  Kosovo 3,957
112   Armenia 3,937
113   El Salvador 3,889
114   Indonesia 3,847
115   Marshall Islands 3,843
116   Mongolia 3,718
117   Tuvalu 3,550
118   Tunisia 3,464
119   Bolivia 3,394
120   Cape Verde 3,244
121   Eswatini 3,243
122   Micronesia, Federated States of 3,188
123   Bhutan 3,130
124   Vanuatu 3,124
  Palestine 3,095
125   Morocco 3,007
126   Philippines 2,989
127   Sudan 2,899
128   Ukraine 2,640
129   Papua New Guinea 2,489
130   Honduras 2,480
131   Laos 2,457
132   Egypt 2,413
133   Vietnam 2,343
134   Moldova 2,290
135   East Timor 2,279
136   Nicaragua 2,222
137   Solomon Islands 2,132
138   Ghana 2,046
139   Nigeria 1,969
140   India 1,942
141   Djibouti 1,928
142   São Tomé and Príncipe 1,921
143   Congo, Republic of the 1,654
144   Kenya 1,595
145   Kiribati 1,594
146   Pakistan 1,548
147   Côte d'Ivoire 1,538
148   Uzbekistan 1,534
149   Bangladesh 1,517
150   Zambia 1,513
151   Cameroon 1,452
152   Cambodia 1,384
153   Zimbabwe 1,333
154   Senegal 1,329
155   Comoros 1,312
156   Myanmar 1,257
157   Kyrgyzstan 1,220
158   Lesotho 1,154
159   Mauritania 1,137
160   Yemen 1,107
161   Tanzania 936
162     Nepal 849
163   Benin 827
164   Mali 827
165   Guinea 824
166   Tajikistan 801
167   Ethiopia 768
168   Haiti 766
169   Rwanda 748
170   Guinea-Bissau 724
171   Gambia, The 709
172   Liberia 694
173   Chad 663
174   Burkina Faso 642
175   Togo 610
176   Uganda 607
177   Afghanistan 550
178   Sierra Leone 500
179   Somalia 478
180   Congo, Democratic Republic of the 463
181   Madagascar 450
182   Mozambique 426
183   Central African Republic 418
184   Niger 378
185   Malawi 339
186   Burundi 292
Rank Country/Territory US$
1   Liechtenstein 166,022
2   Monaco 165,421
3   Luxembourg 106,806
  Bermuda 102,192
  Macau 80,893
4    Switzerland 80,101
5   Norway 75,295
6   Iceland 73,060
7   Ireland 69,604
  Cayman Islands 65,472
8   Qatar 63,506
9   United States 60,055
10   Australia 57,613
11   Denmark 57,533
12   Singapore 56,737
13   Sweden 54,043
14   San Marino 50,588
  Greenland 49,398
15   Netherlands 48,754
16   Austria 47,718
  Hong Kong 46,390
17   Finland 45,670
18   Germany 44,976
19   Canada 44,974
20   Belgium 43,289
21   New Zealand 42,936
22   Israel 42,452
23   United Arab Emirates 40,699
24   United Kingdom 39,758
25   Andorra 39,153
26   France 38,415
27   Japan 38,220
  New Caledonia 35,815
28   Italy 32,747
  Virgin Islands, British 31,917
29   Korea, South 30,025
30   Bahamas, The 29,825
31   Malta 29,137
32   Kuwait 28,897
  Turks and Caicos Islands 28,689
  Puerto Rico 28,451
33   Spain 28,354
34   Brunei 28,291
  Europe 27,222
  Americas 26,748
35   Cyprus 25,790
  Aruba 25,655
36   Bahrain 23,688
37   Slovenia 23,296
38   Saudi Arabia 20,761
39   Czech Republic 20,326
  French Polynesia 19,807
40   Estonia 19,793
  Curaçao 19,586
41   Portugal 18,882
  Anguilla 18,861
42   Greece 18,198
  Cook Islands 17,798
43   Slovakia 17,552
44   Uruguay 17,120
45   Saint Kitts and Nevis 16,818
46   Barbados 16,494
47   Lithuania 16,450
48   Trinidad and Tobago 16,145
49   Seychelles 15,693
50   Latvia 15,625
51   Chile 15,347
52   Oman 15,267
53   Panama 15,088
54   Antigua and Barbuda 14,803
55   Argentina 14,400
56   Hungary 14,376
57   Poland 13,786
58   Palau 13,417
59   Croatia 13,177
60   Costa Rica 11,734
  Montserrat 11,582
61   Maldives 11,151
62   Russia 10,956
63   Romania 10,763
  World 10,665
64   Mauritius 10,565
65   Turkey 10,546
66   Grenada 10,451
67   Nauru 10,045
68   Malaysia 9,951
69   Equatorial Guinea 9,850
70   Brazil 9,821
71   Saint Lucia 9,607
  South America 9,393
72   Mexico 8,967
73   Lebanon 8,778
74   Kazakhstan 8,756
75   China 8,682
76   Cuba 8,433
77   Bulgaria 8,218
  Central America 7,990
78   Venezuela 7,977
79   Botswana 7,596
80   Gabon 7,221
81   Dominican Republic 7,052
82   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 6,980
83   Montenegro 6,958
84   Suriname 6,757
85   Dominica 6,719
86   Thailand 6,595
87   Turkmenistan 6,585
88   Peru 6,572
89   Colombia 6,302
90   Ecuador 6,273
91   South Africa 6,151
92   Serbia 5,912
93   Belarus 5,750
94   Iran 5,680
95   North Macedonia 5,415
96   Fiji 5,382
97   Namibia 5,227
98   Bosnia and Herzegovina 5,181
99   Jamaica 5,130
100   Belize 5,077
101   Iraq 4,756
102   Guyana 4,555
103   Guatemala 4,471
104   Albania 4,450
105   Samoa 4,356
106   Paraguay 4,322
  Southeast Asia 4,266
107   Angola 4,247
108   Jordan 4,196
109   Sri Lanka 4,184
110   Azerbaijan 4,146
  Kosovo 4,116
111   Algeria 4,055
112   Tonga 3,950
113   Libya 3,942
114   Armenia 3,937
115   Tuvalu 3,924
116   El Salvador 3,889
117   Georgia 3,875
118   Indonesia 3,847
119   Marshall Islands 3,753
120   Mongolia 3,620
121   Tunisia 3,475
122   Bolivia 3,394
123   Cape Verde 3,245
124   Eswatini 3,224
125   Micronesia, Federated States of 3,188
126   Vanuatu 3,128
127   Bhutan 3,173
128   Morocco 3,070
129   Philippines 2,989
130   Sudan 2,967
  Palestine 2,946
131   Papua New Guinea 2,667
132   Ukraine 2,536
133   Honduras 2,480
134   Laos 2,457
135   Vietnam 2,342
136   East Timor 2,279
137   Nicaragua 2,222
138   Congo, Republic of the 2,147
139   Ghana 2,046
140   Moldova 2,006
141   Egypt 2,000
142   Solomon Islands 1,982
143   Nigeria 1,969
144   Djibouti 1,928
145   India 1,923
146   São Tomé and Príncipe 1,921
  Africa 1,766
147   Kiribati 1,694
148   Côte d'Ivoire 1,566
149   Uzbekistan 1,557
150   Pakistan 1,534
151   Zambia 1,513
152   Kenya 1,508
153   Bangladesh 1,492
154   Cameroon 1,452
155   Cambodia 1,382
156   Senegal 1,333
157   Comoros 1,330
158   Myanmar 1,257
159   Kyrgyzstan 1,251
160   Lesotho 1,178
161   Eritrea 1,147
162   Mauritania 1,129
163   Zimbabwe 1,091
164   Yemen 990
165   Tanzania 934
166     Nepal 849
167   Syria 831
168   Benin 826
169   Mali 822
170   Guinea 803
171   Tajikistan 801
172   Haiti 776
173   Rwanda 748
174   Guinea-Bissau 724
175   Ethiopia 720
176   Chad 719
177   Gambia, The 709
178   Korea, North 685
179   Uganda 646
180   Burkina Faso 642
181   Afghanistan 619
182   Togo 614
183   Liberia 584
184   Madagascar 517
185   Sierra Leone 495
186   Congo, Democratic Republic of the 463
187   South Sudan 453
188   Central African Republic 428
189   Mozambique 426
190   Niger 378
191   Malawi 340
192   Burundi 290
193   Somalia 104

