World GDP Per Capita Ranking 2019

In this article, we will share the ranking of 192 countries in the world based on their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Per Capita during 2018.  We have used the publicly available data from International Monetary Fund (IMF) to rank the countries. We have also provided GDP per capita ranking for developed and developing countries. IMF classifies these countries as ‘advanced economies’ and ’emerging market and developing economies’ respectively. Of the 192 countries, 39 countries classified as advanced economies and the remaining are classified as emerging market and developing economies.

This is our second article in a series of articles ranking the countries in the world based on their GDP related indicators. In our first article, we presented the country rankings based on GDP. In the future articles, we will present the country rankings based on GDP on a purchasing power parity basis (GDP PPP), GDP PPP per capita, and real GDP growth.

World GDP Per Capita Ranking

Luxembourg leads the world GDP per capita rankings with a GDP per capita of $114,234 during 2018. Luxembourg is followed by Switzerland, Macao SAR, Norway, and Ireland. Here are the GDP per capita rankings of the world top-10 economies (based on GDP) along with their GDP per capita.

  • The United States is ranked 9 with a GDP per capita of $62,606.
  • China is ranked is ranked 72 with a GDP per capita of $9,608.
  • Japan is ranked 26 with a GDP per capita of $39,306.
  • Germany is ranked 18 with a GDP per capita of $48,264.
  • The United Kingdom is ranked 22 with a GDP per capita of $42,558.
  • France is ranked 21 with a GDP per capita of $42,878.
  • India is ranked 147 with a GDP per capita of $2,036.
  • Italy is ranked 27 with a GDP per capita of $34,260.
  • Brazil is ranked 78 with a GDP per capita of $8,968.
  • Canada is ranked 20 with a GDP per capita of $46,261.

The charts below list all the 192 countries as per their GDP per capita rank.

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World GDP Per Capita Ranking – Developed countries

In the world GDP per capita rankings provided above, all of the 39 advanced economies find place in the world top-50. The chart below lists the advanced economies only as per their GDP per capita rank in the developed world.

World GDP PC Ranking 2019 - advanced economies

World GDP Per Capita Ranking – Developing countries

Qatar leads the developing world GDP per capita rankings with a GDP per capita of $70,780 during 2018. Qatar is followed by United Arab Emirates, The Bahamas, Brunei Darussalam, and Kuwait.

Even though top-10 developing countries in the developing world GDP per capita ranking have GDP per capita more than the last ranking country (Lativa) in the developed world, these countries are not classified as advanced economies. Why?

As per IMF, “The main criteria used by the WEO to classify the world into advanced economies and emerging market and developing economies are (1) per capita income level, (2) export diversification—so oil exporters that have high per capita GDP would not make the advanced classification because around 70% of its exports are oil, and (3) degree of integration into the global financial system.  Note, however, that these are not the only factors considered in deciding the classification of countries. This classification has evolved over time. The objective is to facilitate analysis by providing a reasonably meaningful method of organizing data. Reclassification only happens when something marked changes or the case for change in terms of the three criteria above becomes overwhelming.”

The chart below lists the top-60 developing countries as per their GDP per capita rank in the developing world.

World GDP PC Ranking 2019 - developing economies

World GDP Ranking Data Table

The data table below lists the 192 countries in the world along with their GDP per capita rank and GDP per capita.

