The world’s richest countries to date

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Meanwhile here is below FE’s latest on the world’s richest countries to date.


The Richest Countries in the World

GDP per capita is often considered an indicator of the standard of living of a given country, as it reflects the average wealth of each person residing in a country. It is therefore the standard method used to compare how poor or wealthy countries are in relation to each other.  As we get closer to 2019, we decided to take a look at our forecasts for GDP per capita from 2019 to 2022 for the 127 countries we cover to get an idea of what countries are the wealthiest currently and how the rankings will change over the coming years.  The projections used in this study are Consensus Forecasts based on the individual forecasts of over 1000 world renowned investment banks, economic think tanks and professional economic forecasting firms.

 

Unlike some of our other lists such as the most miserable economies in the world and the poorest countries in the world, this is one of those lists that being near the top is definitely a good thing. Interestingly, some of the smallest countries in the world are the richest in the world. In fact, of the major economies, only the United States makes it in the top 10. Countries like China and India, which have made great economic strides in recent years, are nowhere near the top countries in terms of GDP per capita. Of the other largest economies in the world, Germany, Canada, France, the UK and Japan are the closest to the top 10 coming in at 15th, 18th, 19th, 20th and 23rd respectively, according to our forecasts for 2019 GDP per capita.

With that said, let’s take a look at the richest economies in the world according to Consensus Forecasts for 2019 and 2022 GDP per capita.

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You can see the entire list below of our projections for GDP per capita for 2019 below. If you’d like to get more historical data, Consensus Forecasts, charts, graphs and written analysis from our team of economists, download a free sample report by clicking on the button below the table.

