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This page compares the purchasing power of countries by Gross National Income (GNI) per capita and PPP (Purchasing
power parity) per year in international Dollars. A method of measuring the relative purchasing power of different countries, this means you can roughly compare your year's salary with that of citizens of another country.

The World Bank classifies economies of countries as low income, middle income (subdivided into lower, middle, and upper middle), or high income. The main criterion for classifying economies is the gross national income (GNI) per capita.
Other analytical groups, based on geographic regions and levels of external debt, are also used.
GNI per person (capita (meaning head)), the purchasing power of a citizen, is often used as a measure of people's welfare.
But the classification by income does not necessarily reflect the development status of a country. Have in mind, that some countries with a biased income distribution may have a relatively high per-capita GNI while the majority of its citizens have a relatively low level of income, due to concentration of wealth in the hands of a small fraction of the population.





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Countries by GNI per capita and PPP in international Dollars - 2015 (2007)

You may sort the data in the table below ascending or descending, by clicking on the respective column title.
170 Afghanistan AFG 1,000 1,925  
98 Albania ALB 6,580 11,479  
83 Algeria DZA 5,490 14,717  
31 Andorra* AND 38,800 39,896  
123 Angola AGO 4,400 7,386 oil and diamonds, agriculture production
57 Antigua and Barbuda ATG 12,610 23,062  
63 Argentina ARG 12,990 20,364 rich natural resources, manufacturing, agriculture, food processing
116 Armenia ARM 6,000 8,418  
22 Australia AUS 33,340 46,270 mining, commodities export, service sector including tourism
16 Austria AUT 38,090 49,429 social market economy, tourism
69 Azerbaijan AZE 6,370 17,779  
58 Bahamas BHS 25,000 23,001 tourism
21 Bahrain BHR 34,310 46,586 petroleum production and processing, aluminium production
152 Bangladesh BGD 1,340 3,339 fertile land, agriculture, natural gas, fishing, jute trade, garment industry
74 Barbados BRB 10,880 16,405  
70 Belarus BLR 10,740 17,740  
23 Belgium BEL 35,110 45,757  
115 Belize BLZ 5,100 8,483  
167 Benin BEN 1,310 2,056  
4 Bermuda* BMU 69,900 85,700 close tied to the US, offshore financial center and and tourism,
2013 est.
117 Bhutan BTN 4,980 8,369 sale of hydroelectric power to India, agriculture, forestry, tourism
125 Bolivia BOL 4,140 6,953  
107 Bosnia and Herzegovina BIH 7,280 10,851  
77 Botswana BWA 12,420 15,839 one of the fastest growth rates in per capita income in the world
80 Brazil BRA 9,370 15,390  
6 Brunei Darussalam BRN 49,900 78,369 crude oil and natural gas production (90% of GDP)
67 Bulgaria BGR 11,180 18,248  
176 Burkina Faso BFA 1,120 1,696  
124 Burundi BDI 330 7,272  
150 Cambodia KHM 1,690 3,490 lack of basic infrastructure and education, official currency is Riel, but US$ is de facto currency,
garment industry, tourism
154 Cameroon CMR 2,120 3,115  
24 Canada CAN 35,310 44,197 service industry, forestry, petroleum industry, manufacturing, mining
126 Cape Verde CPV 2,940 6,556  
191 Central African Republic CAF 740 618  
166 Chad TCD 1,280 2,175  
56 Chile CHL 12,590 23,366  
84 China CHN 5,370 14,450  
90 Colombia COL 6,640 13,829  
180 Comoros COM 1,150 1,483  
190 Congo (Kinshasa) COD 290 784  
127 Congo, Rep. (Brazzaville) COG 2,750 6,381  
78 Costa Rica CRI 8,340 15,594  
146 Côte d'Ivoire CIV 1,590 3,513  
59 Croatia HRV 15,050 22,514  
97 Cuba* CUB 4,500 11,600 2014 est.
42 Cyprus CYP 26,370 31,768  
39 Czech Republic CZE 21,820 33,770  
18 Denmark DNK 36,740 48,009 industry, machinery and instruments, oil, natural gas and chemicals
149 Djibouti DJI 2,260 3,491  
106 Dominica DMA 5,650 10,864  
85 Dominican Republic DOM 5,050 14,237  
99 Ecuador ECU 7,040 11,474  
