The 20 countries with the largest gross domestic product (GDP) per capita in 2017 (in U.S. dollars)

GDP per capita by country 2017 The statistic shows the 20 countries with the largest gross domestic product (GDP) per capita in 2017. In 2017, Germany ranked 19th with an estimated GDP of about 44,184 U.S. dollars per capita.
GDP per capita

Gross domestic product (GDP) is a strong indicator of a country’s economic performance and strength. It is measured by the added value of all final goods and services produced in a country during a specific time period or by adding every person’s income during that time period. Gross domestic product per capita is sometimes used to describe the standard of living of a population, with a higher GDP meaning a higher standard of living.

In 2014, Luxembourg, Norway, Qatar, and Switzerland reported the highest gross domestic product per capita worldwide, as can be seen in this statistic. It is estimated that gross domestic product per capita in the United States in 2020 will amount to around 58 thousand U.S. dollars, half of what Luxembourg is currently reporting. Since GDP per capita is calculated per inhabitant (hence the name), this is actually a positive sign of economic development, since it means an increase of almost 4,000 U.S. dollars. Despite the large gross domestic product in the United States, the United States had one of the highest unemployment rates amongst major industrial and emerging countries in 2013, with over 7.3 percent - the fourth highest in comparison to other major industrial and emerging countries.

The nation in the world with the second largest gross domestic product per capita is Norway. Norway’s economy has shown great signs of strength over the last few years. Over the past decade, Norway’s GDP per capita increased by more than 43 thousand U.S. dollars alone, almost doubling its amount. All in all, Norway's economy is one of the most stable and promising worldwide.
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GDP per capita in U.S. dollars
Luxembourg 107,708.22
Switzerland 80,836.66
Macao SAR 79,563.56
Norway 73,615.15
Iceland73,092.2
Ireland68,604.38
Oatar60,811.86
United States 59,495.34
Denmark 56,334.61
Australia56,135.42
Singapore53,880.13
Sweden 53,248.14
Netherlands48,271.67
San Marino47,302.15
Austria 46,435.93
Finland45,692.89
Hong Kong SAR44,999.31
Canada 44,773.26
Germany 44,184.45
Belgium 43,243.3
GDP per capita in U.S. dollars
Luxembourg 107,708.22
Switzerland 80,836.66
Macao SAR 79,563.56
Norway 73,615.15
Iceland73,092.2
Ireland68,604.38
Oatar60,811.86
United States 59,495.34
Denmark 56,334.61
Australia56,135.42
Singapore53,880.13
Sweden 53,248.14
Netherlands48,271.67
San Marino47,302.15
Austria 46,435.93
Finland45,692.89
Hong Kong SAR44,999.31
Canada 44,773.26
Germany 44,184.45
Belgium 43,243.3

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The statistic shows the 20 countries with the largest gross domestic product (GDP) per capita in 2017. In 2017, Germany ranked 19th with an estimated GDP of about 44,184 U.S. dollars per capita.
GDP per capita

Gross domestic product (GDP) is a strong indicator of a country’s economic performance and strength. It is measured by the added value of all final goods and services produced in a country during a specific time period or by adding every person’s income during that time period. Gross domestic product per capita is sometimes used to describe the standard of living of a population, with a higher GDP meaning a higher standard of living.

In 2014, Luxembourg, Norway, Qatar, and Switzerland reported the highest gross domestic product per capita worldwide, as can be seen in this statistic. It is estimated that gross domestic product per capita in the United States in 2020 will amount to around 58 thousand U.S. dollars, half of what Luxembourg is currently reporting. Since GDP per capita is calculated per inhabitant (hence the name), this is actually a positive sign of economic development, since it means an increase of almost 4,000 U.S. dollars. Despite the large gross domestic product in the United States, the United States had one of the highest unemployment rates amongst major industrial and emerging countries in 2013, with over 7.3 percent - the fourth highest in comparison to other major industrial and emerging countries.

The nation in the world with the second largest gross domestic product per capita is Norway. Norway’s economy has shown great signs of strength over the last few years. Over the past decade, Norway’s GDP per capita increased by more than 43 thousand U.S. dollars alone, almost doubling its amount. All in all, Norway's economy is one of the most stable and promising worldwide.
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Release date
October 2017
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
2017
Supplementary notes
According to the source, all figures are estimates.

Values were rounded due to a better understanding of the statistic.

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