Which Country Creates the Highest GDP per Capita?

GDP Per Capita (Current USD) (USD), 2018 or latest
Economy | May 17, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 176 countries in 2018, Monaco ranked the highest in GDP per capita in USD terms with USD 168,011 followed by Liechtenstein and Luxembourg. On the other end of the scale was Burundi with USD 294, South Sudan with USD 306 and Malawi with USD 371.

Average GDP per capita in USD terms reached USD 11,413 in 2018 in the World according to the National Statistical Office. This is 4.45 % more than in the previous year and 24.1 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, average GDP per capita in USD terms reached an all time high of USD 14,153 in 2023 and an all time low of USD 452 in 1960. The average annual growth amounted to 5.62 % since 1950.

Data for more countries are available at GDP Per Capita (Current USD) indicator page.

GDP Per Capita (Current USD) Unit 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Australia USD 67,892 68,043 62,403 56,644 49,938
Denmark USD 58,508 61,191 62,549 53,255 54,467
Iceland USD 45,910 49,522 54,242 52,429 61,758
Ireland USD 48,946 51,665 55,628 61,909 63,559
Liechtenstein USD 149,296 173,528 179,308 167,591 164,993 ... ...
Luxembourg USD 106,749 113,625 118,824 100,428 101,306
Macao USD 76,496 89,525 94,004 75,484 74,017
Monaco USD 152,000 172,589 185,153 163,369 168,011 ... ...
Netherlands USD 50,073 52,184 52,830 45,175 46,008
Norway USD 101,668 103,059 97,200 74,522 70,942
Qatar USD 88,565 88,305 86,853 65,177 59,044
Singapore USD 54,716 56,389 56,957 54,941 55,243
Sweden USD 57,197 60,348 59,242 50,833 51,618
Switzerland USD 83,538 85,112 86,606 82,082 80,038
USA USD 51,603 53,107 55,033 56,803 57,904