Distorted GDP-per-capita for tax havensEdit

Many of leading GDP-per-capita (nominal) jurisdictions are tax havens whose economic data is artificially inflated by tax-driven corporate accounting entries.

A stunning $12 trillion—almost 40 percent of all foreign direct investment positions globally—is completely artificial: it consists of financial investment passing through empty corporate shells with no real activity. These investments in empty corporate shells almost always pass through well-known tax havens. The eight major pass-through economies—the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Hong Kong SAR, the British Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Ireland, and Singapore—host more than 85 percent of the world’s investment in special purpose entities, which are often set up for tax reasons.

— "Piercing the Veil", International Monetary Fund, June 2018[7]

A fuller discussion on this topic is in the List of countries by GDP (PPP) per capita article.

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ Based on the IMF data. If no data was available for a country from IMF, data from the World Bank is used.
  2. ^ O'Sullivan, Arthur
  3. ^ French President seeks alternatives to GDP, The Guardian 14-09-2009.
    "European Parliament, Policy Department Economic and Scientific Policy: Beyond GDP Study" (PDF). (1.47 MB)
  4. ^ "Report for Selected Countries and Subjects". International Monetary Fund. April 2019. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  5. ^ Data refer mostly to the year 2017.[1] Selecting all countries, GDP per capita (current US$), World Bank. Accessed on 1st of July 2018.
  6. ^ National Accounts Main Aggregates Database, 2017, (Select all countries, "GDP, Per Capita GDP - US Dollars", and 2016 to generate table), United Nations Statistics Division. Accessed on 17 Jan 2019.
  7. ^ "Piercing the Veil, FINANCE & DEVELOPMENT, JUNE 2018, VOL. 55, NO. 2". IMF Finance & Development. June 2018.

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