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Woodrow
07-01-2006, 07:33 PM
The answer really surprised me. Annual average income converted to US Dollars

1 Luxembourg 75,130
2 Norway 64,268
3 Iceland 53,472
4 Switzerland 50,524
5 Ireland 48,351
6 Denmark 48,000
7 Qatar 47,519
8 United States 42,101
9 Sweden 39,658
10 Netherlands 38,333
11 Austria 37,528
12 Finland 37,014
13 United Kingdom 36,599
14 Japan 35,787
15 Belgium 35,750
16 Canada 35,064
17 Australia 34,714
18 Germany 33,922
19 France 33,734
20 Italy 30,450
21 United Arab Emirates 28,582
22 Spain 27,226
23 Singapore 26,835
24 New Zealand 26,441
25 Kuwait 26,020
26 Hong Kong (PRC) 25,444
27 Cyprus 20,214
28 Greece 20,082
29 The Bahamas 18,526
30 Israel 18,266
31 Brunei 17,632
32 Portugal 17,439
33 Netherlands Antilles (Netherlands) 17,270
34 Slovenia 17,066
35 South Korea 16,422
36 Bahrain 16,153
37 Taiwan 15,120
38 Malta 13,737
39 Saudi Arabia 13,316
40 Oman 12,495
41 Trinidad and Tobago 12,329
42 Czech Republic 12,106
43 Barbados 11,478
44 Hungary 11,217
45 Saint Kitts and Nevis 10,897
46 Antigua and Barbuda 10,522
47 Estonia 9,727
48 Slovakia 8,647
49 Seychelles 8,373
50 Croatia 8,345
51 Poland 7,875
52 Lithuania 7,511
53 Mexico 7,298
54 Latvia 7,193
55 Chile 7,040
56 Libya 6,699
57 Gabon 6,538
58 Lebanon 6,033
59 Equatorial Guinea 5,934
60 Botswana 5,829
61 Russia 5,369
62 South Africa 5,100
63 Turkey 5,062
64 Mauritius 5,058
65 Malaysia 5,040
66 Venezuela 5,026
67 Argentina 4,802
68 Panama 4,722
69 Uruguay 4,656
70 Saint Lucia 4,624
71 Costa Rica 4,573
72 Romania 4,539
73 Grenada 4,512
74 Brazil 4,316
75 Belize 3,986
76 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 3,955
77 Dominica 3,944
78 Kazakhstan 3,717
79 Jamaica 3,583
80 Turkmenistan 3,516
81 Bulgaria 3,459
82 Fiji 3,349
83 Dominican Republic 3,235
84 Serbia and Montenegro 3,139
85 Algeria 3,086
86 Belarus 3,031
87 Tunisia 2,978
88 Namibia 2,870
89 Iran 2,825
90 Peru 2,812
91 Colombia 2,742
92 Suriname 2,637
93 Thailand 2,577
94 Ecuador 2,502
95 El Salvador 2,453
96 Maldives 2,441
97 Republic of Macedonia 2,431
98 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2,405
99 Albania 2,348
100 Swaziland 2,323
101 Jordan 2,219
102 Tonga 2,142
103 Cape Verde 2,087
104 Guatemala 1,995
105 Angola 1,873
106 Samoa 1,832
Iraq 1,7831
107 Republic of the Congo 1,751
108 Ukraine 1,727
109 Morocco 1,725
110 People's Republic of China (Mainland) 1,703
111 Vanuatu 1,530
112 Azerbaijan 1,493
113 Georgia 1,493
114 Syria 1,418
115 Egypt 1,316
116 Indonesia 1,259
117 Sri Lanka 1,199
118 Paraguay 1,165
119 Philippines 1,159
120 Honduras 1,145
121 Armenia 1,137
122 Bhutan 1,059
123 Bolivia 1,058
124 Guyana 1,034
125 Cameroon 952
126 Djibouti 885
127 Nicaragua 867
128 Côte d'Ivoire 850
129 Moldova 825
130 Sudan 783
131 Pakistan 769
132 Mongolia 736
133 Senegal 715
134 India 714
135 Nigeria 678
136 Kiribati 672
137 Papua New Guinea 666
138 Mauritania 650
139 Comoros 613
140 Vietnam 612
141 Zambia 609
142 Chad 601
143 Solomon Islands 598
144 Benin 595
145 Yemen 586
146 Kenya 574
147 Lesotho 537
148 Ghana 512
149 Haiti 503
150 Kyrgyzstan 473
151 Laos 463
152 Uzbekistan 445
153 Burkina Faso 438
154 São Tomé and Príncipe 430
155 Mali 421
156 Bangladesh 403
157 Zimbabwe 383
158 Timor-Leste 378
159 Togo 378
160 Cambodia 375
161 Tajikistan 364
162 Guinea 355
163 Mozambique 346
164 Central African Republic 336
165 Uganda 326
166 Tanzania 324
167 Nepal 322
168 The Gambia 304
169 Niger 278
170 Madagascar 263
171 Rwanda 242
172 Afghanistan 228[1]
173 Sierra Leone 219
174 Eritrea 206
175 Guinea-Bissau 181
176 Malawi 161
177 Ethiopia 153
178 Democratic Republic of the Congo 119
179 Burundi 107
180 Myanmar 97