104 Egypt, Arab Republic EGY 5,400 10,913 oil production, tourism
114 El Salvador SLV 4,840 8,619  
29 Equatorial Guinea GNQ 21,230 40,718 oil and gas deposits, oil and gas production
184 Eritrea ERI 400 1,300 2016 est.
45 Estonia EST 19,680 28,987 IT sector and e-services, oil shale energy, banking, textiles
178 Ethiopia ETH 780 1,628 light manufacturing, Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Nile river will become Africa's largest hydroelectric power plant
110 Fiji FJI 4,370 9,323  
25 Finland FIN 35,270 42,236 services, manufacturing, refining, electronics
27 France FRA 33,470 41,016 aerospace industry, automotive, manufactured goods, transportation, agricultural products.
65 Gabon GAB 13,080 20,081 Oil revenues
177 Gambia, The GMB 1,140 1,679 subsistence agriculture, wood, entrepot trade, clothing, tourism
109 Georgia GEO 4,770 9,599  
17 Germany DEU 33,820 48,041 world's third largest exporter of goods, service sector, automotive industry
143 Ghana GHA 1,330 4,210  
51 Greece GRC 32,520 26,379  
32 Greenland* GRL 20,000 37,900 2008 est.
91 Grenada GRD 6,010 13,558  
120 Guatemala GTM 4,120 7,722  
185 Guinea GIN 1,120 1,209  
183 Guinea-Bissau GNB 470 1,455  
121 Guyana GUY 2,600 7,521  
175 Haiti HTI 1,050 1,757  
137 Honduras HND 3,160 5,095  
12 Hong Kong, China HKG 44,050 56,923 leading international financial center
50 Hungary HUN 17,430 26,457  
20 Iceland ISL 34,060 47,202  
128 India IND 2,740 6,100 telecommunication and automotive industry
102 Indonesia IDN 3,580 11,057 largest economy in Southeast Asia, based on services, manufacturing, and agriculture
79 Iraq* IRQ 3,600 15,394  
68 Iran, Islamic Rep. IRN 10,800 18,100 2016 est.
9 Ireland IRL 37,040 68,514 export sector, dominated by foreign multinationals, tourism
35 Israel ISR 25,930 36,575 high tech and IT, agriculture and industry
34 Italy ITA 29,900 37,217 third-largest economy in the Eurozone and one of the world's most industrialised nations
112 Jamaica JAM 5,050 8,872  
28 Japan JPN 34,600 40,763 fourth largest national economy in the world but with a public debt of more than 200 percent of its GDP
105 Jordan JOR 5,160 10,902  
53 Kazakhstan KAZ 9,700 25,044 petroleum-based economy
155 Kenya KEN 1,540 3,088  
169 Kiribati KIR 2,190 1,994  
172 Korea (North)* PRK 1,900 1,800 2014 est.
37 Korea, Rep. (South) KOR 24,750 34,647  
7 Kuwait KWT 49,970 74,645 petroleum-based economy
151 Kyrgyz Republic KGZ 1,950 3,433  
133 Lao PDR LAO 1,940 5,691 trade with neighboring Thailand, Vietnam, and China, subsistence agriculture, rice, woven silk, tourism
54 Latvia LVA 16,890 24,899 consumption-driven growth, transportation, hydroelectric power, underground gas storage, synthetic fibers, agricultural machinery, fertilizers
89 Lebanon LBN 10,050 13,936  
157 Lesotho LSO 1,890 2,949  
189 Liberia LBR 290 835  
86 Libya* LBY 11,500 14,200 2016 est.
oil production,
3 Liechtenstein* LIE 25,000 89,400 industry and banking 2009 est.
46 Lithuania LTU 17,180 28,775  
2 Luxembourg LUX 64,400 103,837 financial center and industry
88 Macedonia, Rep. of MKD 8,510 14,076  
181 Madagascar MDG 920 1,465 agricultural and mineral resources, fishing and forestry, world's principal supplier of vanilla
187 Malawi MWI 750 1,183  
48 Malaysia MYS 13,570 26,950 newly industrialised, electronic equipment, petroleum, and liquefied natural gas, rubber and palm oil, international trade, automotive
93 Maldives MDV 5,040 12,770 low-lying island country, tourism, agriculture, and government tax revenues
168 Mali MLI 1,040 2,028  
38 Malta MLT 20,990 33,995 dependent on foreign trade (trans-shipment point), manufacturing, and tourism
144 Marshall Islands MHL 8,040 3,910  
141 Mauritania* MRT 2,010 4,400 rich in natural resources, has a low GDP and a corrupt government - 2016 est.
64 Mauritius MUS 11,390 20,085 tourism, textiles, sugar, and financial services
71 Mexico MEX 12,580 16,988 second highest degree of economic disparity between the extremely poor and the extremely rich among OECD countries