RankCountry NameGDP per capita (in $)
1Luxembourg114,234
2Switzerland82,950
3Macao SAR82,388
4Norway81,695
5Ireland76,099
6Iceland74,278
7Qatar70,780
8Singapore64,041
9United States62,606
10Denmark60,692
11Australia56,352
12Sweden53,873
13Netherlands53,106
14Austria51,509
15Finland49,845
16San Marino48,946
17Hong Kong SAR48,517
18Germany48,264
19Belgium46,724
20Canada46,261
21France42,878
22United Kingdom42,558
23Israel41,644
24New Zealand41,267
25United Arab Emirates40,711
26Japan39,306
27Italy34,260
28The Bahamas34,003
29Brunei Darussalam32,414
30Puerto Rico31,939
31Korea31,346
32Malta31,058
33Kuwait30,839
34Spain30,697
35Cyprus28,340
36Slovenia26,234
37Bahrain25,851
38Aruba25,466
39Taiwan Province of China24,971
40Saudi Arabia23,566
41Portugal23,186
42Estonia22,990
43Czech Republic22,850
44Greece20,408
45Slovak Republic19,582
46Oman19,302
47Lithuania19,143
48St. Kitts and Nevis18,203
49Latvia18,032
50Barbados17,961
51Antigua and Barbuda17,636
52Uruguay17,165
53Seychelles16,472
54Trinidad and Tobago16,223
55Palau16,091
56Chile16,079
57Hungary15,924
58Panama15,679
59Poland15,431
60Croatia14,816
61Maldives14,501
62Romania12,285
63Costa Rica11,744
64Argentina11,627
65Russia11,327
66Mauritius11,281
67Grenada11,042
68Malaysia10,942
69St. Lucia10,610
70Equatorial Guinea10,453
71Mexico9,807
72China9,608
73Turkey9,346
74Bulgaria9,267
75Lebanon9,257
76Kazakhstan9,237
77Nauru9,037
78Brazil8,968
79Montenegro8,652
80Gabon8,297
81Botswana8,137
82Dominican Republic7,881
83Turkmenistan7,646
84St. Vincent and the Grenadines7,491
85Serbia7,243
86Thailand7,187
87Peru7,002
88Dominica6,977
89Libya6,692
90Colombia6,684
91South Africa6,377
92Ecuador6,316
93Belarus6,306
94North Macedonia6,100
95Iraq5,930
96Paraguay5,899
97Suriname5,799
98Fiji5,752
99Namibia5,727
100Bosnia and Herzegovina5,674
101Islamic Republic of Iran5,491
102Jamaica5,392
103Albania5,289
104Belize4,862
105Tonga4,665
106Guyana4,649
107Guatemala4,575
108Azerbaijan4,569
109Kosovo4,403
110Georgia4,400
111Samoa4,318
112Jordan4,278
113Eswatini4,250
114Algeria4,238
115Armenia4,149
116Tuvalu4,096
117Sri Lanka4,068
118Mongolia4,026
119El Salvador3,924
120Indonesia3,871
121Marshall Islands3,831
122Bolivia3,682
123Angola3,669
124Micronesia3,656
125Cabo Verde3,563
126Tunisia3,423
127Venezuela3,374
128Morocco3,359
129Vanuatu3,254
130Moldova3,218
131Bhutan3,215
132Philippines3,104
133Ukraine2,963
134Lao P.D.R.2,720
135Egypt2,573
136Vietnam2,551
137Papua New Guinea2,530
138Honduras2,521
139Republic of Congo2,511
140Timor-Leste2,435
141Solomon Islands2,271
142Ghana2,206
143Nicaragua2,108
144Djibouti2,085
145São Tomé and Príncipe2,063
146Nigeria2,049
147India2,036
148Kenya1,857
149Bangladesh1,745
150Zimbabwe1,712
151Côte d'Ivoire1,680
152Kiribati1,641
153Pakistan1,555
154Cameroon1,548
155Cambodia1,509
156Senegal1,474
157Zambia1,417
158Lesotho1,358
159Myanmar1,298
160Kyrgyz Republic1,268
161Uzbekistan1,263
162Mauritania1,143
163Tanzania1,134
164Eritrea1,112
165Nepal972
166Mali927
167Benin915
168Guinea883
169Chad874
170Comoros874
171Yemen873
172Haiti857
173Ethiopia853
174Guinea-Bissau840
175Tajikistan826
176Sudan808
177Rwanda791
178The Gambia745
179Burkina Faso729
180Liberia728
181Uganda724
182Togo670
183Afghanistan544
184Sierra Leone516
185Niger477
186Mozambique476
187Madagascar459
188Democratic Republic of the Congo449
189Central African Republic430
190Malawi351
191Burundi307
192South Sudan303

Notes

Data Source:  International Monetary Fund (IMF) World Economic Outlook (WEO) database, April 2019 edition.

 

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