Taken from this link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...al)_per_capita
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Shadow
07-01-2006, 07:45 PM
Interesting, I always did think that Europe had a high income per capita, but I suppose its because the value of their currency is higher.
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Dahir
07-02-2006, 12:41 AM
1 Luxembourg 75,130
2 Norway 64,268
3 Iceland 53,472
4 Switzerland 50,524
5 Ireland 48,351
6 Denmark 48,000
7 Qatar 47,519
8 United States 42,101
9 Sweden 39,658
10 Netherlands 38,333
All I can say is that the list you've shown is WAY off. Firstly, Qatar's GDP per capita is actually between 15-20k, it's usually up and down. Secondly, Ireland is around 31k, and the Netherlands is no where near there. That list is inflated highly for some countries in their time of good. Visit this link for the most accurate results, plus a cool indicator map: GDP (PPP) Per Capita.
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MRR
07-03-2006, 05:24 PM
It is interesting to note that the standard of living is not directly related to this list, although there is a general trend.
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Woodrow
07-05-2006, 05:31 AM
Originally Posted by Dahir
All I can say is that the list you've shown is WAY off. Firstly, Qatar's GDP per capita is actually between 15-20k, it's usually up and down. Secondly, Ireland is around 31k, and the Netherlands is no where near there. That list is inflated highly for some countries in their time of good. Visit this link for the most accurate results, plus a cool indicator map: GDP (PPP) Per Capita.
I agree with you that is a big difference. What is even weirder is both your link and the one I posted are from Wikipedia.
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north_malaysian
07-05-2006, 08:13 AM
the higher per capita income, the higher costs of living too.

We Malaysians spent lots of our money in Thailand and Indonesia because everything is cheap. But when we go to Singapore, Japan, UK.... Gulp!!!!!+o(
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Dahir
07-06-2006, 06:51 AM
What is even weirder is both your link and the one I posted are from Wikipedia.
Ha.Ha.Ha!!! No wonder Wikipedia is so infamous...:giggling: :giggling: :giggling:

Seriously, when you said that, I had the greatest laugh in months. Its no secret that so many people say "Wikipedia is NOT a 'Source'".;D
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HeiGou
07-06-2006, 11:16 AM
Originally Posted by Dahir
Ha.Ha.Ha!!! No wonder Wikipedia is so infamous...:giggling: :giggling: :giggling:

Seriously, when you said that, I had the greatest laugh in months. Its no secret that so many people say "Wikipedia is NOT a 'Source'".;D
Aren't you comparing two different things: nominal GDP per capita and Purchace Power Parity per capita? One relates to a crude measure of wealth: total income divided by the population. The other relates, as some have pointed out, to the cost of living. Europe is an expensive place to live so you need to earn a lot. America, and most Third World countries, is cheap so you don't.

PPPs are usually the better measure.
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searchingsoul
07-14-2006, 12:01 AM
Originally Posted by HeiGou
Aren't you comparing two different things: nominal GDP per capita and Purchace Power Parity per capita? One relates to a crude measure of wealth: total income divided by the population. The other relates, as some have pointed out, to the cost of living. Europe is an expensive place to live so you need to earn a lot. America, and most Third World countries, is cheap so you don't.

PPPs are usually the better measure.
Thanks HeiGou, I'll check out the PPP's because this is peaking my curiosity. I also want to point out that social customs also affect the standard of living. For example, a lot people I know in the ME do not understand why money doesn't go very far in the US. Several of my friends are accustomed to living with their parents a large portion of their adult lives. There's many factors affecting the standard of living of people in various nations.
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Dahir
07-14-2006, 12:04 AM
HeiGou, SS, the two aren't too far apart, really, probably just a single digit apart, nothing more. The thing is that some nations, like Qatar, have been SUPER-inflated.:X
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