148 Micronesia, Fed. Sts. FSM 3,710 3,496  
138 Moldova MDA 2,930 5,049  
95 Mongolia MNG 3,160 12,220 extensive deposits of copper, coal, gold, tin, molybdenum, and tungsten; herding and agriculture
76 Montenegro MNE 10,290 16,050  
119 Morocco MAR 3,990 7,841  
186 Mozambique MOZ 690 1,192  
135 Myanmar* MMR 1,900 5,249 lack of adequate infrastructure, precious stones, jade, agriculture, wood and wood products, tourism, rubber
108 Namibia NAM 5,120 10,411 tied closely with South Africa, mining, agriculture, manufacturing, tourism
162 Nepal NPL 1,040 2,462  
15 Netherlands NLD 39,500 49,587 petroleum, chemicals, financial services, agriculture, transportation
33 New Zealand NZL 26,340 37,575 manufacturing and service sectors, exports of goods and services
136 Nicaragua NIC 2,080 5,200  
188 Niger NER 630 955  
131 Nigeria NGA 1,770 6,003  
11 Norway NOR 53,690 62,083 petroleum-based economy, aluminium, nickel
30 Oman OMN 19,740 39,971  
140 Pakistan PAK 2,570 5,010  
81 Palau PLW 14,340 15,317 economy based primarily on tourism
60 Panama PAN 8,340 22,237 services sector, Panama Canal, banking, Colón Free Trade Zone
147 Papua New Guinea PNG 1,500 3,500 2016 est.
111 Paraguay PRY 4,380 9,198  
94 Peru PER 8,340 12,529 services, manufacturing, and extractive industries
copper ore, gold, refined petroleum, coffee
122 Philippines PHL 3,730 7,387  
49 Poland POL 15,590 26,862  
44 Portugal PRT 20,640 29,689  
1 Qatar QAT   141,542
oil, fishing and pearl hunting
61 Romania ROU 10,980 22,124  
55 Russian Federation RUS 14,400 24,451  
174 Rwanda RWA 860 1,762  
132 Samoa WSM 3,570 5,934  
153 Sao Tome and Principe STP 1,630 3,218  
14 Saudi Arabia SAU 22,910 53,538 petroleum-based economy
163 Senegal SEN 1,640 2,420 refining imported petroleum, food processing, gold powder, tourism
87 Serbia SRB 10,220 14,111  
47 Seychelles SYC 8,670 27,177  
179 Sierra Leone SLE 660 1,569  
5 Singapore SGP 48,520 85,382 transshipment port, financial center, one of the world's most expensive cities
43 Slovak Republic SVK 19,330 29,931  
41 Slovenia SVN 26,640 31,990  
165 Solomon Islands SLB 1,400 2,200  
92 South Africa ZAF 9,560 13,195 second largest economy in Africa, gold, diamonds, platinum, coal, wine, tourism
36 Spain ESP 30,110 34,906 automotive, refined petroleum, packaged medicaments, agriculture
96 Sri Lanka LKA 4,210 11,762  
52 St. Kitts and Nevis KNA 10,430 25,088  
103 St. Lucia LCA 7,090 10,944  
101 St. Vincent and Grenadines VCT 5,720 11,139  
142 Sudan SDN 1,880 4,387 oil, agriculture; very low Human Development Index (HDI)
72 Suriname SUR 6,000 16,702  
113 Swaziland SWZ 4,930 8,647  
19 Sweden SWE 35,840 47,855  
10 Switzerland CHE 43,080 62,557 Banking, watches, multinational corporations like Nestlé
158 Syria* SYR 4,370 2,900 2016 est.
159 Tajikistan TJK 1,710 2,833  
161 Tanzania TZA 1,200 2,672  
75 Thailand THA 7,880 16,340  
164 Timor-Leste TMP 3,190 2,399  
182 Togo TGO 800 1,460  
134 Tonga TON 3,430 5,534  
40 Trinidad and Tobago TTO 14,580 33,308  
100 Tunisia TUN 7,130 11,467  
66 Turkey TUR 12,090 20,008  
73 Turkmenistan TKM 7,090 16,532  
171 Uganda UGA 920 1,851 coffee, oil re-exports, base metals, fish, maize, tobacco
118 Ukraine UKR 6,810 7,939  
8 United Arab Emirates* ARE 37,300 69,970 economy is extremely reliant on oil
26 United Kingdom GBR 34,370 41,755  
13 United States USA 45,850 56,115 consumer spending, wholesale, retail trade, chemicals industry, cars, oil, abundant natural resources
62 Uruguay URY 11,040 21,243  
129 Uzbekistan UZB 1,680 6,086  
156 Vanuatu VUT 2,890 2,987  
82 Venezuela VEN 11,920 15,100 2016 est.
130 Vietnam VNM 2,550 6,034  
139 West Bank and Gaza PSE 3,720 5,020  
160 Yemen, Republic YEM 2,200 2,820  
145 Zambia ZMB 1,220 3,835  
173 Zimbabwe* ZWE 1,632 1,786  

Source: latest available figures (2015) from World Bank Group, some figures are from the CIA World Factbook marked with an asterisk (*) For a complete list of country codes see: Country Code List



 
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