Which Country Creates the Highest GDP per Capita?

GDP Per Capita (Current USD) (USD), 2018 or latest
Economy | February 01, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 173 countries in 2018, Luxembourg ranked the highest in GDP per capita in USD terms with USD 124,414 followed by Macao and Switzerland. 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 24.2 % 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 450 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 67,865 67,990 62,328 56,561 49,897
Austria USD 48,568 50,717 51,705 44,207 44,731
Denmark USD 58,508 61,191 62,549 53,013 53,579
Finland USD 47,416 49,638 49,915 42,424 43,433
Iceland USD 44,563 48,024 52,855 51,214 60,530
Ireland USD 49,042 51,773 55,413 61,808 64,100
Luxembourg USD 106,749 113,625 119,225 101,447 100,739
Macao USD 76,496 89,525 94,004 75,484 74,017
Netherlands USD 49,475 51,574 52,157 44,746 45,638
Norway USD 101,668 103,059 97,200 74,498 70,890
Qatar USD 88,565 88,305 86,853 66,347 59,324
Singapore USD 54,716 56,389 56,957 54,941 55,243
Sweden USD 57,134 60,283 59,180 50,812 51,845
Switzerland USD 83,538 85,112 86,606 82,016 79,866
USA USD 51,451 52,782 54,697 56,444 57,589