Note: GDP per capita data in USD

2019 Rank Country GDP per capita 2019 (Projected) GDP per capita 2017 (Actual) 2017 Rank GDP per capita 2022 (Projected) 2022 Rank
1 Luxembourg 119719 107053 1 138395 1
2 Norway 86362 74571 3 102907 2
3 Switzerland 83832 80069 2 93328 4
4 Ireland 81477 70220 5 96776 3
5 Iceland 78181 73529 4 89388 5
6 Qatar 65062 60694 6 75032 6
7 United States 64906 59792 7 71131 9
8 Denmark 63434 57360 9 73106 8
9 Singapore 62690 57495 8 69745 10
10 Australia 58824 55697 10 67896 11
11 Sweden 57945 52958 11 74080 7
12 Netherlands 56415 48656 12 66044 12
13 Austria 54606 47823 13 63215 13
14 Finland 52320 46393 14 61556 14
15 Germany 51642 45247 16 60663 15
16 Hong Kong 50216 46065 15 56790 17
17 Belgium 49095 43926 18 57159 16
18 Canada 48604 45081 17 54911 18
19 France 45586 39890 21 52637 19
20 United Kingdom 45491 39820 22 52291 20
21 Israel 43216 41840 19 49684 21
22 New Zealand 42711 41589 20 46611 22
23 Japan 41834 38179 23 45894 23
24 United Arab Emirates 38961 37728 24 42447 24
25 Italy 36061 32355 25 41342 25
26 Korea 33495 29745 27 40141 26
27 Spain 33151 28328 28 39457 27
28 Puerto Rico 32705 31230 26 38667 29
29 Malta 32130 27326 30 39395 28
30 Brunei 30297 28276 29 34292 32
31 Cyprus 29224 26143 32 34396 31
32 Kuwait 28394 27260 31 31839 33
33 Slovenia 28247 23495 35 34569 30
34 Taiwan 26309 24383 33 30269 36
35 Bahrain 26083 24245 34 28835 38
36 Czech Republic 25468 20493 38 31741 34
37 Portugal 24312 21126 37 29001 37
38 Estonia 24043 20383 39 30582 35
39 Saudi Arabia 22368 21209 36 24416 42
40 Slovakia 21278 17681 42 26184 40
41 Greece 21274 18639 40 25556 41
42 Lithuania 20644 18265 41 26705 39
43 Latvia 18861 15572 46 23786 43
44 Trinidad & Tobago 18018 16123 45 20561 47
45 Uruguay 17772 17104 43 21964 44
46 Oman 17668 17102 44 18635 51
47 Chile 16914 15118 47 20170 48
48 Hungary 16852 14271 50 21177 46
49 Poland 16782 13825 52 21316 45
50 Panama 16576 15090 48 19363 50
51 Croatia 15878 13979 51 19415 49
52 Romania 13229 10844 56 17215 52
53 Lebanon 12789 11495 54 14770 53
54 Costa Rica 12369 11626 53 14155 55
55 Malaysia 11771 9806 59 14326 54
56 Russia 11240 10958 55 13125 57
57 China 10400 8806 61 13601 56
58 Mexico 10350 9325 60 12351 59
59 Kazakhstan 9975 8585 62 11763 60
60 Bulgaria 9873 8089 63 12488 58
61 Brazil 9439 9896 58 11143 62
62 Botswana 9106 8051 64 10839 64
63 Montenegro 9096 7683 65 11259 61
64 Argentina 8805 14605 49 10209 65
65 Dominican Republic 8220 7475 66 9337 66
66 Turkey 8140 10542 57 11060 63
67 Thailand 7624 6591 69 8986 68
68 Serbia 7399 5897 73 9308 67
69 Peru 7301 6749 67 8599 69
70 Turkmenistan 7121 6632 68 7753 72
71 Colombia 7089 6377 70 8043 70
72 South Africa 6908 6281 71 7684 74
73 Macedonia 6430 5465 78 8032 71
74 Belarus 6306 5741 74 7422 75
75 Ecuador 6199 6143 72 6710 79
76 Bosnia and Herzegovina 6146 5242 79 7714 73
77 Paraguay 6124 5586 77 7007 76
78 Jordan 6062 5619 76 6717 78
79 Albania 5569 4645 83 6881 77
80 Jamaica 5557 5198 80 6163 81
81 Iran 5069 5635 75 6144 82
82 Iraq 5059 4920 81 5435 86
83 Belize 4839 4825 82 4982 92
84 Guatemala 4825 4467 84 5461 85
85 Mongolia 4808 3640 94 6213 80
86 Georgia 4750 4284 86 5864 84
87 Azerbaijan 4725 4149 87 5416 87
88 Kosovo 4671 3908 90 5908 83
89 Algeria 4461 4104 88 5240 91
90 Armenia 4428 3862 93 5285 88
91 Sri Lanka 4406 4071 89 5251 89
92 Venezuela 4374 125 126
93 Indonesia 4193 3876 92 5242 90
94 El Salvador 4187 3895 91 4667 93
95 Angola 3838 4412 85 4648 94
96 Bolivia 3707 3388 96 4117 96
97 Morocco 3539 3143 97 3976 98
98 Tunisia 3520 3483 95 3849 100
99 Moldova 3350 2761 100 4031 97
100 Philippines 3320 2978 98 4226 95
101 Ukraine 3140 2678 101 3960 99
102 Honduras 2923 2774 99 3167 104
103 Laos 2890 2523 102 3571 103
104 Vietnam 2786 2355 104 3601 102
105 Egypt 2726 2472 103 3815 101
106 Nigeria 2297 1995 106 2815 106
107 India 2289 1979 107 2987 105
108 Nicaragua 2250 2221 105 2481 107
109 Ghana 1916 1654 108 2285 110
110 Cote d’Ivoire 1913 1618 109 2404 108
111 Kenya 1834 1599 110 2073 111
112 Bangladesh 1767 1491 114 2314 109
113 Cambodia 1618 1384 115 2004 113
114 Zambia 1573 1563 111 1745 115
115 Myanmar 1538 1264 116 2073 112
116 Pakistan 1472 1547 112 1738 116
117 Uzbekistan 1298 1514 113 1908 114
118 Kyrgyzstan 1288 1203 117 1436 117
119 Tanzania 1166 1037 118 1393 118
120 Ethiopia 1083 124 1364 119
121 Haiti 934 776 120 1084 121
122 Tajikistan 889 785 119 1102 120
123 Yemen 823 126 976 122
124 Uganda 770 735 121 909 123
125 DR Congo 533 439 122 728 124
126 Mozambique 469 429 123 557 12

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