Per capita data is often used to make macroeconomic data comparable across countries of different sizes. Where absolute data is not comparable, per capita data can be used as it is independent of country size. The most commonly used per capita indicator is the GDP per capita. While the United States dominate absolute GDP rankings, smaller countries like Luxembourg and Switzerland are on top in GDP per capita rankings . Another advantage of per capita data is that it makes numbers, that are otherwise hard to grasp, more understandable by putting them into context.
Another factor contributing to the public debt problem is the United States' expenditure on health. In 2014, health expenditure per capita in the United States amounted to 8,054 U.S. dollars, which represents the highest value in the world by a wide margin.
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